D.C. http://wmub.org en Hartmann and Portune getting free rides to re-election http://wmub.org/post/hartmann-and-portune-getting-free-rides-re-election <p>The two members of the Hamilton County board of commissioners who are up for re-election this year &ndash; Republican Greg Hartmann and Democrat Todd Portune &ndash; will have&nbsp;no major party opponents&nbsp;in the Nov. 6 election.</p><p>Leaders of both major political parties said giving the commissioners a free ride was not part of a deal. Four years ago, both Portune and Hartmann faced weak opponents who had little or no party backing.</p><p>The two political parties tried and failed to come up with county commission candidates by Monday&rsquo;s 4 p.m. deadline.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:06:14 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 2424 at http://wmub.org Hartmann and Portune getting free rides to re-election