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  • Rob Portman for US Senate - Repealing Obamacare (Portman campaigns on repeal/replace in 2016)

    07/20/2017 8:35:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    RobPortman.com ^ | 2016 | Rob Portman
    Senator Rob Portman believes that Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with reforms that will actually lower costs and improve the quality of our health care. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the health care law the Democrats shoved through Congress in 2009 will slow economic growth over the next decade, cost 2.5 million jobs, and contribute a trillion dollars to the deficit. The Obamacare rollout has been disastrous, filled with technical glitches and poor management. But the problems with the Obamacare law are much worse than a just few glitches. President Obama promised that if you liked your...
  • Three reasons African-Americans are voting in record numbers for Republicans this year

    11/07/2016 5:47:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 6, 2016 | John Philip Souza IV
    Here’s the astonishing truth the media’s not talking about and Democrats refuse to believe — Donald Trump is getting more than double, and sometimes more than triple, the black vote Romney got 4 years ago. Recent polling by Remington Research shows Trump getting 22% in Florida, Romney got 5 percent. In North Carolina, Trump’s getting 19%, Romney got 4 percent. Trump’s getting 22% of black voters in Wisconsin compared with Romney’s 6% 4 years ago. And in Pennsylvania, Trump scores an astounding 29% against Romney’s 7% share in 2012. Nationally, Romney received less than 7% of the black vote in...
  • Donald Trump Jr.: Ohioans will ignore Kasich, Portman, and vote for Trump anyway

    10/24/2016 9:52:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 24, 2016 | Darrel Rowland
    ASHLAND — Ohio is a state where Donald Trump's campaign has to overcome both Democratric and Republican forces, his namesake son told hundreds of supporters in a sprawling shop that sells guns and other outdoors gear. In his first public campaign stop in the Buckeye State, Donald Trump Jr. said his father will overcome the lack of support from officials such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Rob Portman because he appeals directly to the people. “This is a year for change. This is a time where everyone is sick of their politicians as usual,” he told The Dispatch...
  • Ohio Sen. Rob Portman Calls on Trump to Quit

    10/08/2016 6:51:47 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 197 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 8, 2016 | Reid J. Epstein
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman became the latest Republican senator to call on Donald Trump to quit the race. “While I continue to respect those who still support Donald Trump, I can no longer support him,” Mr. Portman said in a statement. “I continue to believe our country cannot afford a Hillary Clinton presidency. I will be voting for Mike Pence for president.” Mr. Portman becomes the latest in a flood of Republicans to have abandoned the party’s presidential nominee Saturday, a day after a 2005 recording emerged of Mr. Trump making lewd and degrading comments about women.
  • Portman (R)_opens up wide lead over Strickland (D)[OH Senate Race]

    09/14/2016 6:22:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/14/16 8:50 AM | By Al Weaver
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman has opened up a huge lead over former Gov. Ted Strickland with just two months until Election Day, according to a new poll. According to the latest Bloomberg poll, Portman now leads Strickland by a whopping 17 points, 53-36, as Strickland has seen his poll numbers suffer over the past couple of weeks. It's also the second poll in a week to show Portman up by double digits. A Quinnipiac poll last week showed Portman up by 11 points. The new poll marks a new high-water point for Portman, who was thought to be fighting in...
  • Ohio’s GOP Senate Candidate Is Resisting Trump’s Downward Pull

    08/22/2016 3:18:15 PM PDT · by oblomov · 43 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Harry Enten
    Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and a few other key states are struggling under the weight of Donald Trump’s candidacy. But there seems to be at least one exception: Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. Polling released in the past few days — including a Monmouth University survey of Ohio released on Monday — confirms that Portman is not being swamped by the anti-GOP sentiment Trump is stirring up. The Monmouth poll found Trump down by 4 percentage points and Portman ahead by 8. The new Monmouth survey is in line with the...
  • Portman to oppose trade deal as opposition back home builds

