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great financial advantages. they had to justify what they were doing in the public interest and if they failed to improve public interest, their charters were canceled and their charters automatically terminated in any event but now they become these monsters of economic power. we have to organize ourselves. they will not hand it to us on a silver plat are. as you pointed out, we are seeing it all over the country. we are getting organized and we are not going away. i encourage you and others be a part of this. you can have a revolutionary campaign and a counterrevolutionary party like the democratic party so join us at the green party and in this campaign at jill2016.com. ist: yet bernie sanders telling his supporters to vote for hillary clinton. ms. stein: he is but it's
interesting the bernie ost as many are supporting our campaign as our hillary clinton. host: rachel from tennessee, good evening. hello, how are you? i have some questions regarding the foreign policy. really participation within our state department and in congress and in the executive branch, exporting weapons to saudi arabia who i'm sure you sell what happened saturday, the atrocity bombings of a funeral. i am wondering how would you deepe what i call the state? it is also against the law for our government to participate in groups,with terrorist
giving them weapons and then also the drone program. they are building $100 million or billion dollar drone base in africa and i am just wondering how can the people in washington be held accountable for working with terrorists? host: thank you for the call. ms. stein: really great question and you named a number of critical issues. this requires many steps in order to deal with. the first step is for us to stand up and have leadership that says we need a new way forward, a new chapter in foreign relations, a foreign-policy based on international law, human rights,
diplomacy, not on the exercise of brute military and economic domination. we call for a foreign policy in which we are not supplying weapons to people who are violating international law and human rights. that includes saudi arabia and includes the government of israel, which is violating human rights. we are supporting their army to the tune of a million dollars a day. include egypt, for example, which is also committing massive human rights violations. we have been a violator ourselves of international law and human rights like the drone program. that is a violation of international law. we need to inform our allies that we are turning over a new chapter and we expect them to do the same. in the middle east, we call for a weapons embargo to the whole region because we are basically supplying weapons to all sides and a freeze on the funding of and the bank
accounts of those funding. there is a better way forward. we need to stand up and make it happen. in this election, we are deciding not just what the world will be but the climate crisis, deep potential for nuclear welfare. and do that.and up win,ve a number we can including 25 million latinos who learnt in this race that the republicans are the party of hate and fear. thist me conclude with question. what is this election about? >> it is about eight democracy. about shifting power back to the
people. it is about having a vision of the future that says we can do more. it is a campaign that says that we have the ability to transform ourselves and our conditions but we have to understand the end exercise it and that allows the fear mongers to abandon our principles and support the lesser of two evils. this is about the future. you for beingnk with us. dr. stein: thank you, steve. steve: you >> the presidential debates this election have not featured a third-party candidate as a result of polling requirements
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impact of every first lady in history. it features interviews with the nation from leading historians. each chapter also features brief biographies of 45 presidential spouses and archival photos. paperback, nowin available at your favorite look seller in also as an e-book. steve: we want to welcome back former house speaker newt gingrich, a with a new book called "treason." we will talk about that in just a moment. "treason." but finish this sentence. the state of the republican party three weeks before the election is what? guest: chaotic. and a changeange, driven by the voters and not donald trump. began,e election process about 62% of the republican voters said they were unhappy with the leadership in washington, and that is quite trump the 16th of the candidates.
not just donald trump but the voter base that when a dramatic change. real changes chaotic, not a comfortable and easy soft thing. that is what we are in the early stages of. host: yesterday, donald trump was in new hampshire and they'll get your reaction of what he said about the upcoming debate. [video clip] athletes make them take a drug test, right? i think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. i do. why do we do that? we should take a drug test because i do not know what is going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end, it was like, take me down. she could barely reach her car. host: mr. speaker, your reaction? guest: he goes off on these
tangents that i do not think are central to winning. it strikes me that he can beat hillary clinton on really big issues in which she is really guilty. he does not need to go up on these tangents, making him look like he is doing things that do not fit the average person's idea what the presidential campaign ought to be. host: what are the issues that chris wallace has asked it to be president? you can assume he will be asking about the audiotapes and charges against him. how should you respond? guest: i think he ought to say that the things i have been in my life i'm not proud of and i have apologized, but everybody who has worked at me and watch this campaign knows i am totally committed to helping save america and i will do everything i can to four hours a day to help save america. host: "the new york times" this morning, paul ryan, a long labor path leading away from donald trump. was it a mistake to say he will
not campaign for the gop nominee? guest: i think he was sending a signal to all members, which is it is not their job to defend donald trump. that is donald trump's job. it is their job to defeat hillary clinton. walk a ryan has to narrow line and i think he has walked that line. to hariri.ed take him out with a strong statement two days ago about the anti-capital bigotry and the hillary's senior staff, and i think you will continue to be openly opposed to hillary. frankly, it is not his job to run around and defend everything donald trump says. host: you also made the comment on fox news last week about the lynching of the media and you quote someone who writes about politics in minnesota. guest: he wrote a fascinating aece that he described as media coup d'etat. he said that 14 million americans picked donald trump as the republican nominee.
about 20 or 30 years executives decided last friday to destroy him. "the hill" came out with an analysis. on friday, you had to wikileaks about hillary and this 11-year-old tape about trump. the evening news of the three networks was 23 minutes on trump and 57 seconds on hillary. that is an unending one-sided barrage that i have never seen anything like in my lifetime. ,t is a continuous, all week the continuing assault on trump, while ignoring criminal behavior revealed by wikileaks, and it is astonishing to me the mismatch in coverage. out thats pointing this is way beyond bias. this was a deliberate effort to destroy candidate of a major party and that is what trump means when they talk about the election being rigged. it is not rigged by the local precinct worker. it is rigged by the national
networks, "the new york times," "the washington post," and i have been looking at this since august 1958 and i think they are right. the establishment is terrified by the genuine outsider and doubly terrified of the conservative outsider. i think the gloves are off and they will destroy him. ironically, in the abc poll this was two the total shift points. if i was the news media, be worried that in the end what they are doing is alienating the whole country. host: who wins november 8? guest: trump. if you look around the world, people are sick of corruption, sick of the dishonesty, sick of the establishment and it is to it brexit in great britain, in iceland where a teacher won the election for special president and two in rome, for the first time in 2000 years, a woman mayor, who comes from the five-star move, which was founded by comedian as an anticorruption movement. all over the planet, people are
fed up with politicians who are lying, cheating and stealing. i think clinton is the personification, the two clintons are the personification of corruption. host: our guest, former house speaker newt gingrich newt gingrich. we'll go to florida, supporter of donald trump. good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for allowing me to speak. newt gingrich, i appreciate your intelligence and diligence to find the facts for us voters. at first, i am a 24 carat gold constituent from the tampa, florida, and i have just had it. i was initially going to vote another way, but having heard you, specifically you, articulate in a gentlemanly matter on how worse off our
country would be with the likes of hillary clinton, also, too, i would like you to express to donald trump, please, talk about the way the democratic party deceived us in order to push ahead the employer mandate so -- democratscrati would not be affected by such horrific thing when they found or that once the democrat employer mandate was to be initiated, that it was hurt millions and millions of hard-working voters and americans. host: patricia, thank you for the call. guest: then, one of the reasons people are fed up with washington is president obama campaigned promising you could keep your doctor, your health insurance. not only was it not true, we knew he knew it was not true. if he had told the truth, he would not have gotten elected and that is why. people are so fed up with all of
trump's weaknesses, and he clearly has week this is. he has a level of candor, that i think for americans, was a refreshing change from the package professional dishonesty which surrounds us in american politics today. host: you have said there is big trump and little trump. why does he not verbally away from the little stuff and focus on big issues? when you talk to him, what do you tell him? guest: we talk about it directly and he is gone much further. he is a 70-year-old billionaire who beat 16 people, including very, very good candidates. the history of the republican party and he says, wait a second, i have done pretty well, tell me why i have to change? he is in a different league, potential president, the standards are different than money for the nomination and he does have to change and gradually getting there. i worry if you will get there fast enough. he is a great showman.
i have been at several rallies. part of this came out of "the apprentice" and the experience he has had with "miss universe" and the things he has done as a marketer. he gets into the crowd and he and the crowd are dancing, and sometimes that is a mistake. when you look at it on television, it is not nearly as exciting when you stand there were 2000 people. host: from washington, good morning. you newt?y i call guest: of course. old andi am 80 years you came on my radar screen -- and thatnd night that you are the most brilliant political strategist in my lifetime. guest: wow. caller: you know, your contract for america was -- that is all for thed about
following year in the newspapers and the television. strategy was perfect. want -- there is a question of like to ask you. the democrats have only got 13 governors left and they have not had control of the house, but two art of the last 19 years for the last 21 years, so your strategy worked perfectly well. you are the most brilliant political strategist i have ever known. now the question. house,u retired from the was it because of the little super pac or book deal or may be was it your visit to your wife
when she was dying of cancer? what was the reason for your retirement? guest: those are all three very good rumors. none of which are true. my ex-wife, the so-called visit that my daughters were with me on was in 1980, long before i became speaker of the house. the contract i signed was in 1994, long before i left the house. i cannot set up the american solutions, which was not a super pac, they did not exist back then, until after i left the house. the truth was i burned out my welcome. i was such an aggressive, change oriented speaker. i pushed so many things, reformed welfare, balanced the budget for four years, and the members got tired of it. it was turmoil all the time because we were pushing and pushing and pushing. i finally realized the truth was after the 1998 election that they were were not, i was one
out and it was time to go. i was comfortable leaving and i have had a pretty remarkable career since then. i am very happy having been speaker of the house. great honor. happy to observe the people of georgia for 20 years. great honor, but i am also happy writing books, making movies and other things. host: have you had any conversations with former speaker john boehner? guest: i have not. i should probably give him a call. great guy who did the great job. he led the party back into the majority. he was the conference chair when i was speaker. host: he came in the 1994, correct? no, i think 1990 because he was part of the gang of seven that reformed the house and he became conference chair when i became majority and he did the great job. a very confident guy. host: "treason" his book number what? guest: 28 and, depending if you count side books. host: this is a nonfiction book. a novel.is is
but we did was say, you know from the soviet archives that they had about 500 agents in place in the american government in the 1940's, some very high up. what it isis had two people are three people who were loyal to isis but insignificant american positions. for example, they were in the fbi hierarchy, the department of homeland security? how dangerous would that be and how could that affect things? ande started from there developed a novel, which is very fast-paced, and gives you a real sense of how real the terrorist threat is an brings up things like what has happened in france, belgium, germany, and reason into an american story. i think people find it entertaining and sheer fast-paced writing, but also, they will see some things about your accuracy, politics, and
terrorism that i think will be helpful in furthering the national conversation. host: vice president joe biden this morning indicating the u.s. is preparing her a possible cyber attack strategy against russia. will we? should re-? -- should we? guest: we should be careful. knowledge, there is no proof that the russians are engaged in a cyber attack strategy and if it involves hacking, the national security agency is the leading hacker on the planet and we do a lot of stuff to learn about what foreign leaders are doing. host: you bring your own stuffed animal. what is this about? guest: there have now been six history books for eight-year-olds, and it is where they teach them american history and our newest one is "hail to the chief," where it introduces american presidents and the created an plush toy elephant made in america. little kids love it, so i thought i would get along and have show and tell.
