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Portman Re-election Campaign Reports $5.8M Cash on Hand
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Portman for Senate campaign today announced it ended 2014 with $5.8 million cash on hand. In addition, Portman announced that he has received the endorsement of more than 250 key Ohio Republican leaders, including the entire Republican congressional delegation, all statewide elected officials, and nearly 90% of State House and Senate Republican members.
"I am excited about continuing to serve because there is so much more work to be done for the people of Ohio," Portman said in a prepared statement. "Despite the Washington gridlock, during my first four years in the Senate I have made real progress, but there is a lot more to do. We need to fight on, together, to provide commonsense conservative leadership to create good jobs, better wages, and stronger Ohio communities.
Portman's first term ends in 2016. Among the Democrats believed to be considering a challenge to Portman is U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13.
Over the past two years in the most recent Congress, Portman introduced 69 bills, 15 of which became law, according to his campaign committee. In his first two years in the Senate, Portman introduced 38 bills, 10 of which became law. Portman's efforts have focused on job creation and spurring Ohio's economy, restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington and eliminating government waste, combatting poverty, and protecting our national defense, the committee noted.
"Over the course of the past year, I have criss-crossed Ohio, and despite the regional differences one concern is the same -- people across the Buckeye State are in search of better jobs and the promise of a brighter tomorrow for their children and grandchildren," Portman said. "As your senator, I will continue to fight for policies to uplift our economy, empower people, and ensure that America's best days lie ahead. I look forward to an official campaign announcement tour in February, kicking off in Columbus."
Portman was born and raised in Ohio. He and his wife, Jane, live outside of Cincinnati and have three children: Jed, Will and Sally.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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