U.S. Senator Portman, Former Opponent Fisher Reunite

Former Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher (left) and U.S.Senator Rob Portman.(Photo: Flickr composite)
Former Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher (left) and U.S.Senator Rob Portman.(Photo: Flickr composite)

The 2010 opponents in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race have had a cordial reunion, with the defeated Democrat pointing to winner Rob Portman’s frequent mentions now as a possible Republican presidential running mate.

Former Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher heads CEOs for Cities, a group of business, political and civic leaders working together on urban issues.

Fisher invited Portman to be closing speaker Friday for a Cincinnati conference that drew nearly 300 people. He says that while he disagreed with Portman on some issues, he has always liked and respected him. And he spoke glowingly of Portman’s credentials for a national ticket.

Portman continues to downplay the speculation, saying he’s in the right place as senator to play a role in improving an economy that he says is in tough shape.

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