host: you brought it on sean hannity's program. guest: he was startled. i called him after and he said, in the middle of an election you, you bring up a toy elephant? i said, yes, he is cute. host: in missouri, good morning. go ahead. caller: thank you. voice, thank you the c-span. tos is all about temperament me. very much so temperament. i think donald trump has the temperament. i do not care what he says. he does not have the temperament. guest: i think that is a very serious issue and one that trump over the next couple of weeks has to continue to gain ground on. it is also to the stories about hillary clinton blowing up and being angry. the most recent story about throwing a glass of water at one of her staff immediately after
the national security debate, when she was really, really unhappy. those things are there. their challenge we have is an amateur and trump was a brand-new outsider, never in politics, and great strengths and weaknesses. you have a professional hillary clinton, who first got involved with joe lieberman's senate race 40 years ago, but she and her husband have a record of corruption and dishonesty so great that if you take that to the white house, it is not a test of temperament. it is a test of whether the will of law will survive. i think people do have serious conversations and a decision to make. which of these two risks is greater and which is a larger threat to the united states? in my case, i am convinced the more we learn from wikileaks, the more we learn from watching what is going on, the danger of the clintons corrupting the entire system is so great that i'm willing to take the risk of temperamental trump.
that does not mean it is a sure thing. he will be different. he wants someone who will be a change agent. change agents are different, whether it is steve jobs creating apple or whether it is henry ford inventing the automotive. these changes are different than corporate c rise within the system. host: if elected, i asked terry o'neill, too, would you served within the administration? guest: i would wreck with trump to rethink the government. host: why does donald trump continue to talk about hillary clinton's health? fascinated, i don't know. he has in intuition about it. he has done things in the past him at taking on jeb bush, marco rubio, that i would not have done and when he first did it, i thought it would not work but it worked. it may be his balance off. he knows there is a real effort his temperament is
wrong. what he is trying to say is, yes, and she does not have the physical stamina to do the job. it is not something i would harp on. at foxnews.com, you wrote "hillary clinton is dangerous to look open borders. toknow why she would refused release her paid speeches to bankers and special interests, when her staff assembled a list of the most damaging comments in those transcripts, they must have seen immediately that they cannot afford for the material they made public. you go on to say that "hillary's tomb of open borders would send the wages and incomes of millions of americans into freefall. at the same time, it would mean an explosion of buffer cost of the state and federal government. hillary's you would literally drive americans and america bankrupt." ae said they paid her to $25,000 for the speech and earlier, they paid her husband $400,000 and she says, my dream
-- dream is a strong word -- my dream is that we will open borders in the western hemisphere. if you look at the mexican drug cartels, ms 13 gangs in el salvador, cocaine cartels in columbia, open borders would be disaster from that standpoint. second, there are 600 million people that can cross an open border. some of whom have wages. the clinton state department lobbied against raising the haitian minimum wage from three dollars a day, not an hour, a day, to five dollars a day. if we had truly open borders and you are sitting in haiti and thinking, let me get this straight, i could earn three dollars a day working in haiti or i could go to the u.s. and have a $15 an hour minimum wage -- gee, i wonder what i will do? in theonce estimated world poll that there were 165 million people who were prepared
to move to the u.s. if they could figure out how to do it. that? you handle in southern california, look at the number of people on medicare who are not legally here. the cost in the state of california, it is breathtaking how expensive it can be. that is like it. set the news media. 23 minutes on a kate -- on a tape from 11 digital and they skip this material out of wikileaks. if that got 23 minutes of national to be time, she would be toast. let's go to florida, good morning. who are you voting for, margaret? caller: and decided, an independent, -- undecided, independent, no fan of donald trump. mr. speaker, i have great respect for you and your wife. first, i want to say quickly that it is interesting that vice president biden is not going to do his hacking machine talk so we can downplay the wikileaks. it is so depressing.
i am 64, roman catholic, very to an immigrant and we raised our kids. he has never been on public assistance. i hase never been told -- been was never told anything, he came and assimilated. i always tell my many liberal friends -- i am in social services -- there's nothing more insulting to [indiscernible] i do not care for donald trump. i never watched his show. i think this is so interesting that if you package it in the murmuring speech, and i think she is very smart, nobody would question how smart hillary clinton is, but the idea that this woman, because she talks quietly, would do something good for this country -- i remember clearly when bill clinton smeared and was so shamefully embarrassing, so disgusting to generate, and i remember then that we should
have asked the questions and the only reason he lied was that his private life has nothing to do with how he was governed great while i am no fan of donald trump, suddenly, and i did not hear miss o'neill come out and they do notow defend those women, how hillary clinton's shameful treatment of those women and how bill clinton did not pay women equally and referred to latinas, they're the biggest hypocrites in the world. while donald trump is no fine man, as far as i'm concerned, i do not bind them to be a liar or hypocrite. i will let you comment on that than i am disturbed and depressed for america. thank you, mr. speaker. guest: i think he put it very well. the reason the election is this closes on one end, you have a jail educated lawyer very to another yale educated lawyer, both amazingly polished and good -- you have the yale educated
lawyer married to another jail educated lawyer, both amazingly polished and good. carlos slim, the richest men in mexico, a major investor in "the new york times," and the whole thing i think is correct. on the other hand, you have a guy who is uneven and strengths and weaknesses and has never been in politics before. he brings the clumsiness of that this this man in the public arena. very good at business but never has been in the public arena. he is not as slick as hillary clinton and he is very authentic. you really get the donald trump that is real. whereas with hillary, you read wikileaks -- let me make one point about wikileaks. what a wonderful irony. she deletes 33,000 e-mails and now they're showing up to wikileaks and now their complaint it is the russians giving us the e-mails she deleted. your writing accommodate. aboutuld write a comedy
this experience and the tragic components are astonishing. it endangers the rule of law and america in a way that i think moves us towards being like venezuela and is very dangerous. host: did you happen to catch excerpts of the show obama's speech in new hampshire? guest: no. host: i will share part of what she said. [video clip] michelle obama: some of you are treating this as another day's headlines, as if our outrage is as ifown or unwarranted, .his is normal politics as usual. but new hampshire, the clear, this is not normal. this is not politics. [applause] [cheering] michelle obama: this is , and itful, intolerable doesn't matter what party you .elong to
democrat, republican, independent. no woman deserves to be treated this way. none of us deserves this kind of abuse. [applause] know ae obama: and i disk the campaign, but this isn't about politics. it is about basic human decency. it is about right and wrong, and we simply cannot endure this or expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute and let alone for four years. [applause] michelle obama: now is the time for all of us to stand up and say, enough is enough. [cheering] host: mr. speaker, this speech getting a lot of attention. your reaction? .uest: it is baroque you could rent a split screen of bill clinton giving an hour-long
address at the democratic convention, which renominated ask, if she, and really means what she said in new hampshire, how can she tolerate bill clinton at the democratic national convention? tossed initiates in there with bill clinton -- how often she had dinner with bill clinton? how do they say the democratic party is the party of purity? she is an interesting person, very attractive person, a very popular first lady, and she is now exploding that for political reasons, which we understand, but to take seriously that speech on behalf of bill clinton's wife is an astonishing schizophrenia that says, my guide is really horrible things, by the way, and lost his license to practice law, impeached by the u.s. house and have to pay thousands of dollars in court settlement, but he is all right because bill is just bill.
the whole speech is hypocritical . if she is sincere, how can she possibly support hillary clinton? let's go to arnold from new york. supported hillary clinton. good morning. caller: good morning. if you mean angry, i have to agree with you about mr. trump. i'm happy to see you are producing your stuffed elephant in america because all the problems that are endorsed seem to be made overseas. guest: you should buy the elephant to support manufacturing in america. caller: [laughter] there are a lot of products. guest: go ahead, i'm sorry. caller: anyway, when you talk about trump, he does not have any legislative record or background. he just speaks about his great business acumen. days,ck in the good old they wanted to be sure that his constituency or that he was not
across -- not [indiscernible] they released his tax returns and we learned about a little deal about the way he handled his profits. you insisting that the releases taxes to the american people? you can release them if he chooses, even if he doesn't release the ones under audit, released the 20 years previous. guest: i thought all along that he ought to make an offer that at the clinton foundation will reveal all of their records, he rover bureau the tax records. when you cannot figure out how many million dollars that was given to the clinton foundation or how many million dollars they gave to the clinton foundation, when you cannot figure out what was in her 33,000 deleted e-mails, a little hard for them to be the party of transparency. i'm not defending trump. i am saying we are in an
election cycle and both sides of covered a lot of the stuff. host: where did you find the u.s. manufacturer of the elephant? guest: i didn't. they found them in arizona and they worked with them for three months to get the elephant just right. we tested it out yesterday at the barnes & noble's. bear,ave a barnes & noble and so we have the two of them together and little kids -- this was the first field test -- and little kids like the elephant. host: is it hard to find american manufacturers for these products? guest: it is and twice as expensive if you buy them from china, but we felt we had an obligation to teach american history to american kids and you want to do with an elephant made in america. , goodlet's go to ken morning. caller: good morning. first of all, i want to congratulate you for being in
the bullpen, if you will, for the coming debates. speaker, pleasure to talk to you today. i did have the pleasure of meeting you one year. it was in 2012, so that was nice. -- i wonder why in defense of who has control of congress, in other words, when when the bush -- liberals blame president bush on the economy going south in 2007, to me, the timing of that is that the republicans lost control of the house in the senate. therefore, the downfall. if you take that back to the got an administration, he lot of credit and a give him due credit for working with congress. congress was not controlled by the republicans. i did the graph over the last 40 it, if you look at
who is president and a certain time and it was in charge of congress at a certain time over when the economy is on an upswing, the republicans are in charge, when it is not, the democrats are in control, with the exception of president obama. servese present [indiscernible] i want to get your thoughts on that and why that isn't an argument when they say i guess going back to -- host: thanks. we had a few minutes. think there are some cases to be made for that. then we took over the first years of the administration, the stock market was stagnant, the economy relatively stagnant. taxassed a series of reforms, welfare reforms,
balances of the budget and the economy took off. i think part of what happens is that the scale of the shock was so great that the bush administration literally was just coping every single day with the world that look like it was falling apart and there were no political considerations. obama had a great opportunity and i think he blew it in 2009-2010, and in 2000 10, john boehner led the house republicans in the great campaign built around the phrase "where are the jobs? " i think it was impressive other republicans came back in 2010. host: was nafta mistake? you supported it, though clinton signed the, donald trump is running against nafta. guest: at the time, i think it was the right thing to do. i think we needed a midcourse correction in the 2001-2002 period.
