Former President Bill Clinton is endorsing former Ohio governor Ted Strickland’s U.S. Senate bid.
Strickland has long ties with the Clintons and was a leading backer of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successful 2008 Ohio presidential primary effort.
But the early endorsement comes with 30-year-old Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld also seeking the Democratic nomination in a primary more than a year away.
Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is seeking re-election.