Portman’s weekend test run against Obama
July 14th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Portman’s weekend test run against Obama

(CNN) – Sen. Rob Portman, a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney, put himself in a trial-heat against President Barack Obama on Saturday, as he and Obama both talked economics and taxes in the weekly addresses.

Speaking for the Republicans, Portman - who is thought to be on Romney’s short list for the No. 2 spot – took Obama’s economic policies to task.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • President Obama • Rob Portman
Swing state leader: Obama's policy slow recovery
July 10th, 2012
11:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Swing state leader: Obama's policy slow recovery

(CNN) - Top Romney surrogate Rob Portman blamed President Obama Tuesday for impeding the nation's economic recovery through ineffective policies and poor leadership

"We gave him the ball," the Ohio senator said. "It's time to give the ball to someone else. He fumbled the ball."
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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Rob Portman • Washington D.C.
Portman meets with Romney campaign officials
July 10th, 2012
09:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Portman meets with Romney campaign officials

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on Tuesday said he met with Romney campaign staffers during three meetings the day prior while in Boston to headline a couple of fundraisers for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

But Portman, who may be in serious contention as Mitt Romney's running mate, said the meetings were not at the Romney campaign headquarters, and had nothing to do with the vetting process.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Rob Portman
Portman tests running mate mojo
July 8th, 2012
12:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Portman tests running mate mojo

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – New Hampshire was no vacation for Rob Portman who made his most public pitch yet to be chosen as Mitt Romney's running mate.

The Ohio senator, rumored to become number two on the GOP ticket, was Romney's chief defender Saturday when he encouraged conservatives to refute President Barack Obama's primary line of attack on Bain Capital by embracing Romney’s career there.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Ohio • Rob Portman
Portman, Rubio to hold fundraisers for Romney
July 7th, 2012
07:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Portman, Rubio to hold fundraisers for Romney

(CNN) - Two potential running mates for Mitt Romney will headline fundraisers for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee this week, sources told CNN on Saturday.

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will headline at least one fundraiser for Romney in Boston on Monday. On Saturday, he was in New Hampshire for a state Republican Party event.
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Filed under: 2012 • Marco Rubio • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman
Portman to headline New Hampshire GOP event
July 2nd, 2012
02:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Portman to headline New Hampshire GOP event

(CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio will appear at a roundtable event with New Hampshire Republicans later this week, his office publicized Monday.

According to the state's GOP, he'll lead the event Saturday at the party's headquarters in Concord, where he'll discuss the 2012 presidential election and take questions from the media.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Ohio • Rob Portman
Veep contenders to make the rounds on Romney's bus tour
June 14th, 2012
05:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Veep contenders to make the rounds on Romney's bus tour

(CNN) – A host of vice presidential contenders will hit the trail with Mitt Romney on his five-day, multi-state bus trip in the next week.

As Romney starts out in Stratham, New Hampshire on Friday, he'll appear with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a popular Republican freshman senator who campaigned heavily for Romney in the Granite State during the primaries.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Kelly Ayotte • Paul Ryan • Rob Portman
Rubio, Portman criticize Obama on economy at faith conference
June 14th, 2012
04:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Rubio, Portman criticize Obama on economy at faith conference

Washington (CNN) – Sens. Marco Rubio and Rob Portman, both considered top contenders to join Mitt Romney's presidential ticket, criticized President Barack Obama's economic vision - including his assertion that "the private sector is doing fine" - while introducing themselves to conservatives gathered here on Thursday.

"He needs to get out more," Portman quipped at the Faith and Freedom Conference.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jim DeMint • Marco Rubio • President Obama • Rob Portman
Veep contenders in the spotlight this week
June 4th, 2012
10:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Veep contenders in the spotlight this week

Washington (CNN) – Vice presidential candidates may be chosen for different reasons, but they all have one main job: show up where the main guy can't.

By that count alone, two potential running mates for Mitt Romney will get some real world experience this week in two key states.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Rob Portman
Portman says nation not looking for 'pizzazz'
May 31st, 2012
02:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Portman says nation not looking for 'pizzazz'

(CNN) - Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who political observers often cite as a potential running mate for White House contender Mitt Romney, said Thursday voters were no longer looking for sparks when selecting a presidential candidate.

Portman, speaking from Israel after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was asked by CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger whether his perceived lack of "pizzazz" would prevent him from being selected as a vice presidential candidate.
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Filed under: 2012 VP Pick • Mitt Romney • Rob Portman
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