we underestimated, and the combination of bad american tax policy, regulatory policy and having a nearby market. market ways, the u.s. drives companies out of the u.s., so with mexico as a relatively safe place nearby, we in fact include the mexican economy dramatically. we did it at the expense of lots of companies that left, particularly the industrial midwest, and i don't think we anticipated have been that change would be. a lot of that is bad american policy. our tax code is terrible. we drive companies out of america, we drove companies and ifunited states, anything, i think clinton would be worse than obama and obama has driven 7 million jobs out of the u.s. by his tax and regulatory policies. host: two final points. is speaker ryan firmly in control? brilliant, is
hard-working, very decent guy, great family man. i cannot imagine any serious challenge to him. i think he will be speaker for a good file and i think his program is in the blood away, a whole range of things they are doing, and impressive effort to lay out a reform agenda that is positive and sophisticated. i think you will be fascinating to watch him, whether with trump or clinton, because he is a strong guy with real ideas. host: any concerns the republicans are losing the house or senate? guest: you have to be concerned about the senate because it is narrowly divided that we are doing better. ron johnson of wisconsin coming back, rob portman put that race away and i be on theo will floor, so it is close. my hunch is will keep the senate by a narrow margin and the democrats of the huge problem in 2018 because there are 24 democrats up and only 10 republicans. if hillary ends up as president, i think they will take a bath in
the senate. host: you live in virginia now and donald trump has pulled out of virginia, why? guest: i don't know that he has. you cannot tell with the trump campaign because of this platonic and it rolls out so much in social media that he is everywhere all the time. he has 27 lay people in his social media base. host: --"newsmakers." date and gonzales, the editor and publisher of "rothenberg and gonzales political report." guest: good morning. thanks for having me. always a pleasure. host: let's begin with news on speaker paul ryan. where is his head right now two
weeks before the election? guest: i think it is about survival, they are trying to navigate this. we have to go all the way back to republicans in the middle of the civil war. trump has captured that sentiment with a portion of the republican party who is upset with the establishment. people like speaker ryan and the rest of the republican leadership are in a tough space because the criticism of them has been that they are not listening to the grassroots. will listen say, we to the grassroots and the grassroots nominates donald 's comments after this tape was released, the conference call, i'm not sure exactly how much news, speaker ryan was always focused on the house. it is a day by day, hour-by-hour case of survival. just one republicans thought they had the selection figured out, then the tape came out, then there is the second debate.
it is a never-ending battle. host: last week, you said it would take you about it week to figaro the house and senate is going. where are you thinking? in thewhat we saw polling last week was that there is not a uniform drop among republicans. was not a widespread, "here comes the wave." the senate is still very much in play. we did not throw races all the way from tossup to lean democratic. races areaces, some moving better to democrat. i did not see anything that shows democrats are gaining the 30 that they need. this week, what we are waiting for is are those ads on the house side, the new ads with donald trump, are those going to make an impact? let those get into the voters' psyche. this week, we will start to see whether those are having and
resonating where democrats believe they will. wet: going into the cycle, were talking a lot about florida, pennsylvania, ohio, new hampshire. missouri was one of those races you were focusing on, but it seems to have become one of those races that could determine whether the republicans can control the senate. senator blanche is running -- for reelection. this is one of the ads by the senate republican leadership going after the missouri democrat. [video clip] a fresh face,ke but what is underneath it. he is the same as nancy on imposing a national energy crafts -- task. he supports amnesty and allowing taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants. he was even one of hillary clinton's national cochairs. fresh facen kander's is a lot of the same old liberal thinking. host: what is happening in
missouri? guest: it is amazing that the map has changed the way it has. if you would have told me that florida and ohio looked safer than roy blunt, i would have said you were crazy. i think you see a case where senator blunt has been in office for close to 30 years, he has a family, he has different family members that are lobbyists. those are not popular things right now. democrats have jumped on it, they have been able to make it an issue. there was some dissension in the republican ranks about how quickly or how soon republicans in his campaign should have gone .fter jason kander jason kander is now in a prime position. ads like that are what democrats have to do. the question is, does it work? it is a typical republican
tactic. what democrats are using against senator blunt are very specific. it is creating a big problem for blunt. host: a lot of focus on nevada because the final debate will be taking place there. senator reid is retiring. catherine cortez is the democratic candidate. here is an added against democratic candidate. we want to share that with you in a moment, that spot. guest: the narrative on nevada got out ahead of itself. most people did not give republicans much of a chance in nevada. maybe they were not taking into account how the economy, the downturn of the economy. this is republicans' only takeover opportunity and that is critical to help balance out some of the losses they could
experience. joe heck is in prime position to win. he has been narrowly ahead. there is different information about whether he is ahead now. democrats released a poll that had him behind for the first time in months. part to losinge some republican support. he was one of the people who denounced support for donald trump after the "access hollywood" tape came out. they pull -- as long as he can keep that way, if you should be able to win. [video clip] masto talks cortez about fighting sex trafficking, but the first person she indicted ended up with a plea deal for a lesser charge, is back on the street, and not
registered as a sex offender, even though he forced a 16-year-old girl into prostitution. catherine cortez masco, failing nevada again. senate leadership fund is responsible for the content of this advertising. host: as you look at these ads, is whetherstorylines or not ads are making a difference. on the state level, how much influence are they having this year? guest: i think at the state and particularly in senate and house races, they have an opportunity to make an impact. you still have an opportunity to drive the discussion. the presidential race has become its own oddity. to have one candidate with hillary clinton outspending donald trump the way that she is is something we have not seen. but donald trump has the advantage of whenever he is anywhere, he has a camera in front of him.
i still believe that television ads work. i think there is a point of diminishing returns in some of these senate races. the ones that have tens of millions of dollars in spending, does an extra million help? i'm doubtful. but you want to be the one driving the discussion, driving the debate, and you want to try to get your opponent on the defensive. missouri is a good example of where democrats have been able to leverage television ads. jason kander, one of the ads that he ran, putting together an ar-15 blindfolded, cotton national attention and helped keep senator blunt on the defensive. turn toght now, let's the house, there are 182 safe seats. seven seats in play. play inlican seats in the senate. win backemocrats, to control of the house, they need
to run the table. guest: they need to win all the competitive seats. they need 218 for a majority. that is part of the challenge and why i think it is still difficult for democrats to get there. i think they could win the majority of the competitive seats, maybe even most of them, but to run the table is a difficult task. host: and the senate? guest: the senate is firmly in play. i think the democrats with a net gain of four seats, that is --luding that president hillary clinton wins the presidency and senator tim kaine is the tiebreaker. i still think it is right there. is the most likely range. of the 6 most competitive senate races, they are right on the line with two or three points either way that could swing them. the abce latest from
news/"washington post" poll giving hillary clinton a -point lead.- a four many would have thought it would be a bigger lead after donald trump's week. guest: i think that is great news for republicans. as long as donald trump stays competitive, that gives these republicans down the ballot a chance. 4%hink gary johnson was at and jill stein was at 2%. i felix that is closer to where they are going to be rather than 12% in some%, 10%, polls. if this is the new normal for republicans, i think they should consider themselves very lucky. primetimead two interviews with gary johnson and jill stein this past week. one hour with each of these third-party candidates.
check it out. from yuma, arizona on the republican line. good morning. caller: one thing i would like to say and most people are not picking up on this. mr. trump has been ran through the dirt. congressman that does not support the president for the republican party is going to be voted out of office. we are tired of this. you are to support your candidate whether you like them or not. these senators run around like mr. mccain, they want his ,ndorsement, something happens most of this stuff, people are educated enough and smart enough to know that it is hogwash. mrs. clinton, god bless her, my opinion, she has committed a very bad crime against our country. these foreign nations.
