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July 07, 2010 3:07 pm ET filed under Ad Check
Former Rep. Rob Portman, the current GOP candidate for Senate in Ohio, is lying about Democrat-sponsored clean energy policy in a new ad. The ad parrots the main Republican talking point on energy policy: that any effort to put a price on pollution amounts to a job-killing national tax on anyone who flips a light switch. In fact, House Democrats passed a bill last year that would create millions of jobs and cost families "less than a postage stamp a day," and the American Power Act pending in the Senate would hold polluters accountable and start reducing our dependence on foreign oil. On top of Portman's lies, his ad asks voters to read his energy proposal. Unfortunately for Ohioans, the "Portman Plan on Energy" is based on bad science and full of bad policy.
November 10, 2009 11:55 am ET filed under Fact Check
On his website, former Republican congressman and Bush White House budget director Rob Portman states, "I understand that reducing deficits through pro-growth policies and keeping federal spending under control are the cornerstones of fiscal responsibility." However, a quick glance at Portman's record reveals that his rhetoric is not to be believed.