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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Deputy Whip


Biography
Political Highlights: White House associate counsel, 1989; White House Legislative Affairs director, 1989-91; U.S. House, 1993-2005; U.S. trade representative, 2005-06; Office of Management and Budget director, 2006-07; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: Dec. 19, 1955; Cincinnati, Ohio
Residence: Terrace Park
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Jane Portman; three children
Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. 1978; U. of Michigan, J.D. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks - Ranking Member); Finance (Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth - Ranking Member; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs - Ranking Member; Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Permanent Investigations)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalRob Portman (R) 2,168,73656.8
Lee Fisher (D) 1,503,28639.4
Eric Deaton (CNSTP) 65,8561.7
Michael Pryce (I) 50,1001.3
Daniel LaBotz (S) 26,4540.7
Arthur Sullivan (WRI) 6480.0
2004generalRob Portman (R) 227,10271.7
Charles Sanders (D) 89,59828.3
2002generalRob Portman (R) 139,21874.1
Charles Sanders (D) 48,78526.0
James Condit (I) 130.0
2000generalRob Portman (R) 204,18473.6
Charles Sanders (D) 64,09123.1
Robert Bidwell (LIBERT) 9,2663.3
1998generalRob Portman (R) 154,34475.8
Charles Sanders (D) 49,29324.2
1996generalRob Portman (R) 186,85372.0
Thomas Chandler (D) 58,71522.6
Kathleen McKnight (NL) 13,9055.4
1994generalRob Portman (R) 150,12877.4
Les Mann (D) 43,73022.6
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: OH-B)
 
No race


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14th

Ohio is 14th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

1,836

Twitter Followers (@portmanpress)

43rd

Sen. Rob Portman has the 43rd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.