-- he beatas been the other republican candidates. our senators and congressmen should support him because if they don't we are going to vote them out of office. thank you for taking my call. host: we will get a response from nathan gonzales. point thatry good republicans are having to deal with. republicans have no margin for error. in most states if the republican nominee gets all the republican support that will get them to about 35 percent, maybe 40%. they need some independence to vote with them. there is a drop-off among republicans because they agree with flash. they agree with you that these republicans are not being loyal enough.
someone like senator mccain needs to get more independents or get some democrats to come on board with him. if republican senators are going to lose republican support because they are not on board with trump enough it will make elections very difficult. a senate controlled by democrats and a president hillary clinton, i'm not sure he would be happy with that either. this is what the washington post survey looks like. 47%. donald trump at 43%. gary johnson 5%. .r. jill stein 2% the story is how support has hardened for both trump and clinton. it appears there is very little wiggle room for undecided or wavering voters this late in the game. guest: if you are an undecided voter right now, i don't understand what the mindset is.
maybe you don't like either of them and you are still wavering on what to do. the contrast is stark. i think it's good news for republicans if trump's support is consolidating around him. that is what brought the race back to competitive. reason the race started to narrow is because donald trump was able to get more republicans and convince them to come back into the tent. after that first debate that consolidation halted. after the tape that is when republicans said, this is too much for me. he needs to regain that unification with the republican party. host: jerry is joining us from north carolina. good morning. caller: i would like to know what you're just thinks about what effect this hb two thing is
going to have on our governor and senate race. debate the other night with cooper and mccoy. democrat but he out beat him bad. thehat last topic about packing -- today our satellite is finally leaving pluto send it back pictures. and we are landing on mars today. out beat russia pretty good in cyber attacks. thank you. host: we covered both the governor's debate and the senate debate. check out the schedule on our website and tune in. hb2 when it first
attentionot a lot of in north carolina and national attention. a lot of people assume that governor mccrory was going to lose because of it. initially it was not the political impact that many people expected. as some businesses started to pull out of north carolina, some major events, college basketball, nba all-star game. that started to have an effect on governor mccrory's job approval rating. poll thatst recent came out late last week, roy cooper is up by a point or two. it's not a done deal. cooper has the advantage. we just changed our rating from p or tossup to tossup.
it has been part of the polarization of north carolina that we have seen developing over the last few years. host: a race with a sitting senator and a sitting governor. new hampshire. where do you have that race at the moment? guest: we saw that as a tossup. kelly ion and maggie hassan. expect it to be very tight. kelly and stumbled in one of their debates. she was questioned about whether donald trump was a role model. she agreed. most people expected her support to dip. she was starting to gain a little bit of ground up until the tape came out and the second presidential debate. now we are waiting to see what is the normal normal. i expect that to be close as well. democratic ad on that very point.
maggie hassan in the granite state. one day after she backed out of supporting donald trump. >> doing her best to distance herself from donald trump. for months she said she supported donald trump. just days ago she said she would consider trump a role model for her children. now forid it take until her to say this is the last she sees the tide shifting. host: nuts from the maggie hassan campaign.
it has been a pretty typical approach by the democrats to tie the republican nominee to donald trump. has it been effective? guest: that's what we are going to find out over the next few days. even though a lot of the rhetoric coming from democrats had a lot to do with donald trump in terms of their free debates there was not a lot about donald trump. my colleague at rollcall wrote about the lack of trump's messaging in democratic ads for most of the cycle. now that things have really snowballed, more allegations, democrats feel like there is blood in the water. we are seeing more ads like this in the final stretch. ist of the waiting period seeing are those resonating and off to sway these races? mark burnett who is a friend of donald trump has some even more damaging video from his years on the a print this
but that cannot be released. you wonder if somehow it will be leaked by somebody before election day. you have to assume there is something else. whetherk and forth three weeks until election day is a short window of time or a long period of time. i feel like three weeks it is a long time for more things like this to come out. but is it going to matter. if the post-abc poll is correct the race has settled into what it was before. i'm not sure if it's going to have an impact. host: on the democratic side, more wikileaks and the revelation last week, a public versus private view by hillary clinton. she was asked about it in the debate and made reference to abraham lincoln.
guest: there are a lot of moving parts. us inn ethical standpoint the media will have to decide what we are or are not going to report on in terms of how the information was obtained. in terms of the content of the e-mails, if you are a republican and you are not voting for hillary clinton, you read into those comments and it just adds fuel to your fire against hillary clinton. if you have already been defending her you dismiss them and talk about how they were illegally obtained. --has fallen to legally politically into another partisan issue. host: on the line for democrats with nation -- nathan gonzales who is the editor of the rustenburg -- rothenberg and gonzales political report. caller: good morning. actually i am kind of a political junkie and i have been
following the house and the senate. i think if we vote republican we are going to get more of the same simply because we have had more of the same. they have 60 votes in the senate when it is supposed to be a simple majority. have stopped legislation there. legislation that they passed like the immigration reform bill made it to the house, but the leader holds it up because he's afraid it's going to pass. havenk they didn't legislation for the road and fixing our infrastructure because that would have given obama a win as they say. host: we will get a response. thank you. guest: you are talking about republicans -- voting for republicans being the status quo. right now republicans are trying to transition their message to being, don't give secretary
clinton a blank check because the presidential race is being almost unwinnable for trump. hillaryo make sure clinton doesn't also have a democratic majority in the house and the senate. obstruction, i kind of come back to we have to remember that many of these republicans, hundreds of republicans represent republican districts. their most important race is their primary and those primary voters do want to obstruct president obama. it's not just members of congress. they are representing a certain segment of the population that wants them to do exactly what they are doing. .ost: nathan gonzales i want to ask you about your view on this.
is time for newspapers to stop endorsing candidates. what is your message? i'm just not convinced that newspaper endorsements make all that much of a difference. maybe it legitimizes some local candidates. i'm not convinced that there is a group of voters who are sitting around undecided saying, i can't wait until my local or national paper endorses so that can tell me how to vote. i'm just not convinced. i'm not sure that it helps in terms of -- people believe that the media is biased. when a newspaper endorses a candidate i think it feeds that perception of bias. know that at newspapers there is a difference
between the editorial board and the reporters. i'm not sure the average person even knows that exists or believes that exists. that thethe perception media is biased with the paper is endorsing candidates. int: let's go to carolyn apex, north carolina. caller: does this not tell you something about clinton and this administration about her war chest and everybody's pouring money into it because they are afraid of trump that he would try to clean this mess up. outsider and the status quo is afraid. host: thanks for the call. from the new york times. he has a $150 million warchest. twice the size of donald trump. i think you are right that people are giving money to hillary clinton because they are
afraid donald trump is going to be president. if he was running a typical campaign he would be raising an incredible amount of money as well. he has no interest in asking people for money. it's good from a messaging standpoint where he can stand on a stage and say i am not bought and paid for. but he is expect -- accepting some donations and contributions and reimbursing himself. money is part of our politics. not only are the donations being driven by who you don't want to be president but also some of those votes. host: from arlington, texas. bob on the independent line. caller: good morning. my reason for voting against hillary is going to be a little bit different. it's because bill and her would not give rhineland in the presidential medal of freedom when they had the chance to.
i did a campaign to write letters. finally george bush did it. we have a different problem in arlington, texas. the folks in power are trying to give half a billion dollars to the texas rangers to build a new stadium. that is just so ludicrous i can't believe it. they have already given them $50 million. now they are trying to give them $500 million. the taxpayers have to approve it and they have taken on a campaign to build this stadium. the rangers have given all the money. we get six brochures every day. host: thanks for the call. i remember when you called in the program during the clinton administration. i feel like that stadium is pretty new. i don't know why they need a new stadium. host: another caller from west
virginia. you are next. democrats line. morning. caller: good morning. i want to say it deems like everybody is making big emphasis on who is going to be president. let me tell you the facts. for the last eight years the republicans filibustered president obama 278 times. now they have 56 people in the senate but the democrats can veto everything -- filibuster everything they do when donald trump thinks democrats are going to work with him, they will do the same thing mitch mcconnell did. they will filibuster him. somed it to democrats 270 times.
the president is not going to make a difference. it's the senate. if you can't get 60 majority in the senate it's useless because it doesn't matter what you have in the house. senate can filibuster anything that comes through unless it's money appropriated for the program and republicans want to stick some extra stuff in there all the time but the democrats can go with. what do you think trump is going to do? he said he's going to shake up everything. it's all bluster and talk. there's nothing there. host: thank you, from west virginia. >> i think trump has overestimated the powers of the president. ando talk about control majority and those are important. 60 votes is critical and it is tough to see either party getting to 60 anytime soon unless republicans somehow have a better year than expected this year and gained significant
seats in 2018 when the republicans will have a good map in the sense of there's a lot of opportunities. another color touched on this. the importance of having a democratic congress. republicans message about a check and balance resonates with people because hillary clinton is unpopular. there are plenty of americans who don't trust her. the idea of having someone putting a check on her has the potential to resonate. host: we covered the debate between rough i gold in wisconsin and the democratic candidate is ahead in that race. guest: wisconsin has been ignored race for quite a while because of senator feingold had in advantage.
what has been interesting over this week that there have been multiple polls with russ feingold up by two points. wisconsin is a polarizing state area everyone expected the race to close. two points is not a lot. when those polls came out even among republicans it was kind of met with a shrug. good for ron johnson instead of seeing a flood of support. i think senator johnson still has to convince some people in his own party that this is a winnable race and can help republicans retain control. host: where senator john mccain? guest: he has an advantage. it is sort of on the outskirts of the competitive race. is one race democrats are focused on to see if they can expand the map. trump has struggled in arizona
in the polling against secretary clinton. isn't going to broaden if trumps numbers fall. arizona is the one race. iowa, those still seem to be off the map. arizona could come into the close competitive races. host: jim in ohio. good morning. republican line. caller: i killed him. our next caller is in santa rosa, california. caller: i had a question about a hypothetical if the republicans managed to only hold on to the house and not the senate. i was wondering about the constraints of that group of politicians that would be holding onto seats that are heavily gerrymandered and rely
on those advantages blocked in seats. what would happen to the constraints that usually guide -- the constraints that help them find their way through certain issues and debates and whatnot. really they are just holding on to these seats by means of advantage they got back in 2010. with this lead to an atrophy of their unified leave those? i think house republicans , it sounds like republicans retain control of the houses with a small majority. ryan is going to continue to have an incredibly difficult job. let's say republicans lose 15 seats in the house.
