Portman meets with Romney campaign officials
July 10th, 2012
09:32 AM ET
10 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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Portman, a former congressman and cabinet member in the George W. Bush administration, spoke to reporters Tuesday after giving a speech to a builders and contractors association meeting in the nation's capital.

The freshman senator, who's now a leading surrogate for Romney's White House bid, said he speaks to the campaign on a regular basis, especially regarding how the race is shaping up in his home state of Ohio, a crucial battleground in the election.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Rob Portman
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. s

    this guy is so boring, will put everyone to sleep. Never seen such a boring individual

    July 10, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  2. elmar schäfer

    perhaps the gap will be closed if the republican politicians support romney without being supervised by their staff.

    July 10, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Wasn't he a part of OMB that said that the tax cuts were fine and the UNPAID addition to Medicare would be fine? You have to worry about his numbers.

    July 10, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. 1twinsfan

    Yippee! Bush's economic brain on the GOP ticket.

    July 10, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. Marie MD

    They are hard to tell apart. He is NOT what the bishop needs. 🙂

    July 10, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. w l jones

    Rep. VP, canidate fun dun I would but I am in quicksand and have to much baggage. Bless.

    July 10, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |