U.S. Senate http://wvxu.org en Portman opposes use of military force in Syria http://wvxu.org/post/portman-opposes-use-military-force-syria <p>Ohio's junior senator, Rob Portman of Terrace Park, took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning to say he would not vote to authorize the Obama administration's proposed use of military force against Syria.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:03:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 17137 at http://wvxu.org Portman opposes use of military force in Syria Mitch McConnell to have primary challenge http://wvxu.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-have-primary-challenge-0 <p>Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman with support from Kentucky tea party activists, plans to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 GOP Senate primary.</p><p>Bevin, a partner in a hedge fund group, plans to make his announcement at the Kentucky statehouse in Frankfort Wednesday morning; and go on to campaign stops in Newport and Louisville later in the day.</p><p>Challenging an incumbent U.S. Senator is always difficult; and McConnell already has $10 million in his campaign account and the support of a Super PAC called Kentuckians for strong leadership.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:16:50 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15245 at http://wvxu.org Mitch McConnell to have primary challenge Roll Call: Portman helping clear the way for Cordray http://wvxu.org/post/roll-call-portman-helping-clear-way-cordray <p>Sen. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park, has been working behind the scenes to clear the way for the renomination of an Ohio Democrat, Richard Cordray, as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to <a href="http://www.rollcall.com/news/portman_seeks_path_to_break_impasse_on_cordray_nomination-225171-1.html?pos=hln">a story in Roll Call</a>, a Capitol Hill newspaper.</p><p>Senate Republicans have thus far refused to move on President Obama's renomination of Cordray, a former Ohio treasurer and attorney general, along with a number of other presidential appointments.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 18:30:17 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 13147 at http://wvxu.org Roll Call: Portman helping clear the way for Cordray Will guns and gay marriage haunt Portman? http://wvxu.org/post/will-guns-and-gay-marriage-haunt-portman <p>Gay marriage and guns.</p><p><br>Two issues, so completely different from one another, and yet they have defined Ohio’s junior senator, Rob Portman, in 2013.</p><p><br>Pundits and politicians alike are pondering how the Terrace Park Republican’s positions on these hot-button issues will impact his chances for re-election in 2016.</p><p><br>2016 seems to be a long way away; but, in politics, it is never too early to start thinking about the next election.</p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 11625 at http://wvxu.org Will guns and gay marriage haunt Portman? Ashley Judd ready to take on Mitch McConnell? http://wvxu.org/post/ashley-judd-ready-take-mitch-mcconnell <p>Ashley Judd, the actress and social activist, is planning on running for Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's Senate seat in Kentucky, according to <a href="http://013/03/09/ashley-judd-senate-run_n_2843852.html">a Huffington Post story </a>based on sources.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:47:51 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 10157 at http://wvxu.org Ashley Judd ready to take on Mitch McConnell?