Sen. Rob Portman, a reported Romney short-lister for veep, is worth three to five points in battleground Ohio, says the state's Republican chairman. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning the Buckeye State.
Saturday's radio addresses by President Obama and a Republican lawmaker preview the challenge the White House faces next week in restarting stalled talks over raising the debt ceiling and averting a government shutdown.
Election 2010 campaigns seed town-hall meetings with tough questioners and cameras, in the hope of tarring a rival via a 'YouTube moment.' Here's a look at one recent episode in an Ohio House race.