Big Spending by Fossil Fuel Supporters Swings Ohio Senate Race to GOP

Republican incumbent Rob Portman built a big lead in the polls over former Gov. Ted Strickland after flurry of ads painting the Democrat as anti-coal. By Marianne Lavelle Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles called Climate Battlegrounds 2016 examing Congressional and other races where issues of energy and climate change are playing a central role. It begins with this look at Ohio’s critical U.S. Senate race. See Also: Fossil Fuel Money to GOP Grows, and So Does Climate Divide GOP and Democratic Platforms Highlight Stark Differences on Energy and Climate Fossil Fuel Money Still a Dry Well for Trump Campaign read more


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