Portman: Cap-And-Trade Is “A Job Killer For Ohio”

Former Rep. Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) Senate campaign is up on the air Tuesday with a new ad that labels cap-and-trade “a job killer for Ohio.” In the 30-second spot, Portman warns that a carbon tax could cost Ohio some 100,000 jobs. Portman’s Democratic opponent, Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, has also raised concerns about cap-and-trade. Fisher wants changes to the bill currently before Congress.

In Pennsylvania’s Senate race, the differences on the issue are sharper. Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R) released a Web video Tuesday hitting opponent Joe Sestak’s stance on the cap-and-trade bill. Sestak voted for the measure in the House.

Congress left for its July 4 recess with a renewed sense of pessimism on cap-and-trade. Lacking GOP support in the Senate, Democratic leaders openly said it’s unlikely they will find 60 votes in the Senate for a tax on carbon emissions this year.

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