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Portman Stops in Avon Lake to Support Romney/Ryan Ticket

Senator is introduced by Councilman Dan Bucci, said Romney supports auto industry.

Fresh off of acting as debate coach and sparring partner for Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) made a pit stop in Avon Lake Oct. 26 to support the Republican ticket.

Portman spoke at the Republican Victory Center in Learwood (Giant Eagle) Plaza.

City councilman Dan Bucci, who formerly worked with Portman, introduced him.

“We’re doing better than we expected,” Portman said to the healthy crowd that showed up Friday morning. “Ultimately it will come down to the next 11 days.”

Portman focused on the need-for-change message, saying that the United States could resemble to woe-stricken Greece and other troubled European countries.

“They didn’t get their act together soon enough,” Portman said, noting the same could happen in the United States without change.  “You can’t continue to spend more than you take in and have more and more people dependent on government and have the system work.

“And I think that’s where we are.”

Acknowledging that the auto industry was a pivotal topic in Ohio, Portman said that Obama spoke inaccurately about Romney’s stance on the industry and that the Republican candidate supported government guarantees and backups for the auto industry several years back.

Portman told the Avon-Avon Lake Patch he felt jobs was the tipping point issue in Northeast Ohio that could sway voters to select Romney.

“Northeast Ohio has been hit hard by the recession and weak recovery,” Portman said. “It the weakest recovery since the Great Depression.”

He sees Romney’s energy plan, including relief at the pumps as a key to job recovery, including manufacturing, steel and aluminum industries.

Portman said offshore drilling wasn’t needed in Lake Erie, specifying areas like the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Virginia as areas that could support oil recovery.

Numerous city officials were on hand for the event including Mayor Greg Zilka and council members Jennifer Fenderbosch, Martin O'Donnell, John Shondel and Rob James.

