Rob Portman Tried to Both-Sides His Party’s Attempt to Overturn the Election, Stays Silent on Trump’s Call

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chairwoman Rhine McLin in response to Sen. Rob Portman’s comments on his party’s attempt to overturn the will of voters: “Fueled by conspiracy theories, Ohio Republicans continue to parrot Donald Trump’s false narrative of voter fraud. Sunday Gov. Mike DeWine blamed doubt in

Rob Portman Has Ignored Donald Trump’s Attempts To Overturn The Election Results And Calls To Violence By Trump’s Supporters

COLUMBUS — For nearly six weeks after Election Day and long after it was apparent that Joe Biden had won, Sen. Rob Portman refused to recognize Biden as president-elect, chose to ignore Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the will of the voters and calls to violence by Trump’s supporters and helped to push a false

As Electoral College Meets To Formalize Joe Biden’s Victory, Will Rob Portman Utter The Words “President-Elect Biden”?

COLUMBUS — As the Electoral College meets today to formalize Joe Biden’s resounding victory, Sen. Rob Portman is still refusing to call Biden the president-elect, despite the fact that Portman declared the Dec. 8 “safe harbor deadline” as the day when “the 2020 election [must be] brought to a close.” “Today President-elect Joe Biden’s clear

Ohio Dropbox Legal Case Concludes, Establishing That Ohio Law Does Not Limit Boards Of Elections To A Single Dropbox For Returning Ballots

Boards of Elections Free to Install Additional Dropboxes at Convenient Locations for Ohio Voters COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party’s lawsuit against Secretary of State Frank LaRose to clarify state law regarding the installation of multiple ballot dropboxes in each county has concluded without any further appeal by the secretary, clearing the way for boards

On Safe Harbor Deadline (And His Own Self-Imposed Deadline), Will Rob Portman Utter The Words “President-Elect Joe Biden”?

COLUMBUS — Sen. Rob Portman has so far made the political calculus not to offend Donald Trump by uttering the phrase “President-elect Joe Biden,” but with today marking the so-called “safe harbor” deadline, Portman now faces a quandary — does he admit reality or continue to pander to the Trump dead-enders? “Rob Portman is worried

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Fair School Funding Plan

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on the Fair School Funding Plan that passed the Ohio House with broad bipartisan support yesterday: “Ohio’s schoolchildren, their families and our communities have been waiting decades for legislators to do what the Ohio Constitution demands — provide high-quality public schools

Nearly 5K More Ohioans Have Died Since Rob Portman Pushed Wait-And-See Approach To Coronavirus Relief

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Sen. Rob Portman’s latest comments on stalled coronavirus relief legislation: “As of May 15 — the day that the U.S. House passed the Heroes Act, a comprehensive coronavirus relief package — 1,581 Ohioans had died from COVID-19,” said

As GOP-Led Legislature Stalls On House Bill 6 Repeal, Investigation Swirls Around Ohio Republican Officials, Appointees

COLUMBUS — With news that a condo owned by Mike DeWine’s appointed head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio was raided by federal agents today and previous reports that Dave Yost’s office and Frank LaRose’s office both received subpoenas, Larry Householder’s $61 million bribery scandal is ensnaring more and more Ohio Republicans. “Ohio Republicans