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Josh Mandel Saturday, Sep 17 2011

Akron Beacon Journal editorial: Mandel of mystery

The Akron Beacon Journal editorialized on Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel's campaign tactics:

What Democrats have been reminding Mandel is that his establishing a campaign committee in early April set the clock ticking. He had 30 days to file a personal financial disclosure report with the Federal Election Commission. Four months later, he still hasn’t complied with the requirement. What amounted to the usual short-sheeting and towel-snapping by partisan adversaries cannot be dismissed so easily as the days and weeks mount. What is Mandel thinking?

Josh Mandel Monday, Sep 12 2011

MEMO: Josh Mandel: Raising Money & Raising Eyebrows

Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel has yet to do much in his campaign against Sen. Sherrod Brown. Well, he’s yet to do much besides raise money. And it seems he can’t even do that without raising eyebrows.

Last month it was revealed that 16 employees of Suarez Corporation, most of very modest means, all donated to the $5,000 to Mandel and/or Rep. Jim Renacci. As the Toledo Blade noted, “many of whom have never before given to federal campaigns.” The paper contacted one of the employees and wrote “When asked whether the company provided money or encouraged her to give, she said she couldn't talk about the matter at work.”

Mandel’s campaign has repeatedly skirted the issue and even recently proclaimed they were “proud” of the donations, despite their suspicious nature. Considering that Mandel is the Ohio State Treasurer, he should have a better idea where his money is coming from.

Read the full memo after the jump.

Josh Mandel Friday, Sep 2 2011

Plain Dealer column: Add water, stir in creative leadership and demand greatness

Phillip Morris wrote a column for the Plain Dealer noting Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel's lack of "bedrock principles:

But now, as I watch him catapulted into national prominence, I'm starting to question the bedrock principles of Ohio's current treasurer. What does he really believe in? What does he really stand for? Have his views really deviated much further to the right than those he appeared to hold in his more formative political years, or is he allowing national strategists or those hungry for the next GOP stalwart to frame him?

Josh Mandel Friday, Aug 19 2011

Toledo Blade: Canton firm's workers making unusual donations

Tony Cook breaks a story about questionable donations to Josh Mandel's campaign.

When northern Ohio businessman Benjamin Suarez makes a big campaign contribution, few people are surprised. He owns a direct marketing company that does $100 million annually in sales, and he has a history of giving to Republicans. But in the current election cycle, a large number of his employees and their wives -- many of whom have never before given to federal campaigns -- have contributed to two specific congressional candidates: Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (R., Wadsworth), who represents Ohio's 16th District.

Josh Mandel Tuesday, Aug 16 2011

Plain Dealer: Josh Mandel's finances include dozens of stocks, real estate and some recent wise buys

Steve Koff examines Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel's Ohio financial disclosure.

If you bought stock in Exxon Mobil last summer and held it until February, your profit could be as high as $30 a share. Except for a temporary dip, Exxon Mobil Corp. was on a path to make money for investors in 2010. That, presumably, is why Josh Mandel bought it.

Josh Mandel LGBTQ+ Tuesday, Aug 16 2011

PolitiFact Ohio: Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland raps Josh Mandel as a flip flopper on abortion, gay rights

Politifact Ohio examines Gov. Strickland's comments on Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel's positions. Despite his support for domestic partner benefits…

Josh Mandel Monday, Aug 15 2011

Columbus Dispatch: Mandel’s financial report still unfiled

Jessica Wehrman reports on Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel's still unfiled Senate personal financial disclosure.

U.S. Senate rules require candidates to publicly disclose their personal finances, but Ohio Treasurer and 2012 Senate candidate Josh Mandel has yet to do so.
You can read the rest of the article here.

Josh Mandel Friday, Aug 5 2011

MEMO: Republican Candidates And The Debt Limit

To: Interested Parties From: Rodell Mollineau, President American Bridge Date: 8/5/11 RE: Republican Candidates and the Debt Limit This past week we witnessed the Republicans and their Tea Party allies play a dangerous game of chicken with our nation’s economy. They drove the economy right to the brink threatening to let our nation fail to pay its bills for the first time in history. And while eventually the Republican leaders came to their senses and agreed to raise the debt ceiling, what was truly frightening was how Republican candidates for both President and the Senate ran to the far right advocating either default or the dangerous economic policies, deemed “cut cap and balance,” that would have sent our economy right over the cliff.


All respected economic experts agreed we had to raise our debt ceiling and instituting the “cut, cap, and balance” would be a death knell to our economy.

“This would be an unprecedented event in American history. A default would inflict catastrophic, far-reaching damage on our Nation’s economy, significantly reducing growth, and increasing unemployment… Default would not only increase borrowing costs for the Federal government, but also for families, businesses, and local governments – reducing investment and job creation throughout the economy.” [letter from Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, 5/13/11]

Josh Mandel Wednesday, Aug 3 2011

Plain Dealer editorial: Josh Mandel's opportunism

The Plain Dealer editorialized on Josh Mandel's opposition to the debt deal. Mandel's position may appeal to the Tea Party…

Josh Mandel Tuesday, Aug 2 2011

Plain Dealer: Josh Mandel would have voted against debt deal, blasts Sherrod Brown

Steve Koff at the Plain Dealer reports: U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, who's currently the Ohio treasurer, would have voted…

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