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The RNC Ignores Actual Science, but Embraces Pseudoscience

As 9 p.m. approached on the Wednesday of the 2012 Republican National Convention, delegates in Tampa, Florida, heard from South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. On Wednesday, as that same hour approaches in Cleveland,...Show More Summary

Down-ballot Republicans who'd like to network in Cleveland are instead navigating the Trump effect on the GOP

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio spent this week building houses with Habitat for Humanity, motivating young campaign volunteers and kayaking with wounded veterans on the Cuyahoga River. Sen. Marco Rubio was home in Florida, stumping for votes before investigating mold contamination in a federal...

Top Trump aide: 'We are working very closely with Rob Portman—we're running our campaigns together'

If you've been following the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland, one of the more delicious sub-plots revolves around the remarkable resistance of John Kasich, Ohio’s Republican governor, to participate in any way—not...Show More Summary

'John is not an embarrassment': GOP senator responds to Manafort ripping Kasich in his own state

CLEVELAND — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio responded frankly on Monday to Paul Manafort saying John Kasich was "embarrassing" the Buckeye State by not supporting Donald Trump "John is not an embarrassment," the Ohio Republican told reporters...Show More Summary

Poll: Portman gains ground in Senate race

Rob Portman has taken the lead in Ohio’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll released Thursday.        

GOP Senators Lead In Three Key Battlegrounds

Three new Quinnipiac polls show good news for Republicans trying to hang on to control of the U.S. Senate: Florida: Sen. Marco Rubio (R) 50%, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D) 37% Ohio: Sen. Rob Portman (R) 47%, Gov. Ted Strickland (D) [...]

GOP Ohio and Pennsylvania Senators Close With Democratic Rivals — WSJ/NBC/Marist Poll

Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania are running even with their Democratic rivals or nearly so, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll covering some battleground races that have the potential to be affected by the presidential contest.

NGO connected to Obama’s 2008 campaign used U.S. tax dollars trying to oust Netanyahu

Under the auspices of Chairman Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) has released a report today confirming allegations that an NGO with connections to President Obama’s 2008 campaign used U.S. taxpayer dollars attempting to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015. Show More Summary

John Kasich is working hard to swing Ohio Senate race

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was there for Ohio Gov. John Kasich through his doomed Republican presidential primary campaign, and Kasich will be there for Portman in his tough re-election campaign.  Kasich has already done eight fundraising emails for Portman, plus a direct-mail piece soliciting campaign money. Show More Summary

Democrats hit Rob Portman over his support for privatizing Social Security

The Democratic Senate Majority PAC has a new ad out reminding voters of GOP Sen. Rob Portman's past support for privatizing Social Security, reports Caitlin MacNeal: The ad titled "Cicadas" from the Democratic group notes that Portman once supported privatizing Social Security. Show More Summary

Rob Portman goes out on a limb, says maybe terrorists shouldn't have guns

Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman has some deep thoughts on the failure of gun control measures in the Senate Monday. "I think there is a consensus, based on these votes, that you know, we should stop terrorists or suspected terrorists...Show More Summary

Ohio Senate Race Attracts Highest Outside Spending In Congress, Big Share Of Dark Money

by Alec Goodwin GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is in a statistical dead heat with his Democratic rival, former Gov. Ted Strickland, but his outside spending advantage is substantial. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Outside groups -- including...Show More Summary

Ohio Senate race attracts highest outside spending in Congress, big share of dark money

Outside groups — including politically active nonprofits like the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity — have spent more money trying to influence the 2016 Ohio Senate race between Republican Sen. Rob Portman and his challenger, Democrat Ted Strickland, than any other congressional contest: $15.5 million so far. Show More Summary

Rob Portman confused by his position on potential terrorists buying guns

Chalk this up to the Trump Effect: Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman is all of a sudden open to the idea of preventing people on the terrorist watch list from being able to legally buy guns—and he seems to have conveniently forgotten that he voted against it just six months ago. Sen. Show More Summary

Portman Flips on Gun Ban for Terror Suspects

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) said that he favors a federal ban on weapons sales to those on the U.S. terrorist watch list, even though he voted against a similar proposal last year, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Secret Tax That Targets Families Affected By Death Or Disability

Time op-ed: The Secret Tax That Targets Families Affected By Death or Disability, by Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Angus King (I-ME) & Chris Coons (D-CT): The grief and pain of losing of a child is unimaginable. The strength and durability of character of those forced to pick up the pieces...

Portman: It’s ‘wrong’ for Trump to make an issue of judge’s ethnicity

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) blasted Donald Trump for making personal, racially tinged verbal attacks against a federal judge. Trump has issued a litany of attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing two class-action lawsuits against Trump University in San Diego. Trump has said he believes the Indiana-born Curiel is "Mexican" […]

Portman struggles to explain vote against funding addiction bill he's now bragging about

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman maybe should have thought twice about his  ad  bragging about  the anti-heroin bill he backed, then voted against funding. Because if he thought his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Ted Strickland, was going to let that one slide, he was extremely wrong. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Conservative zillionaires air two new bogus attack ads against Strickland in Ohio

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? OH-Sen: Fighting for Ohio, the conservative super PAC backed by wealthy financiers that's aiding GOP Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign, is out with two new spots attacking Democratic ex-Gov. Ted Strickland. The first...Show More Summary

Portman ads brag about anti-heroin bill he voted against funding

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

What is Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman spending his $15 million in ad money on? Pretending he’s sincere about fighting heroin addiction.  Portman speaks in the commercials about a Senate-passed bill of which he was the chief sponsor,...Show More Summary

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