    02/08/2016 5:18:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Washingston Post ^ | February 4 | Paul Kane and Kelsey Snell
    Sen. Rob Portman, a former U.S trade ambassador, announced Thursday that he opposes a sweeping 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, dealing a setback to a deal that is seen as a key part of President Obama’s economic legacy. The Ohio Republican is facing a difficult re-election campaign against Ted Strickland, an anti-trade former Democratic governor, in a state that has seen a steep decline in manufacturing as a result of companies moving operations overseas. The announcement is a significant but not fatal blow to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which is protected by fast-track rules that ensure it cannot...
  • Kasich, Portmand & The GOP's Political Class

    01/12/2016 6:08:34 AM PST · by Shery · 5 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11 January, 2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    News flash! Senator from Ohio endorses Governor of Ohio for president! Extra! Extra! Read all about it! In a snapshot, the story out there now that Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) has endorsed Governor John Kasich for president tells you everything you need to know about why Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are leading the pack. Here is the breathless headline from cincinnati.com: Despite Bush ties, Rob Portman endorses John Kasich for president The article opens this way: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has endorsed John Kasich for president, an unexpected move that reinforces the Ohio governor's strength in his home state....
  • Meet the 'Dark Money' Phantom (protect Senator Portman time!)

    05/26/2015 4:18:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/26/15 | Carrie Levine
    A "bulldog" Ohio lawyer is helping conservative groups influence elections as opaquely as legally possible. WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Just outside Cincinnati, tucked among insurance agencies, hair salons and a yoga studio, is the nexus of one of the nation’s most mysterious networks pouring secret money into elections. “Langdon Law LLC Political, Election Nonprofit and Constitutional Law,” reads its small sign, which faces the building’s parking lot rather than the street. On a Tuesday afternoon last month, that parking lot was empty. No one answered the Langdon Law office door. Phone calls went unreturned. Unlike other heavy-hitting political lawyers, David Langdon doesn’t...
  • Eckhart to challenge Portman for U.S. Senate nomination (Ohio)

    05/21/2015 3:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    examiner.org ^ | 5/21/15
    Don Elijah Eckhart has announced he will try to wrestle the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senator from incumbent Rob Portman in the March 2016 primary. “I am pro-life, and I continue to support the Ohio Constitution’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman,” Mr. Eckhart said. “I will protect religious freedom, especially the right of pastors and priests to preach values from the Bible.” He said he is committed to simplifying the federal income tax and reducing tax rates for the middle class. “By eliminating special tax breaks, the overall income tax rates could be reduced substantially,”...
  • Ben Carson Endorses Rob Portman's Re-election as Ohio Senator

    04/23/2015 3:07:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 Apr 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Retired neurosurgeon and likely presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson this weekend endorsed Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's re-election campaign against likely Democratic challenger Ted Strickland. "I want to see Rob Portman re-elected to the U.S. Senate and encourage Ohio voters to join his campaign and keep the Senate in Republican control," said Carson, a spokesman at the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County's annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday night in Cleveland, according to a party press release.
  • Portman could face primary challenger

    01/20/2015 5:28:05 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    toledoblade.com ^ | 1/19/15 | Tom Troy
    U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) enjoys an unbroken record of election success, has a campaign war chest that is one of the Senate’s deepest, and claims the endorsement of just about every Republican party officer and elected official in the state. But he’ll still face a Democratic opponent in the general election, and possibly a primary opponent. Two weeks ago Mr. Portman released a list of endorsements with about 250 names including elected Republicans, county chairmen, and state central committee members. snip Matt Borges, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, said that even though Republican voters will decide in...
  • Rob Portman won’t run for president in 2016

    12/02/2014 5:09:09 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Mitt Romney ally in 2012 who was exploring his own bid for president in 2016, has opted against a White House bid and will instead seek another Senate term, sources confirmed to POLITICO. Portman began calling allies Monday to let them know he didn’t plan to run nationally, sources familiar with the calls said.
  • Rob Portman Looks At Presidential Run

