Portman Can’t Escape Hot Water

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is solidly conservative on abortion (against it), gun rights (for them), taxes (wants to cut them), federal regulations (too many of them) and Obamacare (see taxes and regulations).

And when it comes to the IRS, Portman, an Ohio Republican, spotted a potential problem well before others. He demanded to know as early as 2012 why the tax agency targeted Ohio-based Tea Party groups for special scrutiny.

Yet despite these GOP bona fides, some social conservatives are asking of this lawmaker: Can they count on him to keep his word?

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