YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Senator Rob Portman traveled the state with his wife, Jane, on Saturday to visit with interns and volunteers.
During the campaign’s first Portman for Senate Super Saturday last October, over 600 volunteers helped contact more than 41,000 voters in a single day.
The goal is more than just asking for a vote. Volunteers hope to learn what is on the voter’s mind and target Ohio independent voters.
“There’s a big, big group of independents right in the middle of the electorate, and that’s who we’re really reaching out to,” Jane said. “We’re not just telling them about Rob, but we want to hear from them. We want to learn what issues are on their mind, what their concerns are and what they’re really interested in.”
On Saturday, the campaign was hoping to contact over 50,000 voters and expected more than 1,000 volunteers.