those are likely to come from more moderate or establishment type republicans some of whom are retirees. that will increase the proportional influence of the house freedom caucus. the most conservative members of the house gop conference. concerned --as they are concerned about regular order. they are concerned about having ap or conservative ideology. one of the major points of tension in the republican party is those members with those priorities. other republicans who want to hold and keep the majority. they are making decisions based on entirely different calculations about how to get more minority voters. those things conflict and that's where we will see more of a struggle in the republican party. he can get more details on
the rotenberg gonzales online. arizona joining us from . republican line. good morning. caller: i had a question. have you guys done any segment on the wikileaks? host: absolutely yes. we did a couple of this past week and we also asked questions about them. caller: i guess i didn't catch it. host: we did it this morning when we were talking about the possibility of u.s. response to russia for allegedly hacking into the hillary clinton is. caller: ok. i haven't caught it then. it has been kind of a blanket coverage for hillary on wikileaks with most of the news media and i wonder if she would if they good standing
were covering that more diligently. host: we will get a response. i think it comes back to an ethical problem the media has. depending on how deep you want to go into the story you have to make an editorial decision about what you're going to cover based on information that was illegally obtained. if republicans think there won't be a time in the future when it's the rnc or the republican candidates that are being attacked in the cyber sort of way i think they are being naive. it's easy to criticize and say there isn't enough coverage. think if the shoe was on the other foot and that is going to be coming sometime in the future. host: could a president from work with a speaker paul ryan based on what has happened in
this campaign? guest: it's tough to see how that -- it will depend on what donald trump wants to do as president. what would he put forward. he has talked about repealing the affordable care act. that is something that could get support in the republican conference. beyond that the relationship is so toxic. when speaker ryan said he wasn't going to campaign, he didn't even say he wasn't going to support. trump went off on twitter. weak and ineffective was the tweet. what's amazing about trump is he has so few allies on the hill. fit them all around a dinner table for probably five. in terms of getting legislation through congress you are going to need more support than that. host: stephen from prospect, kentucky. democrat line. good morning.
i wanted to start out by -- i'm glad you hit on that wikileaks story. julian assange is a rapist. he's a cyber terrorist. he's an espionage agent. he's a pedophile. problem with this man because about a month ago he leaked the names of innocent rape victims and homosexuals to the saudi government. people see him as a savior. he is not a savior. he is a zero. i'm supporting clinton 1000% and let me tell you why. you just covered it about trump possibly conspiring with russia to influence our democratic elections. that's number one. mr. trump wants to criticize and announce terry now -- the
secretary now but on several occasions he praised her. when president clinton's philandering became public he praised her. 2007 he praised her on cnn talking about how she would be a brilliant states woman and that she would be a democratic nominee in 2008. 2008 he wondered why obama did not pick her as a running mate. he gets on ands says she is a good likable friendly person. he also perceives to say that she was not only a wonderful states woman but she gave first-class leadership in new york when she was senator. he was also her political benefactor in 2000 and 2006. host: i'm going to stop you
because we are short on time. thanks for the call from kentucky. guest: if hypocrisy was donald trumps kick -- kryptonite he would not have gotten this far in the election. from all of the things you have laid out to different stances on the issues, donald trump has a hard time defending. i don't even think he does. this election is that you have a politician against a non-politician. donald trump has plenty of baggage that he doesn't admit to but he is still not a politician. nota group of americans being a politician trumps everything else. they don't believe hillary clinton because she is a politician. they think she is part of the status quo. that's where we are. young ingressman todd indiana challenging a former senator. revelations that he made a lot of money on wall street on a
number of board of directors, here's one of the ads put together by the senate democratic pack against the republican candidate.
>> more than 1000 jobs headed south of the border. workers needed a congressman on their side. todd young took contributions from the company and its executives even after the announced in. tax breaks protect for companies shipping jobs overseas. congressman young is just not for us. senate majority pack is responsible for the content of this advertising. they get these pictures of these candidates and could they make them look worse in these negative and? guest: todd young was in the drivers seat.
he started the new general election race with a 15 to 20 point lead. pinpoint to being a being down by six or seven in democratic and him public polling. this ad is a way that democrats are trying to stop the momentum that he had. democrats have been on the defensive because of a lot of the things he has talked about. he has worked for lobbying firms since he left office. i think this is a tossup race. percentage points that republicans have to gain might be the toughest. pennsylvania. the democratic candidate. what's happening in the keystone state? guest: one of the top senate races. he is running one of the best campaigns in the country.
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the election, the u.s. senate race in ohio comes the forefront with the first of three debates between rob portman and ted strickland. recent polls put portman out front. wallace poll on wednesday shows .hat portman has 48% strickland with 36. 17 still undecided. a real clear politics average shows a larger gap, portman up i-4 team points. the panelists for today include skolnik,er, david leslie barrett, glenn stevens, black. this first debate will include questions from voters with topics ranging from national epidemic,o the heroin
social security, and affordable health care. here's the moderator. afternoon. we come to you live from the wf mj studios in downtown youngstown. the format is as follows. the panelists last -- will ask the question of the panelists -- of the candidate. the opposing second -- candidate has 90 seconds to respond. giving the initial candidate 30 seconds for rebuttal. gentlemen, would you like to shake hands? t-rex short. derek: opening and closing -- >> sure. opening and closing statements were decided by a coin toss. >> it's great to be back in the valley. we got to talk about the legislation the past that is helping that plant to bring back
jobs. i have then an independent voice for ohio. we are to hear two very distinct records today with two distinct policy proposals for the future. we haveto the work that done. 45 of my bills have been signed into law. we reached across the aisle and found common ground. that's what i said i would do when iran for election in my worst term and that's exactly what i've done. i have taken the lead on this issue, the epidemic that has gripped this eight and the valley. she has taken her grief and channeled it into things that are constructive, including helping people like me right the comprehensive addiction and recovery act. i'm running for people like teresa flores, a victim of human trafficking from columbus, ohio, has worked with me and others to
pass for different bills that i wrote to help the victims crackdown on track to -- traffickers. mike told me the other day how important it is that our legislation helps them to keep his job and other jobs at the plant to level the playing field. this is what i'm proud of, but i realize that there's a lot to do. this is the weakest economic recovery since the second world war. people are working harder but their wages are flat, even declining on average. expenses are up. highest expenses health care. we have seen a doubling, practically, of health care costs in ohio under obamacare. working as an independent voice to fight for these people and will continue to do that. thank you, senator. mr. strickland? gov. strickland:
i come from a family that new a lot of struggles, but we survived because we loved and cared for each other. my family lost their first home, destroyed by a flood. the second was lost to hard times. was five, when i burned to the ground. my dad was a hard-working steelworker. my mom raised nine kids. i was the first in my family to be able to go to college. at an early age i learned what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck and have just one bad break can lead to real hardship. that is why i have spent my life as a minister, a teacher, a psychologist, a congressman, and as your governor, fighting for working people. that is who i will fight for in the senate. the rob portman story is a different kind of story. it's a story of wealth, power, and privilege. joined with
multinational corporations to pass nafta, costing hundreds of jobs in ohio, many of them out of this valley. he was the crowd sponsor of calf to, calling himself the quarterback for calf to. he voted 14 times to give china most-favored-nation trade status. and in the valley a few weeks ago he put on his hard hat, got it off this plan. at a steeloto op plant. he should have gotten down on his knees and apologized to the people of the valley for sending their jobs to places like china and mexico. you will see differences in the two of us. i have always fought for working people. what he'san: doing always done, looking out for the wealthy, the powerful, the washington insiders and powerbrokers.
our first question for the panel is from glenn. it is directed at senator portman. glenn: you have been characterized as a washington insider with millions of special interest dollars being spent on your behalf at a time when voters in general say that they are tired of outside influences and politics and public policy. what do you say to the people of ohio to let them know that you are a senator of the people and not with special interest? sen. portman: i have actually accomplished a lot, the 45 bills i talked about included the work i've talked about in those issues. human trafficking, the drug abuse problems happening here in the valley. what i have done is bring back and protect jobs. i would ask people to look at my record, which is something that i did do in moran, ohio. when i went into the plant the
united steel workers that were there thanked me profusely for what i've done. i passed legislation that helps to make their lives that are and i'm proud of that. a couple of years ago they had a steel case where there was some dumping coming in from six other countries around the world. they won the case. now they are trying to enforce that case with my legislation. yes, we got the terrace in place, but then some countries were moving to another to circumvent them. i wrote the legislation to stop that. and it's working. they thanked me. they are right now in the process of getting relief thanks to my legislation. senator brown is the other senator from ohio who help to level the playing field. changing historically the way you deal with trade cases. i was recently at a plant that makes the hot and cold rolled
steel. they're all benefiting from the level the playing field act legislation. we just had three victories the summer. the folks in cleveland tallman they are bringing back 70 people thanks to our legislation. what i have done consistently, and is my record as you know, glenn, i get stuff done. i am a common sense conservative focuses on results. i am proud of the work we have done to help people. you hear a lot of rhetoric and partisan attacks. you have heard some from my opponent. he doesn't want to talk about his record. if i was him, i wouldn't want to talk about it either. 350,000 jobs lost when he was governor. 47 figured out when he couldn't. i hope working families in ohio. derek: response? mr. strickland: when i left off ohio, it had the fifth grasses -- fastest-growing economy in america. it wasn't bipartisan when president obama nominated a mantooth fill the supreme court
-- a man to fill the supreme court vacancy. it wasn't bipartisan when he was trying to negotiate and iran deal to prevent nuclear proliferation in that country. he wrote a letter, he wrote a letter to the ayatollah, and in the midst of these negotiations, undercutting the efforts of our country in this incredibly important foreign-policy endeavor, and newspapers across ohio called it things like disgraceful diplomacy, and it was disgraceful in my judgment. traber was george bush's presented of for a while. there was a recommendation from the international trade organization that action be taken against china for manipulating their currency. he said that would be counterproductive. when he was in a production -- addition to make a difference for the people of ohio and this valley, he always sided with the
rich and the powerful to the detriment of the people of ohio. that is his record. derek: senator portman. mr. portman: these are a sign of desperation. and we heard what the poll numbers are, but it doesn't give you the right to say things that are true. you know that is not true. here is what is true. not only when he was governor did we have a terrible economy where we were 48th in the country and job creation where we did lose 350,000 jobs, where we had higher on a plane and the national average, but when he was in a position to do something as a net -- united states congressman, i mentioned i passed 40,000 jobs. guess how mode -- how many he wrote that became law? zero. derek: thank you, senator. this is from leslie. leslie: there are 74 overdoses in just six days. there is a photo of a couple
overdosed in the front seat, the four-year-old child in the backseat. it shines a light on how bad the heroine epidemic is. you made chances to balance the budget during the recession. why should voters had confidence in you you would support of services if you were elected to u.s. senate? mr. strickland: if you will get my total years in office, that actually increased funding for those services. there wasn't -- there was a time during the last two-year period when we face recession, and my opponent talks about ohio losing 350,000 jobs. he refuses to acknowledge america lost 1.8 million jobs as a result of the national recession, that he had more to do with than i because he was economic advisor. i am familiar with this drug problem because i lost my
