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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Deputy Whip

Political Highlights: White House associate counsel, 1989; White House Legislative Affairs director, 1989-91; U.S. House of Representatives, 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; Water & Power); Finance (Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth - Chairman; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Permanent Investigations - Chairman; Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management)

Election History
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
1993specialRob Portman (R) 53,02070.1
Lee Hornberger (D) 22,65229.9
Roll Call Vitals


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


Twitter Followers (@portmanpress)

Sen. Rob Portman has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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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.