Republican Rob Portman Pulls Ahead in Ohio Senate Race

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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is seen through a television camera after an event to discuss efforts to increase health and safety for workers. April 1, 2016
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With less than a week to go until Election Day, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making their last-minute rounds to sway voters in the swing state of Ohio.

But if you take a look at the U.S. Senate race, the polls continue to lean far more toward the right. Republican incumbent Rob Portman has a sizable lead as he carries on his bid for re-election. His challenger, Democrat Ted Strickland, is looking to get back into a position of power in Ohio politics. After serving in Congress for a decade and one term as governor, Strickland's path to re-election was derailed during the 2010 midterm election when Gov. John Kasich eked out a win by just twi points.

Karen Kasler, statehouse bureau chief for Ohio Public Radio, provides an update on the race.