But Strickland narrowed the gap to the low single digits by the start of this month.
Strickland was down by double-digits in polls last month against the former GOP congressman John Kasich.
While the race has opened back up a little since then, Strickland is once again competitive and can ill afford any missteps.
I thought it as well then to say what Strickland had suggested.
I was led up to Mrs. Strickland, and for ten minutes we talked together.
It is very hard for me to believe that Strickland Morley was ever in love with anyone but himself.
I could not think of any retort to this, so I asked if Mrs. Strickland had children.
When Mrs. Strickland introduced me to her husband, he gave me a rather indifferent hand to shake.
Once or twice Mrs. Strickland's eyes rested on him somewhat anxiously.
I saw Strickland not infrequently, and now and then played chess with him.