SAVE THE DATE. Friday, June 14. ( Flag Day.) Where: Salem, New Hampshire. What: Republican Party private fund-raiser. Time: After sundown. Cost: $250 a ticket. Celebrity guests: Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
Let the speculation begin on connecting the dots. Or as the Columbus Dispatch told us about its favorite senator, Portman is "considered a possible presidential hopeful." Or not.
It gets better, but not much. A Portman spokesman said his boss "reached out" to Ayotte to tell her he would be in the state for a Dartmouth College reunion. So she asked him to host the fund-raiser. For the Ohioan, a fund-raiser is one way to collect good-buddy style points when dreaming of a better job. Particularly in New Hampshire, which breaks the ice for the remaining presidential campaign.
Portman and Ayotte's most recent collaboration saw them both voting against the background check gun bill. Up, up and away...