Sherrod Brown is a Democratic U.S. senator from Cleveland. He has served as a senator since 2007 when he won his Senate contest running on a platform of promoting middle-class families and promoting U.S. manufacturing through innovation, taking advantage of emerging industries and pushing for trade policies that benefit U.S. national interests.
Prior to his role in the Senate, Brown served as a U.S. representative, Ohio Secretary of State, member of the Ohio General Assembly and as a public school teacher and instructor at the Ohio State University. He currently serves on the Senate Banking Committee, Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, and is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation.
Rob Portman is a Republican U.S. senator from Cincinnati, having served since 2010. His political platform is based on conservative principles of job creation, deficit and debt reduction, and fiscal responsibility.
Portman is a lawyer whose political career began when he was elected to Congress in 1993, where he represented the 2nd District in Southern Ohio. He left Congress in 2005 to serve as the U.S. Trade Representative, and then as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Portman currently serves on the Finance Committee, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Committee on the Budget, and chairs the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.Learn more about Politics