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U.S. Senator Rob Portman Awaits Testimony On Defense Nominee

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
31, 2013

U-S Senator from Ohio, Rob Portman says there should always be a presumption in favor of a presidential nominee. But, he says he’s not decided yet whether to vote in favor of Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.

Both U.S. Senators From Ohio Land On Finance Committee

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January 4, 2013

Dem. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Rob Portman are now on the oldest and arguably most powerful committee in the U.S. Senate.

Portman Offers Preview Of Fall Presidential Debates In RNC Speech

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Sen. Rob Portman (center) campaigning with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Mitt Romney. Kasich and Portman have addressed Republicans at their national convention in Tampa this week
30, 2012

The Republican U.S. Senator from Ohio is helping Mitt Romney prepare for his debates against President Obama, and may have gave the country a glimpse of what to expect.

Commentary: Romney Could Learn From Ohio’s Millionnaire Pols

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GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
August 28, 2012

This week’s Republican Convention is Mitt Romney’s best chance to re-introduce himself to American voters. WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey says Romney should look to some Ohio pols for tips on how to do it.

Portman To Deliver Eulogy For Armstrong

U.S. Senator describes Neil Armstrong as a "good friend and adviser."
August 27, 2012

A funeral service for astronaut and Ohio native Neil Armstrong has been scheduled for Friday, with U.S. Senator Rob Portman set to deliver the eulogy.

Convention Speaking Slots Set For Ohioans

John Kasich and Rob Portman will have prominent speaking roles at the Republican Convention.
August 22, 2012

Republican convention planners have set speaking slots for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Rob Portman next week. Kasich is scheduled as the fifth speaker in the Tuesday night session, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Portman, Brown Defend Votes On EPA Standards

Sherrod Brown (left) called the failed Senate resolution a victory for clean air, while Rob Portman defended his vote as a vote for Ohio industry.
June 21, 2012

Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman is defending his vote in support of a failed challenge to the new EPA standards. Dem. Sherrod Brown called the vote to uphold the standards a victory for clean air.

U.S. Senator Portman, Former Opponent Fisher Reunite

Former Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher (left) and U.S.Senator Rob Portman.
20, 2012

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.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman Helps Open Mitt Romney’s OH Campaign HQ

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GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
February 24, 2012

U.S. Senator Rob Portman today opened the Columbus campaign headquarters for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. WOSU spoke with the senator about some of the top issues on the presidential campaign trail.

U.S. Senators From Ohio Say More Budget Fights Loom In Congress

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman arrives for news briefing at northeast side Columbus business.
23, 2011

More budget fights loom in congress after a 12-member super-committee failed to reach agreement this week on a deficit reduction plan. Ohio’s two U.S. Senators expressed disappointment about the lack of compromise.