Portman admits he's looking at race for president

Tom Jackson
Jul 17, 2014

 

Gov. John Kasich is being touted as a possible Republican Party candidate for president in 2016, particularly if he fends off a re-election challenge this year from Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald. But he's not the only Republican officeholder in Ohio interested in a possible race.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman admitted he's giving a run for the White House a look, too. He spoke during a Thursday morning conference call with reporters.

"A lot of people have approached me," he said. "I think it's fair to say many people, not just Republicans, are eager to see a new approach."

Portman, 58, was elected in 2010, so he faces a re-election campaign in 2016. He said he plans to seek another term in the Senate.

But he added, "I'm going to be watching to see who runs and what they talk about."

The Republican Party needs to broaden its approach, Portman said. The party has been losing ground in recent presidential elections among Hispanics, blacks, young people, Asian Americans and women, observed Portman, who said he wants to talk about fiscal issues.

"There's a great opportunity for us to take that message to everyone," he said. 

 

Comments

JACKEL

Please Dear God no. If one of his kids became Muslim he would approve of IS Movement ! We have many candidates that could out do this moron in The White House now !

44846GWP

Portman stands no chance at all. What has he done in Ohio? Nothing.

The New World Czar

Hopefully the Republican party can do better than this stuffed shirt.