great-nephew to oxycontin overdose. i work with people who suffer from addictions. it is a scourge. when i was governor, i started the prescription drug task force because much of this drug abuse begins with prescription drug initially, when people get hooked on legally prescribed medications that prescription is no longer available or is too costly, they tend to gravitate to a drug like heroin. it is a huge, huge problem. if i were in the senate, i would vote for the resources necessary for local communities like this community to fight it. senator portman boasts about his concern for this issue, but let me tell you the truth. when it came time to vote for the funding, very bill that he boasts about, he voted against it, but that is not unusual. in the omnibus bill, he not only voted, posted about that, but he
problemsbout 13 other he said he addressed, and he voted against the bill, the funding for his own bill. committees need help. they need resources. they need funding. fiber in the senate, i would be supporting that funding. derek: thank you. response. mr. portman: you are right. when governor strickland was governor, he cut this by 33%. that was a time when the prescription drug epidemic was getting going in ohio. it led to the heroine epidemic. i have taken issue on this for over 20 years. i have my own coalition back in cincinnati that i chaired for 13 years. overdoses in cincinnati. i have been to two firehouses to talk about the first responders that save lives. unbelievable of those people overdosed sadly, tragically, five or six died, the rest were
saved by a brave first responder who responded with narcan, a miracle drug to review -- reverse the effects. said --ny and comprehensive commission, it is historic for the first time ever, congress taking a comprehensive approach on this issue to turn the tide on this terrible epidemic that has hit the valley and the number one start -- state. i am proud of the number we have done. approach, education, treatment, recovery, providing them the narcan and training they need and changing the attitude about this issue so that people look at addiction as a disease that it is to be treated -- that needs to be treated. stigma.y the it is now being implemented. i got $33 million into the short terms ending bill in effect now until december. that was extraordinary because
there was no normal exceptions to a bill like that. normally it is spending the previous year. i was able to get that in despite the white house not suggesting it, others pushing back, because it is so important to address this. it must be addressed. derek: mr. strickland. mr. strickland: i applaud him calling attention to the terrible scourge, but i also think it is fair to point out, and i would ask fact checkers to look into this, he voted against the funding of his bill. he voted against the omnibus bill, and he sent out 14 press releases in the week and a half or so before the bill was reluctant -- was voted on, taking credit for funding to clean up lake erie, 14 press releases, and he voted against the funding because he did not have the courage to bite the bullet and actually support the things he felt were important. he let others cast their votes
to carry the water for them. derek: respond. leslie has a follow up. leslie: why did you not vote on it? mr. portman: as governor strickland has said, i was able to get a lot of great things into this to help ohio. glenn, ands to nasa congress were trying to cut them and move them to another state. i did support legislation for the care. i went to the appropriate is and said, we will pass this. it is an emergency, put the funding in in advance. i am proud of that. i fought for ohio as an independent voice for ohio. there was a grab bag of all kinds of appropriation bills through together, much of which i support and busted the budget gaps and had $20,000 in gimmicks. when governor strickland was in
the house, he voted against the same kind of bill because it didn't make sense. i knew it was going to pass because the votes are there because leadership was there. there is no hearings, nobody reads the bills. people in ohio lost their pensions because the bill, the omnibus bill from the previous year. derek: the next question is from bob for senator portman. economicwere on the history of the mahoning valley. the aircraft needs to be replaced, but the pentagon has to offer a new aircraft to replace the c130j we are talking about. what can you do to get new aircraft assigned to the air base, and what can you do to ensure the nature of the airbase?
it is a great question. i have been out, it is amazing. it is an airbase that provides an important airlift capability for the military. it is the only fixed operation in the country for the military. if you think about the zika virus, spraying to eradicate mosquitoes, this is where they play an essential role. i have been very aggressive helping them, working with tim ryan, congressman here locally. we were able to get $9.4 million into the appropriations bill to create a new firing range. i was there last week looking at the old one, and is dilapidated, needs to be replaced. that will help us in the future when there be -- maybe another base closing. andnavy and reservists local law enforcement will use it, it will be important. the new aircraft, i am pushing for them to have it. i got legislation in with the
annual bill that directs the pentagon to say they have to use creative ways to find funding for bases like ours. there are four or five in similar situations, not many senators cared about it. i was able to get it in, and we have given the air force for the first time the authority to upgrade those planes, avionics, safety. those reservists are awesome, but they need a better airplane. the c-130 out there now is two or three decades old. we have got to make their own machine parts included the spraying because they are not made anymore. your response. mr. strickland: the senator likes to filibuster. he is going over his time twice. i would just like to point that out.
i would like to say the senator likes to make observations about my time as governor. and i'm happy to talk about that, but i take responsibility for what i have done and for what i haven't done. and i think that is what citizens expect out of their senators. he really didn't answer your question. i don't think he answered your question about why he didn't support the very bill and he about.--boasts he expects others to carry his water, cast their votes and take the risk and be strong enough, brave enough to actually vote. and then he benefits from the votes they cast, and he travels around ohio taking credit for it. i think it is weak leadership. the base is important. when i was governor, i was out
there a lot. i went to the secretary of the are force -- the air force and looked at the facility in springfield, ohio. it takes personal engagement and involvement and the ability to work with others. i demonstrated that as governor that i would do that and put my efforts, energies and the prestige of the office into advocating for the people that i care about. derek: the panel, david. this is a question for mr. strickland. david: you were governor during the great recession. while you shouldn't be blamed for the economic collapse, only two states lost more jobs than ohio during your administration. why did the state lags so far behind, and shouldn't you take some of that responsibility? mr. strickland: of course, and i haven't denied responsibility for anything i did when i was governor, that is the way i am. but the fact is, david, we did
lose a lot of jobs, and we lost more jobs than some states because of the nature of our economy. we are heavily manufacturing state. the tradecafta and deals had a particular detrimental benefit on our state. i think we need to look at the entire fiction or just picture while i was governor. by the time i left office, ohio had the fastest growing economy in the midwest, and the fastest growing, fifth fastest in america. theook a big hit during recession, everybody knows that. people lost jobs, homes, people lost hope, but it is fair to point out i did not cause that, and i worked hard to keep our state in a stable position, and with the help of senator brown and barack obama and the stimulus that we got, we were
able to invest in communities like johnstown and other communities across the state so that i gave john kasich a recovery economy, and i am glad i did that, and i did it because i made tough choices, and we, i left office at a time when ohio was on the road to recovery, and we are experiencing that even today. derek: senator portman, your response. mr. portman: he left john kasich something else, and a billion-dollar record deficit. he took the rain -- rainy day fund down to $.89, and of those jobs that left ohio, nine out of 10 of them went to other states. so he is blaming is somehow on trade agreements? nine out of 10 when to other states. we were up in toledo, your colleagues wrote a story in the blade about factories that left in the last couple years just from toledo, and he is quoted in the story saying, you are right,
we were too slow to respond. we were not efficient enough to respond. the mayors of northwest ohio never heard from the governor. we never had any incentive packages on the ohio side. the ohio people were -- indiana people got them. to talk about. doesn't want to talk about his record, and i wouldn't either. but 50 -- 350,000 jobs were lost, 47 other governors figured it out better than we did. this is why you know, when ted strickland talks about helping working families, he is all about working families, i think about those. and the guys that i was just with, and the people and the economy, 350,000 jobs lost aren't just numbers, these are people, families, kids who gave up hope. thanks to kasich and that become
-- republican infrastructure, they did cut taxes. they cut a lot of regulations. have done everything needed, and it makes a difference. mr. strickland: i hope the fact checkers check what you just said about me leaving any policy anlar deficit just leaving $8,000 deficit. i'm balanced the budget. now just let me say we can go 3000 yards from where we are this morning, and we can he where the jobs were lost as a result -- see where the jobs were lost. there has never been a trade deal that this man did not cheerlead. the columbus dispatch said there was nothing he didn't embrace. senator portman, we did have a national recession. it was caused by washington and wall street. you were the budget director for george w. bush in the two or three years leading up to that
recession. you need to accept responsibility for that job loss as well. derek: we now have a couple of questions submitted by voters. the first is from cassandra peterson from youngstown. she asks, where do you stand on raising the minimum wage and/or since you had the last question, we start with senator portman. mr. strickland: i support -- mr. portman: i support raising the minimum wage and what we do in ohio. we have a slightly higher than the national average. the support in late, we put it on the indexed to inflation. it goes up every year. right now we have a situation where democrats are in control as with barack obama, 60 votes in the senate, majority in the house, they did nothing on the minimum wage. from a public and get control, -- when republicans get control, they use it as a battering ram. high increases in the way to create significant job loss. -- 30,000 -- minimum
jobs could be lost in ohio, 7000 nationally. i am for raising in the minimum wage, but somehow creating more opportunities. most of them are young people. they are young people under the age of 24. they are people trying to get their start in life with the first job. to say he wants to raise the minimum wage in a way that would result in 30,000 of those jobs being lost and 700,000 is the wrong way to do deal of this. we need more people working. we have low levels of people participating in work force among men, the lowest in the country's history, particularly young men, so we should raise the minimum wage, but in a smart way that has more jobs. senator portman has voted against raising the minimum wage. we try to calculate how much he makes per hour with his senate
salary and investments and so on. based on the 40 hour work week, we conclude the senator makes 333,000. just $337 per hour. there was a deal in the senate to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, and he voted against it. when a person works hard, they not should work in poverty. think about that, 300 $33 an hour, he votes against a working person getting $10 and $.10 an hour. i try to live on minimum wage. adid that about a year and half, two years ago. i'd made it five days. , items lot of bananas off of the mcdonald's dollar menu, but i wasn't successful because i had a nephew who came
to washington for special training before he went to afghanistan, and issa cited to take it out -- i decided to take you out to dinner, and i broke the challenge. but there are people who work really hard in every decision they make, they have got to ask themselves, do i have enough money to do this for my kids? do i have enough my to buy this for our family? i want to raise the minimum wage. we needman: this is why a stronger economy. we don't want people to have minimum weight doubts. we wanted to have jobs that given the opportunity to get ahead in life, but to start off that is whatwage, i did, but my kids have all done, that is important. the legislation you saying i should have supported by coming to the budget office, 500,000 jobs would have been lost. let's raise the minimum wage. let's take the politics out of it, so you don't have these big stair steps with job loss, and ensure we do things to get the
economy moving so everyone can have a better wage. derek: our next question comes from mary lou and youngstown. her issue is when campaigning politicians have been known to make promises they don't keep to get elected, gain votes. she said, as in 86-year-old widow, i have several concerns about my safety. five vote for you, -- if i vote for you, your detailed plan for keeping people safe. life is priceless and cheapened if lost from broken promises. mr. strickland: 86 years old and confirmed -- concerned about her safety, that says something about our culture, doesn't it? their moms and dads concerned about sending kids to school, wondering if they will come home safely. things we canral do. obviously we support law enforcement, make sure law enforcement has the tools and training they need.
