U.S. Senator Rob Portman

There’s yet another candidate in the crowded race for the Republican nomination for US Senate. State Sen. 

Matt Dolan, chair of the Senate Finance Committee and part owner of Cleveland’s baseball team, has joined the contest that will be decided in the GOP primary in May. 

Jo Ingles

After months of speculation, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Niles) has made it official – he’s running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman. 


Both of the announced Republican candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate race are on the air with TV ads.

A national political action committe is endorsing former Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton's possible bid for U.S. Senate.

The Republican U.S. Senate primary in Ohio may be getting a little more crowded.  

Democratic former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says today on Twitter he will not run for Republican Rob Portman's U.S. Senate seat.


Rob Portman of is one of the 10 Republican U.S. Senators who met with President Biden this week to talk about their proposed COVID-19 relief package, which is a third the size of the one proposed by Democrats.

Statehouse News Bureau

A big development in the upcoming race fo US Senate in 2022, with Republican incumbent Rob Portman saying he's no longer running.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports one high profile possible candidate is out.

Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted says he will not run in 2022 to succeed Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who said this week he is not seeking re-election.

Citing partisan gridlock in Congress, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he won't run for a third term in  2022.


Ohio's two U.S. Senators are among the congressional leaders calling for passage of a new COVID-19 economic relief package.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is the first member of the chamber to announce he’s part of a trial to test a COVID-19 vaccine.


As other states continue to tally the votes in the presidential race, President Trump is making false statements about widespread fraud that other leaders say undermines the election process.

Ohio Public Radio

The two men whose names are on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage are urging the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court.

As protests continue across Ohio and the country, the state's Republican U.S. Senator says President Trump could be doing more to help prevent demonstrations from spiraling into violence.

Ohio's governor and one of its two U.S. senators say the military shouldn't be sent into their home state as police brutality protests continue. 

Karen Kasler

The state is in the process of reopening businesses, but leaders are calling on people to continue practicing social distancing. That includes Ohio's U.S. Senators who stress the importance of taking the coronavirus seriously as mitigation orders are lifted.


Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is blasting the White House's trade deal with China, calling it "much ado about nothing."

Ohio Public Radio

President Trump is scheduled to appear in Toledo Thursday for the first campaign visit of this election year.

Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he is opposed to American attacks on Iranian cultural sites as a response to that country's retaliation for the drone strike that killed a top general.

Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators say they are supporting the family of Otto Warmbier by backing proposed new sanctions on North Korea.

Many U.S. House Republicans, including Ohio's Jim Jordan, have wrongfully claimed that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Majority Democrats in the U.S. House begin public impeachment inquiry hearings regarding President Trump today. 

Ohio Public Radio

U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is one of several Republicans who have questioned President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is the fourth Republican senator to break ranks by criticizing President Trump for seeking help from foreign governments to investigate a political rival. 

It was sometime in July when House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith says he started hearing rumblings from some defense contractors. They were wondering whatever happened to the orders they'd expected after the Pentagon announced in mid-June plans to provide Ukraine with $250 million worth of weaponry.

Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he supports some of Governor Mike DeWine's 17-point plan to curb gun violence. 

Statehouse News Bureau

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Ohioans support background checks for gun sales, favor legalized abortion and oppose one of the most recent state restrictions on it.

WCBE files

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Vice President Mike Pence visited federal immigration detention facilities  in Texas over the weekend. 

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he was denied access over the weekend to a Customs and Border Control detention facility in Texas that houses migrant children.