Politics & Policy

Portman Faces No Real Challenge on the Right

This story isn’t going to impact the Ohio Senate race in any conceivable way, but it sure is a funny break from the memes that have dominated it. You have to feel sorry for Lee Fisher: The Socialist candidate is getting sympathetic coverage for trying to intrude on debates where Fisher should be the furthest to the Left in the room. Rob Portman’s challenger from the Right, meanwhile, is having legal troubles:

A Constitution Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio has been indicted on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Eric Deaton calls the charge politically motivated. The 42-year-old electrical engineer from the southwest Ohio village of New Lebanon says the ‘powers that be’ don’t like his candidacy.


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