Rob Portman

Andy Chow

One of the most watched U.S. Senate races in the country is here in Ohio. But maybe not any more, with a new poll showing incumbent Republican Rob Portman with a commanding lead over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland.

White House You Tube Channel Screen Shot/ Jo Ingles

Gov. John Kasich was talking trade in Washington D.C. earlier today - and he broke from two of his party's nominees with his position.

Andy Chow

This year’s US Senate race has brought the Republican incumbent an endorsement some see as unusual – the backing of the Teamsters Union. But the Democrat in the race says there’s a story behind the endorsement.

Dan Konik

Recent polls show former Governor Ted Strickland’s early lead over current U.S. Senator Rob Portman has evaporated. Groups that support Strickland have also pulled planned television ads for him in recent weeks. Strickland says he can still says he can win the race.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s Republican US Senator says he’s not completely on board with his party’s presidential candidate on immigration – a day after Donald Trump delivered a fiery speech promising a crackdown on illegal immigration and large-scale deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Statehouse News Bureau

Two major Democratic groups are pulling back on planned TV ad spending to support former Gov. Ted Strickland in his race against incumbent Republican Rob Portman. But Strickland’s campaign says, don’t read too much into that.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich is back on the campaign trail, but not for himself. He’s been stumping for candidates for the US Senate, and Thursday he appeared with Ohio’s incumbent Sen. Rob Portman in Dayton and Columbus.

Karen Kasler

The two major party candidates for US Senate have agreed to a series of three debates in one week in October.

Jo Ingles

The Democratic candidate for US Senate is calling for a halt to the creation of private, for profit charter schools.

Andy Chow

In recent weeks, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has raised some eyebrows after receiving some endorsements from labor groups that often back Democrats. But some other big labor organizations in the Buckeye State are warning not to read too much into that.

Andy Chow

There have been some key endorsements in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race during the past couple of days.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has been very active with some unconventional activities during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, from helping Habitat for Humanity to kayaking with wounded soldiers. But Portman says the one thing he still doesn’t plan to do is step onto the convention stage.

Strickland Campaign

A campaign gimmick for Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland ended up backfiring with some community advocates during the RNC in Cleveland. Now his opponent in that U.S. Senate race is responding. 

Karen Kasler

US Sen. Rob Portman is facing a tough re-election fight this year – and some Ohio Republicans are worried that Donald Trump’s controversial candidacy may drag down Portman’s chances to beat Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland. The candidate popped in for a little campaigning on the first day of the Republican National convention in Cleveland.

Strickland Campaign

Although the Democrats wanted to come to Cleveland and throw jabs at Republicans during their national convention, it’s former Gov. Ted Strickland who’s taking flak for the use of what some are calling “racially insensitive” propaganda.

Andy Chow

For months now, political pundits have worried having Republican Donald Trump at the top of the ticket might hurt down ticket races. But a new Quinnipiac University Poll in Ohio suggests otherwise.

Jo Ingles

The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee played the role of attack dog when speaking to reporters in Columbus earlier today.

Statehouse News Bureau

When it comes to campaign fundraising Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman has a large financial advantage over his opponent, Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland. Now the two sides are trading jabs over the kind of money coming into the race. 

Andy Chow

This year’s Senate bout between Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman and Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland is becoming one of the most expensive races in the country. The two candidates are facing different challenges.

Andy Chow

It’s not just the presidential contest that’s close in Ohio - a new poll shows the race for the U.S. Senate is tied, with a little under five months to go before the election.

Karen Kasler

For the first time since the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the U.S. Senate took up votes on gun control measures. And Ohio's Senators ended up on opposite sides. 

Courting The Women's Vote

Jun 20, 2016
Andy Chow

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate has launched a campaign that he says will help families.

Andy Chow

It's a preview of what the rest of this election season is likely to be. Ohio’s Republican and Democratic leaders held dueling press events to trade jabs on their U.S. Senate candidates' positions on seniors and veterans. 

Andy Chow

In responding to the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman wanted to make it clear where he stood on selling guns to suspected terrorists. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, his explanation seemed to cause even more confusion.

Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Rob Portman is the latest high-profile Republican to get caught in the middle of Donald Trump’s controversy over racist comments. Portman was asked about the line between someone’s policies and their character.

Karen Kasler

More than 400 officeholders, activists and leaders with the Ohio Republican Party gathered for their annual statewide dinner this weekend. And their likely nominee wasn’t mentioned much, but certainly was on the minds of many.

Andy Chow

The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party is throwing punches at Republican Senator Rob Portman for his part in the continued Supreme Court vacancy, saying that a new development makes it even more important to fill the seat now. 

Andy Chow

After Ohioans cast their vote for a presidential nominee the very next thing they’ll see on the ballot is a choice between Republican Senator Rob Portman and his challenger -- former Gov. Ted Strickland. This is a race that some believe just got a lot tighter. 

Andy Chow

Republican officeholders have started to turn toward Donald Trump as their party’s likely nominee for president, now that Gov. John Kasich has left the race. But one expert says it could still be a tough campaign ahead.

Statehouse News Bureau

A former candidate for the U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary in March is urging his followers to vote for the winner of that election.

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