Ohio seeks help from White House

The Hill

Ohio politicians are seeking President Barack Obama's help to keep the Netherlands from moving its F-16 training missions from Ohio to Arizona.

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D), who is facing a tough reelection fight, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) have in recent weeks engaged Obama, members of the administration and the U.S. Air Force to keep the Dutch fighter pilots in Springfield - along with the local jobs they bring. Sen. George Voinovich (R) has also made efforts to keep the mission in-state.

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