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Dynamic Scoring in the Senate

Senator Rob Portman (R., Ohio) is renewing his push for “dynamic” or “macroeconomic” scoring. The Senate Republican budget includes language, mirroring that adopted by House Republicans, requiring the Congressional Budget Office andShow More Summary

What Was Rob Portman Thinking?

In recent public polling from Ohio, a consistent truth about the state's junior senator, Rob Portman, is that much of the electorate simply doesn't have a sense of who he is. This past week offered voters noteworthy examples of how Rob...Show More Summary

Reintroduced Energy Efficiency Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced their energy efficiency legislation Wednesday, joined by 11 bipartisan co-sponsors. TheRead the Rest...

Please Call Your Senator Today to Help Millions of Homeless Kids

TODAY: URGE YOUR U.S. SENATOR TO VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 271 TO HELP HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH. BACKGROUND: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) has filed the Homeless Children and Youth Act as an amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. Show More Summary

Rob Portman says Voting Rights Act should get congressional review”

Plain Dealer: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said today that Congress should review the entire Voting Rights Act to evaluate how it is working. But he added that he doesn’t know if parts of it need to be strengthened. This comes … Continue reading ?

Strickland announces campaign against Portman

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland (D) announced Wednesday that he will challenge Sen. Rob Portman (R) in 2016, giving Democrats a top recruit for a key race in the battle for the Senate majority. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because I am determined to restore the American Dream for working people […]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Ted Strickland aims for a comeback at Rob Portman's expense

Newly-minted Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland Leading Off: • OH-Sen: It's really happening. On Wednesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in a race Democrats badly want to win. As we've noted previously, Strickland is a big get for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Ted Strickland will run for Senate, handing Ohio Democrats a top-tier contender

Former Gov. Ted Strickland will run against Republican Sen. Rob Portman It's really happening. On Wednesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in a race Democrats badly want to win. As we've noted previously, Strickland is a big get for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Ted Strickland Announces He's Running For The Senate

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) announced Wednesday that he'll seek the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge first-term Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in 2016. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because I am determined...Show More Summary

Ted Strickland, Former Ohio Governor, Weighs a Senate Run

Ted Strickland, the former governor of Ohio, is beginning to raise money ahead of a possible challenge to Senator Rob Portman for his seat in the 2016 election cycle.

Ryan Will Not Run for Senate in Ohio

Although a reversal on his abortion stance last month prompted speculation that Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) would challenge Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) in next year’s election, the lawmaker said today he will not run for the seat, the Columbus Dispatch [...] The post Ryan Will Not Run for Senate in Ohio appeared first on Political Wire.

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland To Challenge Rob Portman For Senate

Strickland is reported Strickland is reporte readying a campaign by talking to donors. Your life will be complete when you “like” us on Facebook Now read this:Keystone Pipeline Stopped By Senate Filibuster (Jan 27, 2015) Republicans Shouldn’t Count Out Kasich (Jan 23, 2015) Kamala Harris To Seek Barbara Boxer’s Seat (Jan 13, 2015) Billionaire Environmentalist [...]

Former Gov. Ted Strickland, Ohio's most formidable Democrat, will reportedly run for Senate

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Former Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland will reportedly challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in this critical Senate race Wow. The Vindicator is reporting that former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland will run for the U.S. Senate against Republican Sen. Show More Summary

Sen. Portman Lies About Keystone Economic Benefits On America's Newsroom

Martha MacCallum interviewed the one of the GOP's less-goofy Senators, Ohio's Rob Portman, who spewed the filthy, vile lies of his oil'igarch corporate masters. When you have a new class of crazy Senators like Joni Ernst and Ben Sasse,...Show More Summary

Ukraine: Lethal Aid Will Counter Russia Claims Congress, Will Obama Take On Vladimir Putin?

The Ukraine Freedom Support Act signed into law near the end of 2014 called on President Barack Obama to offer Ukraine lethal aid in support of its fight with Vladimir Putin and Russia. Senator Rob Portman recently spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of providing the U.S. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush’s 6 Greatest Gaffes

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made huge news on Tuesday by announcing on Facebook. that he plans to pursue the possibility of maybe looking into running for president in 2016, presumably because 500 mg. gorilla Rob Portman is out of the way. The faux-nouncement makes Jeb the first major candidate to kind of declare their [...]

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Ted Strickland flirts with a comeback bid against Rob Portman

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland Leading Off: • OH-Sen: Former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland recently made an offhanded comment about not ruling out a challenge to Republican Sen. Rob Portman, and it looks like he actually is seriously considering a campaign. Show More Summary

Gothic on Capitol Hill

4 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A horror writer moonlights as a Congressman's speechwriter. Brett Talley creates texts for Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), when he's not writing about the Necronomico. “He’s been great,” Lehman says. “He’s very creative. He’s also dogged about expanding the senator’s vocabulary.”...

Republican Senator’s Speechwriter Moonlights Hunting Ghosts

Brett Talley, who writes speeches for Ohio Senator Rob Portman, is a ghost hunter in his spare time. Talley began going out with the Tuscaloosa Paranormal Research Group while clerking for a judge after law school. The group would explore old plantation homes or abandoned insane asylums armed with thermal cameras, electromagnetic field meters and [...]

GOP Senator’s Speechwriter Moonlights as a Paranormal Detective

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) recently announced that he would not run for president in 2016, which, we now realize, has now deprived us of this guy: his speechwriter Brett Talley, who moonlights as an award-winning horror novelist and a frickin' ghost hunter.

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