Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman was optimistic that his home state is will back Mitt Romney for the presidency.
"I like what I see, because the trend is in our direction," he said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.
Polls have shown the Buckeye State race tightening, after President Obama had held a significant advantage there for much of the campaign. He won the state handily over John McCain four years ago.
"The enthusiasm and energy is on our side this year," Portman said. "It's not like 2008 at all."