Rob Portman’s Crusade against Opioid Addiction
Nearly 30,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2014, deaths caused by overuse of either licit prescription painkillers or illicit heroin. Addiction to these drugs has skyrocketed over the past decade and a half, to the point where about 120 Americans die of …
Not Every Good Republican – Like Rob Portman – Needs to Run for President
There’s a lot to like about Sen. Rob Portman, but how many people ever looked at the smart, experienced, soft-spoken Ohio Republican and said, “yes, that’s exactly the guy the GOP needs to nominate for president?”
Okay, the …
Do We Await Portman-ia? The Ryan Commotion? The Palwenty Frenzy?
Veepstakes mania leads off the Tuesday Morning Jolt…
Will Romney Pick His Veep Now? … How About Now? … How About… Now?
With Romney back from his overseas trip, and the Olympics ending this weekend, the veepstakes talk is kicking into higher …
Why Would Romney’s Veep Pick Come Soon?
In the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt, a look at a surprising rebuke to President Obama from a news anchor, a poll of the most memorable moments in television history, and then this bit of political buzz . . .
And the …
Quinnipiac Poll Suggests Lee Fisher Should Invoke the Mercy Rule or Something
Quinnipiac begins last rites for the Lee Fisher for Senate campaign in Ohio.
Republican Rob Portman remains far ahead of Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, 55 – 36 percent among likely voters, in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race according to a Quinnipiac University …
Fox News Poll Shows Mostly Good News for GOP in Ohio, Nevada, West Virginia, Missouri
If you want to take a Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research poll with a grain of salt, you’re free to make that choice. But they’re not showing monolithically good news for Republicans. But where they do see good …
Quinnipiac tells the Democrats that it’s probably time to give up on Ohio . . . just about all of it:
Republican Rob Portman holds a 55 – 35 percent lead over Democratic Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher among likely voters in the race for Ohio’…
Good News for GOP in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California
The only bad news for Republicans in the latest batch of polls from Fox News is from Florida’s governor’s race:
Florida: Marco Rubio (R) leads Gov. Charlie Crist (I) in the U.S. Senate race, 43% to 27%, with Rep. …
Trail-Blazing Lee Fisher Bends to No Man!
Ben Smith of Politico notices:
Ohio [Democratic] Senate candidate Lee Fisher is crossing that line as well, with a campaign fundraiser [the evening of September 11] at the home of a Mansfield City councilwoman, Ellen Hairing. Asked about the timing, a …
This Ohio Democrat Is Undoubted-Lee in Trouble
This is a lousy day if you’re a Democrat running for Senate in the Midwest. First Sestak trails Toomey by nine, and now “the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely voters in Ohio shows Republican Rob Portman …
Did a Rubio Staffer Hint at a Presidential Campaign?
A few folks are interpreting this Tweet, by Sen. Marco Rubio’s spokesman Alex Conant, as a backdoor suggestion that Rubio will run for president.
Thank you @robportman for sparing my household lots of potential awkwardness… Cc: @caitlindunn6 http://t.co/…
Speaking in Tampa: Ayotte, Davis, Jindal, Mack, McDonnell, and Portman
This morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced to Campaign Spot six more speakers for the party’s national convention in Tampa:
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, United States Senator from New Hampshire and former New Hampshire Attorney General.
Has Romney Decided? Watch the Campaign Plane.
Matt Drudge is a master of finding the intriguing comment buried in an article and . . . extrapolating big things.
The New York Times, in a profile of former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, wrote: “His fate is in the hands of Mr. …
Bad News for Toomey, Good News for Portman
Panic! Panic! A second poll has Pat Toomey trailing in Pennsylvania!
Democrat Sestak now leads Republican Toomey 44 percent to 41 percent with 15 percent undecided, a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Tracker poll shows.
. . . It’s hard to explain Sestak’s latest apparent …
Lou Holtz, Getting Fired Up Once Again
Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz offers a message on behalf of the NRCC:
We are late into the fourth quarter of the midterm elections and the NRCC needs your immediate help to drive our Republican Party to Victory. In …
If You Advertise, They Will Come
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd explains why the GOP’s John Kasich is barely ahead in Ohio’s governor’s race, while the GOP’s Rob Portman leads the Senate race easily: “[Ted] Strickland topping Kasich 2-1 in spots aired; while …
Are They Still Swing States When They’re Not Competitive?
Republican Marco Rubio continues to hold a double-digit lead over independent candidate Charlie Crist in Florida’s contentious race for the U.S. Senate. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds Rubio with 41% support. …
Those Old Campaign Pledges Can Be a Pain
When your opponent ran for his last job by touting an ability to create jobs, and then failed to create any jobs… well, you end up with ads like this one for Rob Portman, Republican Senate candidate in Ohio:
The Buckeye State is . . . not enamored of Democrats this year:
Republican candidates have grabbed double-digit leads in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate, and the swelling red tide could lead to a GOP sweep of statewide offices, …
Rob Portman: Didn’t My Opponent Promise To Create Lots of Ohio Jobs Back in 2006?
Fans of Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher won’t like this ad from the GOP’s Rob Portman, but when you say, “Ohioans should hold [me] to [my] promise to take an aggressive approach to helping businesses locate in …