Former Rep. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) visited with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon.The ex-Bush administration official was at NRSC headquarters this week presumably to discuss his Senate bid in Ohio. Portman announced last week that he was running to replace Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio), who announced his retirement on Jan. 12. Portman has already solidified support in Ohio and on Capitol Hill, including endorsements from House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP Members in the delegation. Other than Portman, state Auditor Mary Taylor (R) is also looking at running for the seat. Among Democrats, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Reps. Tim Ryan and Zack Space are mentioned as possible candidates.
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.