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Mandel Leading Brown Among Independents in Ohio

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 10:18 PM

By Patrick Hobin

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After being 20 points down in polls last year, Ohio’s 34-year-old Republican state treasurer Josh Mandel has clawed his way back into the race against Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and is now leading among independent voters and is within the margin of error in the overall contest.

In an email to supporters, Mandel said a lot of hard work went into getting back into the race.

“Our grassroots campaign has taken us to more than 50 of Ohio's 88 counties,” he wrote. “Our commercials told people about my blue collar roots, Marine Corps background and my record of success as Treasurer. And perhaps most importantly, Ohio voters are learning about 38-year politician Sherrod Brown's record of failure.”

Mandel¸ a former Marine who previously served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, went on to say, “Voters are learning that Sherrod Brown cast the deciding vote on the federal government takeover of healthcare, a measure that Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected on the 2011 ballot. … They are learning that Brown was ranked as the ‘most Liberal Senator in America’ and votes with President Obama 95% of the time, making him out of touch with Ohio voters.”

Brown, in an interview with MSNBC, complained that the only reason Mandel has closed the gap is because of a spending advantage.

“First, I’m not going to lose,” Brown told Luke Russert of MSNBC. “But this is an example where it’s entirely money that’s kept this race at all even close. It’s not that-that close now. But it’s all because of outside money.”

Mandel told Newsmax earlier in the month that his focus is on economic issues. “Over the past decade while Sherrod Brown’s been a D.C. politician, Ohio has lost 500,000 jobs and 3,500 factories, and it’s unacceptable for our state. I think the free enterprise system violates his sensibilities. He thinks the government should run everything, whereas I think the private sector should drive the economy,” he said.


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