Friday, January 16, 2009

Political News

* Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15) has been very busy lately. Kilroy was one of the cosponsors for H.R. 463.

* GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, Rob Portman, might have some political baggage.
Washington Post:
.....Ohio (R): Victories by Gov. Ted Strickland and Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2006 coupled with Obama's statewide win in 2008 signal momentum for Democrats in the Buckeye State. Voinovich was almost certain to face a serious race in 2010 but would likely have been favored -- albeit narrowly -- against a somewhat weak Democratic bench. Republicans are thrilled at the candidacy of former Rep. Rob Portman and paint him as a future star for the party but his ties to the current Administration could complicate matters. (More on that next week in The Fix.) The Democratic field is still very uncertain with Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, Reps. Tim Ryan and Zack Space as well as Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher mentioned.....

If Portman worked for the disaster-prone Bush administration, doesn't that make him a contributor to the financial and diplomatic crises we currently are experiencing? Just asking.