Bon Delano October 26, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Trusting Rob Portman to do anything but get involved in scandal would be a huge mistake for our country. google search "Rob Portman Abramoff scandal" bad news for us and our country
Colter95 October 27, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Consider these facts before you vote: 1. Is the economy better off now than it was four years ago? Based on the evidence, I'd have to say no. Wages are down, the the prices of everything we buy is up. The price of gas has doubled. Good jobs are scarce. 2. Are the slight "up tics" in the economy a solid trend in the right direction? I don't think so. First, the gains are very slight. Second, I believe they are the result in the temporary stimulus by the Federal Reserve, in which they printed a lot of new money. It provides a slight bump now, but the cost will come later - after the election. Ben Bernanke is trying to save Obama's job, along with his own. 3. The continual misrepresentation of Romney on the auto bailout by the Obama administration. Obama appears to be taking complete credit for the bailout, while simultaneously saying that Romney was for liquidation of the auto industry. This is an absolute falsehood. It was Bush who initiated the bailout and TARP. Obama continued it and then expanded it, to his credit. However, Romney was one of the first to say that the industry needed to go through bankruptcy reorganization, and eventually they did exactly that. He also said that any needed loans should come from the private sector. He never said that the industry should be liquidated, or that he would deny federal funds if he were president, and private sector funds were not available. Obama lies! 4. The Benghazi coverup and lies.
Carl Jensen October 30, 2012 at 07:10 AM
Looking at the facts...Republicans have the gall to claim Obama’s Policies are failing…when the House Republican’s are deliberately BLOCKING bills that can help our families....Despite this lack of cooperation from the Right Wing Tea Party Republicans, Obama was able to*...(1) Economic stimulus package, which rescued the world economy from collapse. Much of the money given to banks has been paid back with interest. (2) Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), greatly strengthening protections against mortgage fraud *...(3) Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act, protecting against excessive rate increases and other abuses *...(4) Unemployment insurance for up to 99 weeks for the unemployed and modernized state UI programs to cover more of the unemployed.*... (5) Auto industry rescue, which saved tens of thousands of jobs and stabilized the economies of auto-industry states. (6) Signed the HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment) Act, which provides incentives for small businesses and other measures that foster job creation*...I am a Republican who is voting in the BEST interest of my family. As far as Barrack Obama...whatever faults he has, they are nothing compared to those of his opponent. Obama has been intellectually honest with the public, respectful of his critics, willing to listen to people of opposing views. He has led the nation into a steadily stronger economy
Carl Jensen October 30, 2012 at 07:11 AM
REPUBLICANS WANT OUR VOTE...THEY NEED TO ANSWER TO US FIRST...WHY IS OUR FARM BILL BEING IGNORED? "The Republicans' failure in leadership has left us without a jobs bill. President Obama put a common sense approach on the table to create one million new jobs immediately. The Republican leadership has refused to act, leaving many families still without a paycheck. "It has left us without a comprehensive five-year Farm Bill. The current version is set to expire very SOON, meaning the financial security of Central Coast farmers and the 16 million agriculture jobs nationally are now in jeopardy"
Carl Jensen October 30, 2012 at 07:12 AM
During the 1st debate, Romney claimed he would include Pre-existing conditions in his plan...the next day his campaign said that was NOT his position...... OK...so you get Romney's Voucher...GOOD LUCK IN FINDING AN INSURANCE THAT COVERS PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS! I bet you won't be snickering at Obamas Affordable Care Act now will you?..... “The non-partisan AARP says Obamacare cracks down on Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and strengthens guaranteed benefits,” the ad’s narrator says. “And the Ryan plan? AARP says it would undermine Medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors. And experts say Ryan’s voucher plan could raise future retirees’ costs by more than $6,000.”..... WE should not have to lose our home and life savings paying for hospital bills that could wipe us out financially. Most of us have worked hard to provide for our families...we need a President who represents ALL of us...NOT just the upper 2% The Debates gave us a look at each candidate. I am a Republican who is voting in the BEST interest of my family. As far as Barrack Obama...whatever faults he has, they are nothing compared to those of his opponent. Obama has been intellectually honest with the public, respectful of his critics, willing to listen to people of opposing views. He has led the nation into a steadily stronger economy.
Colter95 November 04, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I saw Obama yesterday claiming the new job numbers are proof that his policies are working and that we are in an economic recovery... Fact is, that is not the truth, or even close to the truth... First, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and the year-to-date monthly average of 157,000 payroll jobs is barely enough to keep up with population growth -- much less make up for the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. Second, the so-called real unemployment rate (U6) remains elevated at 14.6%, albeit down from 14.7% the prior month. Similarly, the labor participation rate is at 63.8%, up from its multi-decade low but still incredibly weak. Third, average hourly earnings fell a penny in October and average hours worked fell to 34.4 from 34.5 in September. Stagnant wages means "we're not generating income," Reinhart says. "That's a problem in terms of the durability of an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption. To get consumption you've got to generate income." Also, just look at your checkbook. We are paying a lot more for everything now than we did in 2008. The price of gas has doubled. At the same time, wages have gone down, and that's if you're lucky to have a job. In 2008, 25 banks went out of business. In 2012, 48 banks have gone out of business. Almost double the amount. Does that sound like recovery to you? Don't believe the Obama lies!! Romney/Ryan 2012
Colter95 November 04, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Wrong on the economy, wrong on Benghazi, and wrong on the auto bailout... The time for real change is NOW!! http://www.policymic.com/articles/14285/obama-lies-obama-auto-bailout-did-not-rescue-detroit http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/ http://twitchy.com/2012/10/23/obama-lies-about-romneys-position-on-auto-bailouts-conservatives-hit-back/ http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2012/10/26/letterman-slams-obama-auto-bailout-lie-followed-maddow-parroting-same- Romney/Ryan 2012
Colter95 November 04, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Please don't let Obama sweep Benghazi under the rug... Lets not forget those four who were left to be slaughtered in Benghazi... Do not reward Obama for this epic failure… Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/ These are pretty good as well: http://www.gazette.com/opinion/romney-146793-obama-benghazi.html http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazigate-obamas-many-lies-about-libya/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi Romney/Ryan 2012

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