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Sen. Rob Portman announces he will not seek reelection in 2022

Source: Associated Press



Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said Monday he won’t seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades.

Portman’s announcement comes the same day the Senate is receiving the House impeachment article against former Republican President Donald Trump. While some Republican senators have criticized going ahead with the trial next month with Trump out of office, Portman said last week he would listen to both sides before making a decision on how to vote.

Portman, who turned 65 last month, is among establishment Republicans who clearly struggled with supporting Trump. Once dubbed “The Loyal Soldier” in a front-page profile story in his hometown Cincinnati Enquirer, Portman usually supported Trump in carefully worded statements. After Trump called the presidential election rigged, Portman said Trump had a right to a probe of any irregularities.

But in the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Portman said Trump needed to go on national TV to address his supporters and tell them to refrain from violence. [snip]

Read more: https://www.10tv.com/article/news/politics/portman-announces-he-will-not-seek-reelection-in-2022/530-37a0c24b-9a83-405d-a17b-813b2761d224
Posted by Backseat Driver | Mon Jan 25, 2021, 11:23 AM (8 replies)

Bye-bye Senator Portman

https://www.10tv.com/article/news/politics/portman-announces-he-will-not-seek-reelection-in-2022/530-37a0c24b-9a83-405d-a17b-813b2761d224

Sen. Rob Portman announces he will not seek reelection in 2022
Portman was elected handily twice to the U.S. Senate, but was considered likely to face primary opposition in 2022.

Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said Monday he won’t seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades.



Posted by Backseat Driver | Mon Jan 25, 2021, 11:17 AM (3 replies)

SyFy Hope for Humans?

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Posted by Backseat Driver | Sat Jan 16, 2021, 02:54 PM (2 replies)

Is this happening elsewhere in the nation?

while we're distracted by this attack on the Capitol?
Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 03:50 PM (8 replies)

DeWine signs 'stand your ground' legislation into law

https://www.10tv.com/article/news/politics/dewine-signs-stand-your-ground-gun-law/530-6bffc7b6-a08a-4aaf-bab0-1f8f24f02f38

Ohio becomes the 36th state to no longer require people to retreat before they can justifiably hurt or kill someone with a gun in self-defense. [snip] ped all the rest.


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Claims he's disappointed legislation did not include better vetting for criminal possession of guns...GOP claims a lot of things...SMH.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Mon Jan 4, 2021, 04:44 PM (2 replies)

If jazz is your thing, this sweet little radio station broadcasts live:

here: http://www.myjazz98.com/listen - (Not secured by certificate so explore site AYOR - I've never had a problem)

Posted by Backseat Driver | Sat Jan 2, 2021, 03:50 PM (3 replies)
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