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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

  • District: Junior Senator from Ohio
  • Residence: Terrace Park
  • Born: December 19, 1955; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Jane Portman; three children
  • Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. 1978 (anthropology); U. of Michigan, J.D. 1984
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: White House associate counsel, 1989; White House Legislative Affairs director, 1989-91; U.S. House, 1993-2005; U.S. trade representative, 2005-06; Office of Management and Budget director, 2006-07; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st term); Defeated Lee Fisher, D, to succeed George V. Voinovich, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks - Ranking Member); Finance (Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth - Ranking Member; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs - Ranking Member; Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Permanent Investigations)
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State Information: Ohio

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Rob Portman (R) 2,168,736 56.8%
Lee Fisher (D) 1,503,286 39.4%
Eric Deaton (CNSTP) 65,856 1.7%
Michael Pryce (I) 50,100 1.3%
Daniel LaBotz (S) 26,454 0.7%
Arthur Sullivan (WRI) 648 0%
2004 general George Voinovich (R) 3,464,356 63.8%
Eric Fingerhut (D) 1,961,171 36.2%
1998 general George V. Voinovich (R) 1,922,087 56.4%
Mary O. Boyle (D) 1,482,054 43.5%
1992 general John Glenn (D) 2,444,419 51%
Mike DeWine (R) 2,028,300 42.3%
Martha Kathryn Grevatt (I) 321,234 6.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 51.5% John McCain: 46.91%
2012 : 50.67% : 47.69%
2004 John Kerry: 49% George W. Bush: 51%
2000 Al Gore: 46% George W. Bush: 50%
1996 Bill Clinton: 47% Robert Dole: 41%
1992 Bill Clinton: 40% George H. W. Bush: 38%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 44% George H. W. Bush: 55%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 40% :

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