we can encourage community policing, try to develop a better relationship between the police and communities to protect, but there are other things we can do that involve gun violence, because much of the violence we experience his gun violence, 33,000 americans lose their lives each year to gun violence. about 2/3 of those as a result of suicide. we have second amendment. i believe in the second amendment, i think we should honor second amendment, but there is common sense things we can do. we need to have competence of background checks. we need to make sure the people on the no-fly terror watchlist who can't get on an airplane can go into a gunshot and buy an assault weapon. my opponent has voted against those measures. even republican bill that was submitted by one of his
republican senate colleagues to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists voted against, because the nra owns him. he has spent $1.9 million to try to defeat me in this race because they know he is in their pocket. derek: thank you, mr. strickland. mr. portman: i'm very proud of the fact that fraternal order of police has endorsed my candidacy . they are not the only union that has. i also have the teamster union and operating engineers, united mine workers, who supported my opponent in the past, but the reason the sop supports me is because i stress -- stand with them, the men and women in blue, to maintain safer neighborhoods. one thing they have talked about is the drug issue. they endorsed my legislation, the company has an addiction recovery act because it is creating so much crime. if you talk to folks in the
mahoning valley or law enforcement sheriff's department or local police, they will tell you the number one cause of crime is related to the heroin and prescription drug epidemic. it affects our safety. it is also an issue that affects lives of all of our families in other ways as well, but the safety one, the crime one is on the overlooked. there is also an opportunity to be tougher on terrorism. i spoke to people in ohio, they say i don't want us send my daughter to the mall because there may be a terrorist attack. it is unlikely, but the terrorist threat is greater than even after 9/11. this is why many to be tougher on terrorism, that people coming into the country better, go after the terrorists where they are in syria and iraq, isis saavedra have a platform to attack us -- so they don't have a platform to attack us. --ek: mr. strickland, 32nd 30 seconds.
mr. strickland: the engineers supported me, not senator portland. and i also believe the single most important thing we can do to cut down on violence is to do something about the proliferation of guns and having guns in the hands of those who shouldn't have it, and that would include suspected terrorists. i think we need a competence of background check system. those are things senator portland -- portman has refused. --ek: in order to return to we go back to david. david: until recently, you supported donald trump for president, though you never went to a rally for him or mike pence. why did it take a tape of mr. trump or 11 years ago to finally lead you to withdraw endorsement despite mr. trump's track record of misogynist am a racist and
other insensitive comments made in public? we have talked about, i found that his comments, the most recent ones to be offensive, demeaning, degrading to women. for me it was the final straw. and i took the extraordinary step of saying i cannot support my nominee, republican nominee for president. it is not easy from a to make, because i am a republican and believe the policies of the republican party with regard to --ling with the middle class going after isis and having a stronger middle class is right, but i could not support our nominee. i did support john kasich during the primary. i stood up consistently been comments have been made i disagreed, and frequently. i would confess that to my opponent. when hillary clinton said half of donald trump's supporters are
deplorable, irredeemable, racist? what did he say? nothing. words do matter. words matter for all of us, and we are accountable for the words we use. when he celebrated the death of justice antonin scalia come others were kids words. -- those were his words. gimmickout a political s words. were hi when my opponent made a comment connecting rate to charter schools, -- rape to charter schools, those were his words. mr. strickland: i think we ought to be able to trust people that we support for public office, and the fact is that for months, a year and a half, donald trump said these outrageous things. he actually stood and mocked a disabled human being, and yet
senator portman said, i disagree, but i still think he got to be president. he mocked the gold star family. mr. portman said i agree -- disagree, but he should still be president. i can go on and on. this man once to spread nuclear weapons. senator portman supported him. he was ashamed of being on a platform with him, but he continued to say you should be the president. what kind of twisted logic or twisted value system would lead someone to engage in that kind of, i don't know, what is it called? disingenuous behavior. now he is not going to vote for him, but he will write in mr. pence. action think that was an that demonstrated courage.
i think it was cowardice. he should have rejected this man while he said these things. he was thinking about his own political career. words do matter. mr. strickland has locked words at a time when we have been in this campaign together about words he has spoken, and when donald trump issued those words, i stood up. and again, the final straw was these comments recently. not an easy thing to do given the fact i am republican proud of the party, and he won the nomination fairly and squarely. his policies are better on growing the economy, but i could no longer support him. derek: thank you, senator. mr. portman: i do think mike pence would be a great senate -- president. leslie: the vote will really
count in ohio. just won't really count in ohio. mr. portman: it is important to do that. mike pence is a good man, i have served with him, seen what he is done to indiana. indiana took a lot of jobs eerie when ted strickland was governor -- of jobs when ted strickland was governor. but the issue today is about the senate race, and the two opponents here is me and ted strickland. if ted strickland wanted to run against donald trump, he should have run for president. maybe you would have done better than bernie sanders. derek: thank you. bob has a question for mr. strickland. concern over much this issue of social security with more and more baby boomers electing benefits and fewer workers paying into social security. some republicans are working to privatize social security and
haven't managed by wall street firms. where do you stand on how to shore up social security and funding for the program? mr. strickland: we ought to raise the cap and bring more money into the system and strengthen and expand the system into the future. i will never ever, under any circumstances support raising the retirement age or reducing the benefits for those who receive social security. on the other hand, senator portman has a different approach. when he was george bush's budget director, he supported in the beginning to privatize social security. he called it, and exciting proposal. , think that is a real problem so i think we need to make sure we can reassure the people of this valley of ohio and of
america social security is a solemn promise. it is the most successful program in my judgment devised humankindigh kind -- to give people a sense of security when they retire. for those like senator portland that want to privatize it and raise the retirement age because he is unwilling to ask the wealthiest among us to pay a little more so that we can survivable system is and grows and thrives in the future, it is a big difference between the two of us. i would never save privatizing social security was an exciting proposal. i would that as hard as i can. derek: senator portman. mr. portman: social security is in trouble. and what you heard from mr. strickland isn't accurate. he doesn't -- i have never supported privatization.
i do support his saying it. i would never touch the benefits of someone already retired or near retired, but i would work on a bipartisan basis to be there for kids and grandkids. that is the issue before us. it is a real issue, as you say. we have more money going out in terms of benefits them payroll taxes coming in. there is a $7 billion cap. taxes we put into revenue goes to social security. because for years that was robbed. by the year 2034, the interest was coming back. and social security will have a .0% cut in people's benefits that cannot happen, we cannot let it happen. it is his acreage promise. i want to keep the promise. that is why i will work on a bipartisan basis with anybody to save social security for the future. i will not make a political issue out of it. i will try to solve the problem
as i have done on the other issues. i do support testing. there should be more needs testing, those were wealthier should be able to take less in benefits than social security. i supported that also with medicare. i worked on a bipartisan basis to get legislation passed with regard to medicare and that is part of the answer. derek: rebuttal. mr. strickland: since you brought up medicare on the neil kubota show, he said it would be irresponsible not to cut medicare. those are his words. your words were, it would be irresponsible not to cut it. we have got to save social security. i am willing to say how i will do it. i will ask the millionaire class and billie class to pay more. the senator is unwilling to ask anything out of the rich and powerful brands that support him.
mr. portman: i just asked -- derek: now we move to leslie. leslie: as a congressman, you voted for nafta. and you push for cafta. you are supporting of free trade, yet donald trump has criticized free trade deals like nafta. donald trump and labor unions say nafta caused manufacturing jobs. he said it was the worst trade deal of the country. you agree with donald trump? mr. portman: the record has been mixed. it has resulted in some job loss and some job gains. the chamber of commerce would say it is great. they have jobs being added even now. canada is our biggest trading partner, which is the biggest in the nafta agreement. we send 40% of exports from ohio to nafta countries. most of them go to canada.
it is a big help for companies. i talked to a company in youngstown that tells me their jobs are dependent on expanding more exports to canada. we need to have agreements that workers.arkets for our we don't do enough of that. this is where we disagree. i have taken the lead on cracking down. i'm being tough on cracking down , fracking. currency minute elation and passing legislation to stop china from dumping steel here. i have made a difference in the lives of workers in mahoning valley to save their jobs, but i want those export jobs to continue and expand. --y pay about 18% on more america does not export as much as we should compared to other countries, so we need to take the nafta agreement and updated to make it better for us. it was done 20 years ago. did not have e-commerce in it.
america, not to export means we cannot get out of this squeeze we are in. it is part of the way to get the economy moving again. we sent half of our exports from america to 10% of the world. those are the ones we have a trade agreement with, and we have a trade surplus with those countries you have a trade agreement with peer we have a trade deficit with those we do not have agreement with. that is the truth. to ted strickland has got answer to those people because he refuses to support any enhancement agreement. derek: your response. mr. strickland: he said i had to answer, so i ask you, are you willing to get down on your knees and ask the people of this valley to forgive you for sending their jobs to china and mexico? nafta is a big problem, and the people of this valley probably better than anywhere else in ohio or the country understand the effects of our trade deals. chamber of commerce?
