The Wall Street Journal: Race to replace Rob Portman in Senate reveals st...

WELLINGTON, Ohio — For three decades, Rob Portman checked all the boxes of a classic pro-business Ohio Republican: Senior positions in both Bush White Houses. Twelve years in the House. A short stint as a lobbyist. A dozen years in the Senate. Until recently, Portman-style candidates typified the party in the state, fending off opposition from socially conservative or tea-party activists. No more. With Portman retiring, the fight to succeed him revolves around one question only: Which flavor of Trump is best?

The Wall Street Journal: Race to replace Rob Portman in Senate reveals st...

WELLINGTON, Ohio — For three decades, Rob Portman checked all the boxes of a classic pro-business Ohio Republican: Senior positions in both Bush White Houses. Twelve years in the House. A short stint as a lobbyist. A dozen years in the Senate.

Until recently, Portman-style candidates typified the party in the state, fending off opposition from socially conservative or tea-party activists. No more. With Portman retiring, the fight to succeed him revolves around one question only: Which flavor of Trump is best?