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Portman raises nearly $3M for 2016 Senate run

  • 9:50 am Monday, July 6th, 2015 by Staff Writer

Jessica Wehrman in the Washington Bureau is reporting that Sen. Rob Portman raised more than $2.9 million during the second quarter of 2015, giving him more than $10 million on hand for a Senate bid that’s 16 months away.

His campaign released the figures Monday morning for the period between April 1 and June 30. The reports are due to the Federal Election Commission July 15.

His Democratic opponents, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, have yet to release their fundraising totals.

Portman is also trying to counter poor poll results – he’s lagged behind Strickland in the [More]

Former Gov. Strickland leads Sen. Portman in new Senate poll

  • 12:05 pm Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Staff Writer

Former Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, has a 46 – 40 percent lead over Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who is up for reelection in 2016, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Portman tops Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld 49 – 24 percent.

The incumbent has a 49 – 28 percent job approval rating and a 43 – 21 percent favorability. Strickland gets a 47 – 29 percent favorability rating, while 85 percent of voters haven’t heard enough about Sittenfeld to form an opinion.

Gov. John Kasich has a 60 percent job approval rating, brushing up against his all- time [More]