    11/08/2014 6:33:23 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | November 7, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Rob Portman is continuing to weigh a presidential run even as he leans toward running for reelection, he said in an interview on Friday afternoon. The Ohio Republican senator doesn’t have a precise timeline for his decision, but with his party’s triumph on Tuesday behind him he said he’s finally got some time to think about whether to seek the presidency or commit 100 percent to running for reelection in the swing state of Ohio in 2016. He’s currently “planning to run for reelection” but declined to rule out a run at the White House. “I am going to take...
  • Social conservatives target pro-gay marriage Republicans

    10/16/2014 11:28:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Social conservatives are making a last-ditch effort to stop Republicans who support gay marriage, looking to torpedo their campaigns ahead of next month’s elections. But they don't just have 2014 in their sights — they’re already turning one eye to 2016, with the goal of defeating pro-gay marriage Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). The National Organization for Marriage is making robocalls attacking a trio of socially liberal Republicans, including a pair of openly gay House candidates, California’s Carl DeMaio and Massachusetts’ Richard Tisei, plus Oregon Senate nominee Monica Wehby, who supports same-sex marriage. The organization is also openly discussing ways to...
  • Portman urged to move step closer to presidential run

    08/28/2014 6:29:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    WHIO ^ | 28 Aug 14 | Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is being urged to form a presidential exploratory committee as the first step in running for the White House in 2016, but the Ohio Republican will not make any decisions until after the November elections. An exploratory committee would allow Portman to raise money to pay for travel and other expenses to states such as New Hampshire and Iowa which will be holding the first presidential contests of 2016. Although Portman and his aides say he is currently focused on running for re-election in 2016, the first-term senator has long had ambitions for national office. Portman...
  • ROB PORTMAN: OBAMA'S CRITICS MOVED BY "FRUSTRATION," NOT RACISM

    07/15/2014 3:31:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Breitbart.com
    WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that some harsh criticism of President Obama comes from racial prejudice is "not constructive," U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said.
  • Republicans Need a Champion in 2016 (Guess which two he suggests?)

    03/04/2014 7:40:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | March 3, 2014 | Professor Larry J. Sabato
    e are already at the point in this prematurely unfolding 2016 presidential campaign when a glance down the list of prospective candidates can cause most observers to wince. As that seductive and sultry crooner Peggy Lee once sang, “Is that all there is?” At the U.Va. Crystal Ball, we currently have 11 Republicans and nine Democrats as probable or possible presidential contenders. The Democrats have fewer and more tentative contenders because of the paralyzing gravitational pull of “Planet Hillary,” as the New York Times Magazine described the Clinton operation. The former secretary of state is a kind of massive Jupiter...
  • Why Should I Vote GOP ?

    08/07/2013 5:06:25 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 78 replies
    8/7/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    As a Conservative, I hold these truths to be self evident: (in no particular order) * Life begins at the moment of conception. Abortion, for any reason, real or imagined, is murder. * The Right to Bear Arms is an unalienable right that the government cannot infringe on in any way. Background checks, "assault weapon" bans, magazine capacity rules, and the like are completely unconstitutional. *Global warming is as much of a fraud as the "Next Ice Age" scare was in the 1970's. *Illegal aliens are criminals and should be treated as such. There should be no amnesty for illegal...
  • National Right to Life Committee disowns Cleveland chapter for defending marriage

    08/05/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Kazan · 182 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Mon Aug 05 2:57 PM EST | LifeSiteNews staff
    CLEVELAND, August 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an unprecedented move on July 17th, the National Right to Life Committee (NRTL) chose to support Senator Rob Portman's newly expressed support of gay marriage and to withdraw support from one of the most effective prolife organizations in the country, Cleveland Right to Life (CRTL). In a letter dated July 17, 2013, the president of National Right to Life, Carol Tobias, informed CRTL President, Molly Smith, that because of their recent addition of support for traditional marriage and the family to its Mission Statement, AND because of CRTL criticism of Senator Portman, that...