Sen. Rob Portman Not Speaking at RNC, Volunteering

Sen. Rob Portman working on a home in the Buckeye Neighborhood during RNC. (Darrielle Snipes/ideastream)

Senator Rob Portman spent the first official day of the RNC revitalizing homes in Cleveland's Buckeye east-side neighborhood with Habitat for Humanity.

While Portman says he will be on the convention floor one or two days and spending time with the Ohio delegation.   But he says he will be doing more community based activities that were planned a year before the RNC, including an event for campaign volunteers and the veterans group wounded warrior.

"We would be doing this if it were Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz or Kasich was at the top of the ticket”, said Portman. “Second ,I am supporting Donald trump. I think he is better for the country given the alternative.”

This will be the first time Portman has not spoken at  GOP convention since 1996. 

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