Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman Won’t Run For Re-Election, Improving Democrats Odds Of Holding Senate

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) surprised even his Republican colleagues when he announced Monday that he would not be running to keep his U.S. Senate seat in 2022. Portman, 65, was expected to easily maintain his Ohio seat in the next election, but his choice to leave has left both parties scrambling. “It’s a harder time to find that middle ground,” said Portman in a Fox News interview. “I love public service, and I hope more people who are interested in making a difference in people’s lives get into it, but it is a tougher time to do it.” Former colleagues of Portman have been more direct in citin…

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