2010 Ohio Senate Debates
Ohio Senate Debates:
- Oct. 4: First televised debate; at Toledo's Bowsher High School
- Oct. 8: Second debate; in Cleveland, at the City Club, sponsored by the Ohio Newspaper Organization.
- Oct. 12: Portman and Fisher will debate at COSI in Columbus;
sponsored by Ohio Newspaper Organization and Ohio’s eight largest newspapers.
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from 2010 OH Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Lee Fisher (13)
- Rob Portman (13)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy|
Rob Portman: Budget director for President George W. Bush.
Lee Fisher: Experienced negotiating with companies to stay in Ohio.
Rob Portman: More than 70 company tours & plant visits, to stay in touch.
Rob Portman: More favorable policy: encourage business development.
Lee Fisher: Trade agreements should be fair and enforced.
Rob Portman: Pass more trade agreements to increase Ohio exports.
Rob Portman: Served as trade representative under Pres. George W. Bush.
Lee Fisher: More stringent policy: discourage companies moving overseas.
Lee Fisher: Supports new healthcare reform law.
Rob Portman: Repeal new health reform; it's a job killer.
Lee Fisher: Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell.
Rob Portman: Let the military decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
Lee Fisher: Incentive for Ohio jobs rather than breaks for jobs overseas.
Rob Portman: High unemployment rate creates Ohio brain drain.
Lee Fisher: OpEd: In charge of job creation when Ohio lost 400,000 jobs.
Principles & Values|
Lee Fisher: I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are.
Rob Portman: If you like the way things are going, support my opponent.
Lee Fisher: Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies.
Rob Portman: A top adviser to President George W. Bush.
Lee Fisher: No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age.
Rob Portman: Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization.
Lee Fisher: Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires.
Rob Portman: Any tax increase would hurt the fragile economy.
Lee Fisher: 2005 tax cut reduced Ohio taxes by 16.8%.
War & Peace|
Lee Fisher: Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Rob Portman: Arbitrary deadline for withdrawal lets enemy wait it out.
The above quotations are from 2010 Ohio Senate Debates.
Page last edited: Nov 01, 2010