- Democrats are targeting Republican senators for their refusal to advance the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court
- Senators will be home for two weeks, where they will be the target of protests from liberal groups
- The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative interest group, will launch a $2 million ad campaign against Democrats
Washington (CNN)As one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans seeking re-election, Sen. Rob Portman wants to spend the two-week congressional recess home in Ohio touting a just-passed bill he authored to combat heroin and opioid addiction as well as rare Senate approval of a subpoena for an investigation he's leading into online sexual trafficking.