Sorry to all you Portman fans. I liked the guy too. We were just discussing him on here recently re: his change of heart on SSM.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Republican nomination for the White House.
The former White House budget chief and U.S. trade representative said he feels he can play an important role as a member of the new Republican majority in the Senate, where he wants to help break the gridlock that has largely paralyzed Congress the past two years.
"I'm excited about it," Portman said Monday in an interview, adding that he didn't think he could be as effective as a senator while at the same time running for president.
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman Rules Out Presidential Bid In 2016