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State Rep. To Challenge Portman After Gun Bill Vote

Dem. State Rep. Bob Hagan (Youngstown) says he'll run against Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman in 2016.
April 19, 2013

Democratic State Rep. Bob Hagan was so infuriated by U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s vote against this week’s failed gun bill that he’s running against Portman in 2016.

Ohio Business Leaders Keep Tabs On Proposed Immigration Bill

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Acting Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, fields questions after recent forum on immigration reform at The Ohio State University
April 15, 2013

A U.S. Senate immigration bill could be introduced later this week. The proposal is expected to allow a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants while also mandating that employers check legal status of their employees.

“Change Of Heart” Pushes Portman To Support Same-Sex Marriage

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U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
15, 2013

The U.S. Senator says his evolution on the subject of gay marriage began in 2011 when his son told his parents he was gay.

Pending Spending Cuts Will Take Local Toll

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has identified $2.3-million in possible city service cuts if automatic federal spending cuts take full effect.
28, 2013

Some local officials say pending federal spending cuts will quickly effect state and city budgets. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman identifies $2.3 million dollars in neighborhood and human services that could be lost.

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.