Portman to get award
Terrace Park's Rob Porman will be in Washington tomorrow to get an award from a fellow Ohioan.
What's interesting about this award is that Portman - a Republican - will be presented the award by former Ohio Sen. John Glenn - a Democrat.
The award is actually named for the former senator. It's the John Glenn School of Public Affairs’ 2008 Excellence in Public Service Award. The former senator will present Portman with the award at a private reception at the Cosmos Club in Washington, according to a release.
The award is "presented annually to an individual whose career exemplifies the highest standards of service in the public interest," according to the school.
Portman left the White House last year to return to Cincinnati, where he practices international trade law in the Cincinnati office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. He also teaches Public Budgeting at the Ohio State University.
Portman has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate for Sen. John McCain, the presumed GOP presidential nominee. He also has been mentioned as a possible gubernatorial or senate candidate (if Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, retires).