Politics

15 Genuinely Interesting Things About Rob Portman

The US Senator from Ohio would be the leading candidate to be Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice, if he wasn't widely viewed as a stiff. Actually, according to a Portman ally, he's kind of a badass.

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3. He has a titanium collarbone from a mountain biking accident in 2010. He dislocated his shoulder this year whitewater kayaking.

4. He assembled a chicken coop for his wife's Christmas present this year and he gave her four chickens that live in their backyard. They lay four eggs a day.*

5. And he does a great impression of a chicken.

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CORRECTION: Portman's chickens lay roughly four eggs a day total, not per chicken.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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