Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says President Obama's plan for action against Islamic State militants has been "overdue," and he wants to see the follow-through for an aggressive, long-term effort.
Republicans have been very effective in tying the slow economy to president Obama. But in Ohio the recovery is more noticeable than in most states. At the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Senator Sherrod brown is trying to spread that message. for Ohio Public Radio, WKSU's Mark Urycki reports from Charlotte.
Ohio's largest police union has thrown its support behind democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown in the state's closely watched campaign for U.S. Senate. It marks the first time in 24 years the fraternal order of police has endorsed a democrat for senate. In a statement, president Jay McDonald cited Brown's opposition to the governor's collective bargaining overhaul as a key factor in its endorsement. The FOP chose brown over republican opponent and state treasurer Josh Mandel. The race continues to draw attention in and outside of The Buckeye State. And as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, it's already setting records.