The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Friday cancelled all remaining television advertisement buys in Ohio, as polls have increasingly showed Republican Sen. Rob Portman with a solid lead over Ted Strickland, his Democratic competitor.
Sherrod Brown, Ohio’s Democratic senator, sent a fundraising email this week that omitted the Ohio Senate contest between fellow Democrat Ted Strickland and incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R.) as a “critical” race.
Donald Trump has taken a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the critical swing state of Ohio, his largest yet, and Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) has a 17-point lead over challenger Ted Strickland for his Senate seat, according to a new poll.
Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is not exactly Mr. Personality. He’s not a culture warrior or a populist firebrand. He’s a soft-spoken wonky Baby Boomer interested in budgets, finance, and taxes. He won’t be seen with Donald Trump but welcomed former boss George W. Bush to a private fundraiser last month. Also, he enjoys a significant lead over challenger Ted Strickland.