Romney, Portman Stump In Iowa

Aug 8, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a morning rally in Des Moines, Iowa after raising nearly two-million dollars at a fundraiser last night. And Romney is attempting to appeal to young people, a block that voted solidly in favor of President Obama four years ago. Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio is appearing in Iowa today as a Romney campaign surrogate. Portman is among the contenders to become Romney's running mate. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is urging Ohioans to tell Americans about what it calls Portman's "real record." There is a website form for submitting Portman stories. An online appeal states Portman has been part of the policies that have hurt middle-class families and the economy.  Portman served as U.S Trade Representative and White House Budget Director under President George W. Bush.