i care more about what workers then the chamber of commerce donald trump is actually calling senator portland stupid. he put it this way. he said people who have negotiated our trade deal are stupid, and senator portman was george bush's trade representative. he personally negotiated some of these trade deals, not only voted for nafta. he called himself the quarterback for cafta. at the last minute, he was rallying up the final votes needed to get this over the toish line, so he has got apologize to the people of this valley and the people of this country, because he has participated in sending jobs out of the country. derek: thank you. 30 seconds. up portman: this is not
record i would be proud of either, so he will come up with all of these distractions. i appreciate his endorsement of donald trump. that was interesting. when he was governor, we lost jobs everywhere. but nine out of 10 when to other states, that is the reality. when he was governor, exports went down. that is how bad he is. it went up nationally, but in ohio that went down. it never happens. exports going down, let's hope and opportunity, fewer jobs, lower wages, less benefit. that is his record and if anyone needs to apologize, he needs to. derek: glenn has a question. glenn: you supported hillary clinton in 2008 for president. you are a staunch supporter now. the polls show secretary clinton and donald trump have high negatives and are not trusted. our voters being forced to choose three the lesser of two
evils -- evils in this unusual race? mr. strickland: the answer is no . donald trump is unfit to be president, and he demonstrates .hat on a daily basis someone who would threaten to begin a war because of an itcene gesture -- he said the iranians circled our boats and made gestures to sailors, he would blow them out of the water. he talked about south korea and japan becoming nuclearized. totallyhe is irresponsible and unfit, temperamentally and intellectually. on the other hand, secretary clinton has demonstrated throughout her life, throughout her life as a young lawyer working for children and since that she understands public , as president obama has said, is perhaps the most
qualified person to be president that we have had in our modern times, even more than president obama, even more qualified than bill clinton was more than he was. . i think she is a responsible person. she is mature, thinks carefully, , andnot act erratically she will be a good president. i am proud to support her. derek: before your response, glenn has a follow-up. glenn: why do you think her biggest hurdle is trust? mr. strickland: because she has been in the public eye for 30 years. during that time, no one has been subjected to more scrutiny and criticism that has ettore clinton. just a couple years ago when she was secretary of state, she was among the most popular people on earth, including, she was very popular in this country. it wasn't until she became a
candidate for president that she , that the extreme conservatives ,n this country took aim at her and it has had an effect. i will admit that, but i don't comparison to any the qualifications that hillary clinton brings to this office compared to donald trump. derek: senator portman, your response. mr. portman: as you can see, he is a rubberstamp for hillary clinton. the answer as you know, it is the e-mails and putting national security at risk. it is benghazi and how she reacted, telling the family of a fallen hero it was a video -- it was things like that of how the conflicts occurred in the foundation, clinton foundation. he won't ever talk about those things. he will not talk about her calling over one million voters in ohio deplorable, irredeemable, racist, he won't
stand up and do that. total rubberstamp. but i think this race is about our records, and i would just say what hillary clinton is supporting with tax increases, $1.3 trillion, so it is a rubberstamp. he wants to increase taxes dramatically. he was the biggest in the history of our country. he wants to raise social security, and that would be a huge tax increase, more regulation. we are overregulated already to the point where factories here in mahoning valley are telling me, rob, get them to back off, let them know what is going on so we can produce more jobs and activity, but he will support all of that. there are big differences between us. on health care, he supports obama care down the line, as does she. it has been terrible. we have seen a 91% increase in the individual market, $200 per
and he is with her on it. that is the answer to the question. derek: mr. strickland, 30 seconds. mr. strickland: the senator gives subsidized health care. i never took this as a congressman or senator, but he gets incentivize health care. and he criticizes obama care. obamacare has provided health care coverage to an additional 800,000 ohioans. governor casey chose to expand dedicated. i applauded him for doing that. to talk casually about getting rid of obamacare, that would mean 800,000 ohioans would lose health care coverage they currently have. derek: thank you. mr. portman: can i respond? he is inaccurate. i do not get subsidized health care. that 800,000? that is not obamacare. it is because of the expansion
of medicaid. you can do that without the rest of obamacare. he doesn't count tens of thousands of families have lost health care because of the affordable care act. we had 40,000 lose it because the co-op went belly up, which is obama care. out, as youled recall. this is not working for ohio families. co-pays are up, premiums are skyrocketing, we have got to make a change. we have got to replace it with something that works. derek: our last question is from a voter. lewis clark of sebring. he says what mistakes have you made, and what have you learned from it or them? mr. portman: i have made plenty of them. but in my time in the senate, i to you one regret i have, mistake i made, i supported the nomination of ernie moneys to be secretary of energy. i thought he was going to help
us here in ohio. we have a big plant in ohio called the pipe and uranium enrichment plant, the number one employer in southeast ohio. i spent many, many years helping them build jobs. the administration has not been helpful. when he came for his confirmation, i said, come out to the plan and look at the and helplesse eye to save this plant, which is important to the economy of southeast ohio and to our nation's national security, because you need this uranium for the nuclear arsenal to have the enrichment for the nuclear navy. he said yes, i will come out. i will help you. he has done just the opposite. i have been very disappointed with the obama administration. he refused to help us in this latest legislation, i mentioned this current thing in effect to save 30 -- 850 jobs.
they may be gone now. i was able to get in along with sherrod brown, my colleague from ohio, i was due to get in language that was keeping the jobs and to get the cleanup of the old enrichment facility had. he pulled the plug on the new one, has not been helpful. i have learned from that mistake. derek: thank you. mr. strickland, what mistakes have you made in the past, and how he learned from them -- how have you learned from them? mr. strickland: i am going to tell you an action i took as a congressman that i regret. the glass repeal spiegel, and i regret it. the banks have acted irresponsibly, and i now support reinstating glass spiegel. but i have a lot of things in my
life that i have regretted. have not always treated my friends with the kind of respect that i should. sometimes i say things that i later regret the senator made reference to a conference i made regarding justice scalia. i was not celebrating his death. i spoke in artfully but i was trying to illustrate with the vacancy on the court, the outcome of a particular piece of legislation favored labor, and i was glad that decision favored .abor, but i apologize for that i tend to apologize for the things i do in retrospect, i or -- wrongere ron or in artfully stated. there's nothing wrong with an apology, and i have made a lot of mistakes, but i always try to do the right thing for working
people. derek: time for closing statements. let's start with you, senator portman. mr. portman: thank you very much for having this debate. it was a helpful exchange of ideas, and we saw a sharp difference between our records, how we approach politics, and what we want to do, policy proposals for the future. you so with governor strickland a lot of partisan attacks, and the fact checkers can look at some of these things, but the reality is what we need for his people is to work across the aisle. i have been an independent voice for ohio, and i'm proud of that. i mentioned the work on human trafficking making a difference, how it is increasing, sadly, thanks to the dark side of the internet website called back page that i personally have gone after and been successful for the first time in 21 years to get the senate to put this in place, and we are seeing reactions right now with the ceo
having been arrested. on humanken the lead trafficking and other issues relating to the most vulnerable among us, and that would be those of us who are struggling with addiction. i worked on a lot of prisoner reentry. i also worked with $11 million into the valley for the hardest hit fund to help knock down abandoned homes. i walked on the streets of war and, ohio with the mayor -- of warren, ohio. that helps with this legislation that is now law, and the mahoning valley is taking advantage of these for crime and drugs. i have been able to help in terms of protecting workers in ohio from unfair trade. that is why the teamsters endorse me because they know i focus on jobs, economic growth. that is why the other labor unions which had supported ted strickland are now supporting me. the united mine
workers, they are supporting my candidacy because they have seen what i have done for them. i ask for your vote tonight. i ask the opportunity to represent our great state for six more years so i can be that independent voice for ohio and to help folks in this valley and our state have a better life. derek: thank you, senator portland -- portman. mr. strickland. mr. strickland: thank you for hosting this debate. to the people of the valley, you know i care about you. i was here frequently. you are my kind of people. i came from working people, and the people of this valley by and large are decent hard-working people. there is a lot of difference between senator portman and myself. we talked about them. he is for nafta, i was against nafta. i am for equal pay for women. he has voted against that five times. i want to tell you why i'm running for this office.
my dad was a steel worker. when i was first elected to congress, he was in his 80's, had never flown on an airplane. he decided he wanted to go to washington's the meat take the oath of office -- to see me take the oath of office. and the reporter took the microphone in front of him and said, mr. strickland, i bet you are proud of your son, aren't you? my dad give the perfect parental answer. he said, i am proud of all of my kids. my dad was proud of my oldest brother who served in world war ii. he was proud of my two sisters who worked as a nurse's aides in nursing homes, and proud of my three brothers who finished concrete for a living. because ast with you i said earlier, i was the first in my family to go to college. the state of ohio and this country has been really good to me. i have had opportunities my brothers have not had because of education. and i want to spend the rest of my life trying to fight for
people who i believe are being mistreated by the billionaires who sends millions of dollars into the state to try to keep , becausein the senate he knows he will stand up for them, and they know that i will stand up for you. thank you. derek: thank you, gentlemen. that concludes the first debate between these two candidates for u.s. senate. the next debate will be on monday and columbus, followed by another in cleveland on october 20. thank you to the panelists and for those of you who tuned in. early voting is underway in ohio, and the general election is november 8. have a great afternoon. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer 1: c-span brings you more debates in the week ahead. monday night, three debates starting at 8:00 eastern on c-span. ,irst from pennsylvania incumbent republican pat toomey
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jessica o'connell, you have emily's list have been a player for decades in senate races for years. you are for pro-choice female candidates. in 2010, your group spent $24.7 million, 2012, $34 million, 2014, $45 million. what will be the number of this time around? jessica: a big one. a big one. this is the biggest cycle for women in our lifetimes. and we are spending at a very high levels, we are supporting women candidates from the top of the ticket, hillary clinton, throughout the senate. we have an opportunity to elect a historic number of women senators this year. and we are playing in these races, a chance for democrats to win back the senate this year runs through women. and so we are a big player in this, and with most of these women from day one. emily: i want to follow up on the battle for the senate because right now republicans have a four seat majority and there are democratic women running in seven competitive senate races, so it is looking like women could be the key to take back thpe