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Strickland Leads Portman in Ohio

A new Quinnipiac poll in Ohio shows Ted Strickland (D) just ahead of Sen. Rob Portman (R) in a possible U.S. Senate match up, 44% to 41%.

Planned Parenthood Fighting Back Against Republicans

Planned Parenthood is fighting back–launching ads such as the one above against vulnerable Republicans. They are targeting Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) who are expected to be in tough reelection races next year. The ads concentrate on the problems which might be created if there is [...]Show More Summary

Kasich’s reception on gay marriage important benchmark for Rob Portman

When Ohio Gov. John Kasich fielded a hypothetical question at Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland about how he would explain his position on gay marriage to his children if one of them came out as gay, it hit close to home.

Rob Portman, the Pope and the Need for Bold Democrats

When it comes to addressing climate change, the need to act has never been more urgent or more important. Not only was 2014 the hottest year on record, much of the country also experienced the devastating impacts of extreme weather.Show More Summary

Sens. Rob Portman and Chuck Schumer Propose International Tax Reform

Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have proposed a bipartisan tax reform plan that will reduce taxation of overseas profits and fund needed highway and infrastructure development, the New York Times reports. The legislation would reduce the tax rates on profits made overseas by U.S. Show More Summary

US Chamber makes early entrance into 2016 Senate contests

The Chamber is paying for new television ads starting Monday in Ohio and Pennsylvania, home to two of the Senate's most endangered GOP incumbents. The spot in Ohio, by contrast, focuses exclusively on Sen. Rob Portman's likely Democratic challenger, former Gov. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Swingy Ohio is host to a tight Senate race

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican Sen. Rob Portman Leading Off: • OH-Sen: Public Policy Polling takes a look at next year's Ohio Senate race and finds a very tight contest. Republican Sen. Rob Portman holds a 43-41 edge against ex-Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, not too different from the 45-45 tie they found in March. Show More Summary

Close Senate Match Up in Ohio

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Ohio shows Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) edging Ted Strickland (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 41%.

Strickland Promises Celebration at Portman’s Restaurant

Ted Strickland (D) vows if he defeats Sen. Rob Portman (R) for the U.S. Senate next year, “he and other Democrats will celebrate at Lebanon’s Golden Lamb — a restaurant owned by Portman’s family,” the Hamilton Journal-News reports.

White House issues veto threat to trade currency measure

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, want the Senate to vote on an amendment to the trade bill that would place prohibitions on currency manipulation into trade agreements.

Could Rob Portman Make GOP Evolve on Marriage Equality?

The Ohio senator, a marriage equality supporter and father of a gay son, is in a good spot to advocate that the party drop its opposition, says CNN's John King. read more

GOP Establishment Seeking to Tweak Party's 2016 Anti-gay Marriage Platform with Sen. Rob Portman's Help

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An interesting tidbit of news out of CNN today: Whatever the Supreme Court decides, social conservatives active in the Republican Party are vowing to leave tough language opposing same-sex marriage in the GOP's 2016 platform. But a group of establishment...

Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. Portman's...Show More Summary

Lynch confirmed: DOJ lawlessness to continue

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, as John noted here, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. Ten Republicans voted to confirm: Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, and Orrin Hatch. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch Confirmed With Ten Republican Votes

(John Hinderaker) The Senate voted 56-43 this afternoon to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. Ten Republicans voted for confirmation: Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell. Show More Summary

READ IN: Jumping Hurdles Edition

By Reid Wilson -- When the Senate Finance Committee marks up Trade Promotion Authority legislation today, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are expected to offer an amendment on currency provisions, the first of many hurdles fast track will face. But the bill's path through the Senate will look easy compared with the […]

Capitol Hill Buzz: Senate Democrats discuss 2016 races

[...] did former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the Democrats' preferred candidate against incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman as Democrats fight uphill to retake Senate control. Waiting outside the ornate LBJ Room with Amanda Renteria, the campaign's political director and a former aide to Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

The MTB: A No-Brainer for Manufacturers

The introduction of bipartisan legislation by Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC)Read the Rest...

US Senator Unable to Recall Talk of UN Peacekeeping Mission With Poroshenko

US Senator Rob Portman says he doesn’t recall talking about possible UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Poroshenko Requests UN Peacekeeping Mission in Meeting With US Senator

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko repeated his request for an international peacekeeping mission in Ukraine during a Thursday meeting in Kiev with US Senator Rob Portman, according to a press release issued by Poroshenko’s office...

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