Former Rep. Rob Portman didn’t have a Sean Hannity. So Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett came right out and said it this morning. Portman is running for governor in 2010.
Kacich sponsored yesterday’s Ohio delegate breakfast featuring the Fox TV host, Hannity. And Hannity used the stage to push Kasich’s candidacy for governor. And Kacich acknowledged afterwards he’s strongly leaning toward a run against Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.
Not so fast.
Portman sponsored today’s breakfast and besides the pitch by Bennett, he also got backing from Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic senator who spoke at this morning’s breakfast. Portman was President Bush’s budget director, the U.S. trade representative and congressman from Cincinnati. He had been considered for running mate by John McCain.