Totally out of Left Field PING.
Who in the world is “Rob Portman”. (never even heard of him)
And who wrote this silliness?
RE: Who in the world is Rob Portman. (never even heard of him)
Robert Jones “Rob” Portman (born December 19, 1955) is the junior United States Senator from Ohio. He is a member of the Republican Party. He succeeded retiring Senator George Voinovich.
Portman was born in 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Joan (née Jones) and entrepreneur William C. “Bill” Portman II.  When he was young, his father borrowed money to start the Portman Equipment Company, a forklift dealership where he and his siblings all worked growing up. The company grew from a small business with five employees and Joan Portman as bookkeeper to one that employed over 300 people.
According to a 2010 Weekly Standard profile, Portman “developed a political philosophy grounded in entrepreneurship,” having grown up “[hearing] talk about regulations, and taxes, and government getting in the way of small business” because of his early experiences with his family business.
Portman graduated from Cincinnati Country Day School in 1974 and went on to attend Dartmouth College, where he majored in anthropology and earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 1979. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984 and worked for two years as an international trade attorney at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Patton Boggs.
Portman returned to Cincinnati in 1986 and was employed at the law firm Graydon, Head, and Ritchey (GH&R). In 1989, he began his career in public service working for President George H. W. Bush as Associate White House Counsel. He later served as Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs until 1991 when he returned to Cincinnati and became a partner at GH&R. Two years later, he was elected to the House of Representatives.
Portman and his wife Jane are residents of Terrace Park in Hamilton County. They have three children.
You are not supposed to hear about Portman. The Ohio GOP likes to install behind the scenes NWO types to serve as Ohio US Senators. Think of former Senator George Voinovitch ... RINO to the core, but you rarely heard from him except when he was crying for some socialist liberal cause.