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Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio won’t seek reelection

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, arrives as the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in Washington. Portman said Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that he won't seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY DAN SEWELL Associated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio says he won’t seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. Portman, who turned 65 last month, is among establishment Republicans who clearly struggled with supporting President Donald Trump.  But after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Portman said Trump had to bear “some responsibility” for what happened. He has said he wants to hear both sides in the Trump impeachment trial before deciding how to vote.

 


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