ICYMI: Portman Enters Chartergate Fray With Support For Controversial $71 Million Grant

Akron Beacon Journal Reports Senator ‘Endorsed’ Grant Application after Taking Campaign Cash from Charter Business Bosses COLUMBUS – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman entered the Chatergate fray this week when the Akron Beacon Journal uncovered that Portman weighed in with the U.S. Department of Education to endorse a $71 million grant application written by the very

Portman Fulfills Goal of Ending Loan Program More Than 25,000 Ohio Students Depend On

Perkins Loan Program Expired at Midnight, Portman Proposed Ending Perkins Program as Bush Budget Director COLUMBUS – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has fulfilled his long-time goal of eliminating the Federal Perkins Loan Program that more than 25,000 Ohio students depend on. The program expired at midnight as Congressional Republicans refused to extend it. But it is

Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Responds to Portman’s “Legitimate” Health Care Comments

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus released the following statement from Chair Kathy DiCristofaro in response to Sen. Rob Portman’s comments on Planned Parenthood and “women’s health needs that are legitimate.” “Senator Rob Portman’s comments on ‘legitimate’ health care are shameful, but they are part and parcel of what today’s Republican Party stands for.

Statement from Ohio Young Black Democrats on Gov. Jeb Bush’s Comments

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Young Black Democrats today released the following statement in reaction to Gov. Jeb Bush’s comments yesterday about Republicans’ appeal to African Americans. “Governor Bush’s comments are exactly why so many African-American voters have rejected the Republican Party,” said Ohio Young Black Democrats President Dontavius Jarrells. “The Democratic Party isn’t the party

VIDEO: “No Jobs Rob” Shutdown Watch

Portman Voted to Bring Gov’t Closer to Shutdown Thursday, Local Leaders Hold Him Accountable for Playing Washington Politics with Ohio Jobs COLUMBUS – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman voted Thursday to bring the federal government closer to a shutdown,  and with the deadline for congressional action coming Wednesday, Portman and the Senate have left for the weekend

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on So-Called “Right to Work” Legislation

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Ohio Republican lawmakers’ plans to introduce so-called “right to work” legislation. “The Koch brothers’ shady front group, Americans for Prosperity, came to Columbus last month, and it looks like Ohio Republicans got the message loud and clear. One month