BIPAC Endorses Rob Portman (R-OH) for United States Senate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) – The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) announced today it has endorsed Rob Portman for U.S. Senate. Portman previously served as member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's second congressional district.
'Ohio voters may not see the words 'trade policy,' tax reform,' or 'sustainable prosperity' on the ballot in Ohio this year, but we suggest looking again. Rob Portman has carried these issues as his goals when he served in the House,' said Gregory S. Casey, President and CEO of BIPAC. 'We know these principles far outweigh any other label, be it party or title.'
In addition to his twelve years in Congress, Portman served as U.S. Trade Representative and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Casey said his broad experience allows him to work closely on a wide variety of issues affecting Ohio that span the business spectrum.
'Rob will join a Senate guaranteed to have at least a dozen new members, most of whom won't have his experience in producing on campaign promises,' said Casey. 'Ohio voters should feel confident they have chosen a proven, results driven leader when they choose Rob Portman.'
BIPAC, a non-partisan organization, has identified pro-prosperity candidates for 47 years. BIPAC does not lobby but assists thousands of businesses and their organizations to find and elect pro-prosperity candidates at the state and federal level. It is also considered the 'gold standard' for political analysis. BIPAC's tradition of backing non-incumbents -- regardless of party -- who have the ability to become effective leaders once elected to Congress, sets it apart from other business organizations. Additionally, BIPAC provides a wide range of tools and strategies for elections and issue advocacy with active affiliates in more than 40 states.