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Boehner, Kasich and Portman face down right-wing restlessness in battleground Ohio
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:32 AM EST
Conservative restlessness within their own party poses challenges to three Republican stars in the political battleground state of Ohio.
Whether the trio can hold Republicans together has larger political implications, given Ohio's role as a swing state and the three men's own national profiles. Kasich and Portman have been floated as presidential-ticket contenders, while Boehner seeks to hang onto one of Washington's most powerful jobs.
Democrats say the trio's move to the middle is in rhetoric, not actions.