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Jeb Bush, Rob Portman could be tough GOP opponent to Hillary

A Jeb Bush-Rob Portman ticket could be worst-case scenario for Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, a Clinton adviser said Friday.

Hillary Adviser: Bush-Portman Could Win

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Here’s a Republican pairing that should haunt Democrats’ dreams for the next two years: Jeb Bush and Rob Portman. That, at least, is what Harold Ickes warned Friday.

Senators Feinstein, Portman Want to Expand Wiretapping Authority to Combat Sex Trafficking

4 days agoNews : Reason

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is once again attempting to swell federal power and erode civil liberties by preying on fears about sexual exploitation. Today, she and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced the Combat Human Trafficking...Show More Summary

Social conservatives vow to further divide GOP with outdated 'culture war': Rob Portman edition

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

One of the big stories of the recent midterms is how anti-gay groups like the National Organization For Marriage played a role in helping elect pro-equality Democrats by waging war against moderate Republicans in a few key races. NOM has...

NOM Out to Oust Pro-Equality Sen. Rob Portman

The antigay group says it will let voters know Portman wants to 'redefine marriage' because of his gay son. read more

NOM Takes Credit For Defeating Gay Republicans, Will Target Sen. Rob Portman in 2016

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The National Organization for Marriage is taking credit for the defeat of several openly gay and pro-marriage equality Republicans on Nov. 4. Not surprisingly, though, a closer examination of election results raises significant questions about the group's claims. NOM wrote...

Brian Brown Vs Sen. Rob Portman

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Rob Portman can forget about getting elected President of the United States. If he runs we will make sure that GOP primary voters are aware of his desire to redefine marriage and his willingness to see federal judges set aside the votes of 50 million Americans who enacted marriage amendments across the country because his son is gay. Show More Summary

GOP Sen. Rob Portman: Supporting Marriage Equality is 'A Position I Feel Very Comfortable With' - VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a kayaking interview with Johnathan Karl for Politics Confidential, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) spoke at length about his decision last year to come out in support of marriage equality after his son Will told him he was gay. Said....

Rob Portman May Run

Ohio Senator Rob Portman is considering a 2016 presidential bid. He spoke to ABC News. Portman acknowledges that he’s now considering running for president himself in 2016. “I am concerned about the country, and I want to see who else jumps in,” said Portman, who is also planning to run for another term in the [...]

An Underwhelming First 100 Days?

John Feehery: Sen. Rob Portman is about the only one to give any hints as to what Congress could do in its first 100 days next year.

Morning Reads – Thursday, October 30, 2014

On this date in 1945, the U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing. Woo! Peaches Sen. Rob Portman plans to be at the GAGOP HQ tomorrow stumping for David Perdue. 11am-1pm Hope for the Pink Pony? 36th for business tax climate. Show More Summary

Schumer Predicts Dems Will Hold The Senate But Portman Says 'Voter Intensity' Is With GOP

Former Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Chuck Schumer (D. NY), and current Vice Chairman for Finance of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Rob Portman (R. OH), both appeared on "Meet the Press" this morning to predict the outcome of the 2014 midterms: SEN. Show More Summary

G.O.P. Senator Expects His Gay-Marriage Stance to Stay Lonely

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says his fellow Republicans, by and large, are not ready to support same-sex marriage.

Why Republicans’ Fundraising Haul Is Good News for Rob Portman

John Feehery: Rob Portman has shown that he has the chops to get donors to open their wallets. This helps Republicans in this cycle and might be useful to Sen. Portman himself in 2016.

Portman Unclear on Flight Ban for Countries With Ebola Outbreaks

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee appeared to avoid giving a clear statement on banning flights from countries that have experienced mass outbreaks of the Ebola virus on CNN’s “@This Hour” on Friday. Show More Summary

NOM vows to keep destroying the Republican party through spiteful campaigns

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

The National Organization For Marriage is vowing to defeat US Senator (and potential presidential candidate) Rob Portman (R-OH) in his 2016 reelection bid. The Daily Beast reports: Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, a prominent social...

Anti-Gay Marriage Group’s Big Target

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Sen. Rob Portman is a rising star in the GOP. But since he’s switched his stance on gay marriage, a group of social conservatives wants to take him down.

Rob Portman: What a GOP Senate would do

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has been preparing a Senate agenda in the event the GOP takes the Senate. But contrary to earlier reports emanating from a breakfast he held with the Christian Science Monitor, his vision is ambitious and concrete. In a phone interview yesterday Portman told me, “I have been working for some time […]

Rob Portman: Obama 'First Measured Steps' on ISIS 'a Good Thing for the Country'

On Monday’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) indicated that although he had been a critic of President Barack Obama and his policy regarding the ISIS threat in the Middle East, Republicans Obama for his evolution on using forced against the rogue element. Show More Summary

Could marriage equality help the presidential dreams of Republican Rob Portman? Um, no.

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Riiiight. Oh wait, you're serious. He could be hailed as farsighted, a serious leader who opened his party's doors for all people and generations. Rob Portman could be the Republican Party's first post-gay-marriage presidential candidate. [...]Show More Summary

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