A liberal group, Moveon.org, is running a cable TV ad in Ohio critical of the National Rifle Association (NRA) - one that is clearly aimed at putting pressure on Ohio's junior senator, Republican Rob Portman, according to the Huffington Post.
The ad features an Ohio resident, Jerry Thompson - a gun owner and Moveon.org member - saying that after the NRA's "disgusting response" to the the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, "I've had enough."
Politico.com reported today that Ohio's junior senator, Rob Portman, is interested in chairing the National Republican Senatorial Comm
ittee (NRSC) in the 2014 campaign cycle.
The website cited two unnamed sources "familiar with his thinking" who said Portman - who was on the short list of potential running mates for GOP nominee Mitt Romney - is considering running for the NRSC job. Portman - who campaigned hard for Romney throughout Ohio - has said nothing on the subject.
Senator Rob Portman says the attacks in Libya and Egypt are heartbreaking reminders that we live in a very dangerous world and need to remain vigilant. During a conference call with reporters today, Portman said those responsible should be pursued.
"We need to go after the perpetrators and hold them responsible. The government of Egypt and the government of Libya need to ensure that these folks are held acountable," said Portman. "They also need to do a better job of protecting American soil, just as we protect their embassies in the United States."