The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Rob Portman Doesn’t Count on Rosy Economic Scenarios


Health care is going to be a big deal, foreclosures will be a big deal, the oil spill is going to be a big deal in certain states, and the possibility of some Islamist radical nut blowing up something will be a big deal in this election. But I think the dominant concern of voters in most parts of the country remains what Joe Biden calls a three-letter word: “J-O-B-S.”

The first ad of the general election from Rob Portman, GOP Senate candidate in Ohio, aims to hammer that point home.

Portman’s Plan is available here.

Tags: Lee Fisher , Rob Portman


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