The possibility of flipping the Senate from Republican to Democratic control is nearly 50/50, according to some poll prognosticators. And at one time, Ohio was a “race that … looked like one of the Democrats' best bets to flip a Senate seat,” according to the Associated Press.
But shortly after the polls closed in the Buckeye State Tuesday evening, the AP called the race in favor of Republican Senator Rob Portman, who defeated his Democrat challenger, former Gov. Ted Strickland.
Portman is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Earlier this summer, he received an endorsement from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, who designated him as a “Friend of Agriculture.”
“Our agricultural heritage in Ohio is a way of life that we must protect," Portman says. "I am honored to receive the 2016 ‘Friend of Agriculture’ Award, and I look forward to working side by side with the Farm Bureau in order to enact sensible policies to increase growth and jobs and help Ohio farmers be successful."
More of Portman’s ag policy positions are outlined here.
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