Republican Rob Portman is sitting pretty at the end of second quarter fundraising in the Ohio Senate race. The former Congressman and Bush Administration official hauled in $2.65 million between April and June, bringing his total cash on hand to an impressive $8.8 million in the race against Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, the Democratic nominee.
Fisher has not released his fundraising numbers yet, but Portman’s figures show that the Republicans are more than ready to play for the open Ohio seat.
The race is sure to be one of the most competitive of the cycle, and it’s still either party’s to win. The TPM Poll Average shows the race to be a dead heat, with Fisher drawing 42.5% of the vote to Portman’s 41.4%