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Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, followed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walks from the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington. Portman is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in Ohio while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that some in his home state fear could lead to more job losses. Gleeful Democrats think they have a potent issue to deny the incumbent a second term as they battle uphill to retake the Senate. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home.

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