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Democrats hit Rob Portman over his support for privatizing Social Security

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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

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

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

Portman ad blitz focuses on his work to combat heroin epidemic

Sen. Rob Portman’s Ohio re-election campaign will unleash its first television ad blitz Wednesday — three different spots highlighting the G...        

Donald Trump Is Making All (Republican) Politics Local Again

Rob Portman is campaigning against heroin in Ohio. Kelly Ayotte is running against absenteeism in New Hampshire. And Mark Kirk is telling Illinois that its hardworking families and heroic vets inspired him to fully recover from his stroke. Recent ads from these three vulnerable Republican senators are as provincial as ... More »

In tough reelection fight, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s first TV ads focus on efforts to combat heroin epidemic

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), running for reelection in one of the most important contests in the battle for the Senate majority, is going up on television with his first TV ads of 2016, three commercials that seek to highlight his record fighting his state's severe prescription drug and heroin addiction problems. The commercials, shared with […]

Portman tries to claim he never supported 'privatizing' Social Security

Labor groups have released an ad reminding voters of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's long history of working to privatize Social Security—a claim his spokesperson, Michwan Rich, is adamantly denying: She also stated that Portman has "never voted...Show More Summary

Koch brothers spend big against Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland

  Rob Portman is one of the Republican senators Democrats have to defeat to retake the Senate in November, and the Koch brothers are adding to the Scrooge McDuck-style pile of cash Portman was already spending on ads to hold the seat. Show More Summary

Ohio's Republican senator makes massive $15 million ad buy

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman is clearly not taking re-election for granted, and he has the money to do a whole lot of not taking it for granted.  The Ohio Republican is launching a shock and awe campaign that plows $14 million into statewide television advertising and $1 million into YouTube programming, a total that former Ohio Gov. Show More Summary

Sen. Portman plans $15 million ad buys in Ohio

WASHINGTON — In the first big ante of the season, GOP Sen. Rob Portman’s campaign announced Thursday it had reserved $14 million worth of TV...        

Ohio: Planned Parenthood Backs Pro-Abortion Gov. Ted Strickland to Face Pro-Life Rob Portman

As always, Ohio is ground zero for the 2016 elections. Not only will the Buckeye State play a key role in determining the outcome of the presidential race but it may decide which party controls the United States Senate come January. Republican Senator Rob Portman, who holds a 100% rating with National Right to Life, […]

He's Uniting The Party!

It's moving fast and furious. Embattled Sen. Rob Portman has just moved from the "Fuzzball" to the "Supporting the Nominee" category on the Official TPM Elected Official Trump Endorsement Scorecard.

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