Ohio's former governor has been named head of the advocacy arm of a progressive think tank in Washington. Democrat Ted Strickland says he'll become president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund next month.
Strickland says the job entails blogging and traveling around the country talking about liberal causes including minimum-wage increases, immigration reform, pay equity and same-sex marriage. Working at the nonprofit precludes him from making commercials or holding fundraisers for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald in his fall campaign against Republican Governor John Kasich. Strickland says the center will give him a forum to continue working for causes he believes in despite not holding elective office.