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Portman Quietly Positions Himself, but for What?

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Many in GOP circles are wondering what’s next for Portman, who currently holds a top finance position at the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Portman, who went through a series of defined roles last Congress, from top Mitch McConnell confidante on budget issues to supercommittee member and top campaign surrogate, only gave a vague vision of his role now.

“I see myself focused like a laser on the big problems like the economy and jobs and the debt and deficit, which are totally related,” Portman said.

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