Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has scheduled a DNC press conference near Gov. Chris Christie’s Tuesday Republican Governors Association (RGA) stop in Chicago to heap scorn on Christie’s record as governor and to discuss the Bridgegate scandal.
It’s payback time for Strickland, who came out out on the losing end of a 2010 re-election battle against Republican John Kasich.
Kasich campaigned for governor with the help of Christie. “He’ll bring fiscal sanity back to Ohio and allow the private sector to grow jobs and put people back to work,” Christie said on the trail in 2010.
In the wake of Bridgegate this year, Kasich stood by Christie; a spokesman told The Columbus Dispatch that the Ohio governor still supports Christie as head of the RGA.