Portman Rising

June 21, 2012 - 3:29 AM
In this May 11, 2012, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks to supporters at the Wayside Inn in West Union, Ohio. In a year when being perceived as bland proved not to be a hindrance in capturing the GOP presidential nomination, Portman has emerged as someone often talked about in Republican circles as a strong vice presidential choice. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)