Washington – Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio will not seek a third term in the Senate, he announced Monday, setting up a fight over his open seat in the 2022 election.
In a statement released by his Senate office, Portman said he plans to finish the remaining two years of his term. While he praised the work his office has done during his 10-year tenure in the Senate, the Ohio Republican lamented the partisan gridlock that has gripped Washington in recent years.
"I don't think any Senate office has been more successful in getting things done, but honestly, it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy, and that has contributed to my decision," he said. "We live in an increasingly polarized country where members of both parties are being pushed further to the right and further to the left, and that means too few people who are activ... (Read more)
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