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Portman gets prime speaking role at GOP convention
Gov. John Kasich is also expected to speak at the convention
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN
This story is part of a special series.


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U.S. Senator Rob Portman is not Mitt Romney’s running mate. But the Ohio Republican is being given a prominent role in the upcoming GOP national convention. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen explains.

Cohen on the GOP speakers

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“They’re being called six-headliners at the National Republican Convention in Tampa later this month, and Senator Rob Portman is among them. It’s a chance to address the convention delegates, apparently during prime time. One day before Mitt Romney officially accepts the Republican presidential nomination. Ohio Governor John Kasich also has a speaking role at the convention at another time. He and Portman are expected to highlight Ohio’s economic recovery and lower than average unemployment rate, being careful to credit GOP control of state government here and not the national economic policies of President Barack Obama.”

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