We keep hearing about splits in the Republican ranks between those who have sold their souls to the extremist arm of the party loyal to Trumpism, embodying white supremacist and anti-democratic values, and those more traditional Republicans who insist on sharply differentiating the ideology of conservativism from Trumpism.
The Republican map looks favorable in 2022. And in normal years, the party that doesn’t hold the White House typically does well in the mid-terms election. So the GOP has high hopes for their chances to retake power in two years.
But a number of Republicans won’t be along for the ride. On Monday, Ohio’s Rob Portman announced that he will not be running in 2022. He joins Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey and North Carolina’s Richard Burr.
Democrats are licking their chops at these opportunities. Ohio has gone strong for Trump recently, but Democrat Sherrod Brown is one of the state’s senators. Pennsylvania went for Biden in 2020 and while
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) said that Trump's Ukraine behavior was inappropriate and wrong, but doesn't rise to the level of removal.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) responded to a question about Donald Trump Jr. potentially committing a crime by lying to Congress with a call for the Mueller investigation to end.
Mitch McConnell gave the far-right and Trump what they wanted, an Obamacare repeal only bill, and in less than an hour, enough Republicans came forward to kill it.
Unlike Mitch McConnell and other Republicans, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) told Capitol Police not to remove healthcare protesters from his office.
He is taking the conspiracy theories and obstruction that dogged his presidency from day one and throwing them back in Republicans' faces.
Larry Sabato, Director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, shared Senate ratings changes that show 5 endangered Republicans. Each of the six changes is less favorable for Republicans
With Republicans in a state of total collapse, a new analysis shows that Democrats are now favored to win back the Senate in 2016.
Two new polls revealed that incumbent Republican senators in New Hampshire and Wisconsin have joined vulnerable GOP incumbents in Ohio and Pennsylvania who could lose their seats because of the Republican decision to block Obama's SCOTUS nominee.
Two new polls of Ohio and Pennsylvania revealed that voters are outraged over the Republican plan to block President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. The anger is so strong that it could cost the GOP incumbent Senate seats in both states.
Pennsylvania House Republican Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania publicly voiced his support for marriage equality today.
On Wednesday afternoon, both Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) backtracked and said that they would only vote for passing the extension if Democrats would agree to offset the new spending with cuts elsewhere.
Why do the gays and lesbians from Log Cabin endorse ENDA and vote Republican? Isn't the GOP the same party that wants to stop ENDA in its tracks?
No one denies that Portman loves his son, but the senator continued casting anti-gay votes long after his son revealed he was gay.
Republicans have discovered that the candidate they got is not the candidate they wanted, or needed. Nevada's ballot offers a solution