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Josh Mandel Wednesday, Oct 26 2011

Cleveland Jewish News: Nazi reenactor gives $1,000 to Mandel Senate campaign

Marilyn Karfeld at the Cleveland Jewish News highlights Josh Mandel's acceptance of a $1000 contribution from a Nazi reenactor:

"Rich Iott, a 2010 Ohio Republican congressional candidate who for years dressed up in SS uniforms to participate in Nazi reenactments, has given $1,000 to Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's Senate campaign. The October Federal Elections Commission filing by Citizens for Josh Mandel shows Iott donated the money on Sept. 5 to Mandel's primary-election campaign..."

News Tuesday, Oct 25 2011

The Hill: Mourdock nabs FreedomWorks nod in Indiana Senate primary

On October 24, 2011 The Hill wrote:

 "FreedomWorks PAC, the well-funded Tea Party organization chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), has endorsed Richard Mourdock in his primary battle with Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.). The endorsement adds another voice to the conservative push to unseat an incumbent Republican for being too centrist and supporting Democratic spending initiatives. Lugar has served in Congress for more than three decades, but has attracted Republican challengers due to his support for the Troubled Asset Relief Program and other votes..."

News Monday, Oct 24 2011

Omaha World-Herald: Critics: Subsidy benefits Fischer

On October 23, 2011, the Omaha World-Herald reported:

"Republican U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer and her husband, Bruce, are among a handful of Nebraska ranchers whose cattle graze on federal land at prices some say amounts to a significant federal giveaway."

Josh Mandel Foreign Policy Monday, Oct 24 2011

Columbus Dispatch editorial: Mandel remains a mystery to Ohioans

Jack Torry of the Columbus Dispatch wrote the following:

"After the Senate approved Sen. Sherrod Brown’s bill aimed at punishing China for its export policy to the United States, a reporter asked Brown’s likely opponent, Republican Josh Mandel, how he would have voted on the bill. A Mandel spokesman answered this way: “Try as he might, it’s too late for Sherrod Brown to hide from his record of outsourcing Ohio jobs to countries like China. During Sherrod Brown’s past decade as a D.C. politician, one out of every four jobs that has left America left from Ohio.” There was a bit more, but you get the idea. Nowhere did the spokesman provide the slightest clue as to where Mandel stood on an issue that has a lot of traction in Ohio..."

News Sunday, Oct 23 2011

Indy Star: National tea party group endorses Mourdock

On October 22, 2011 The Indy Star reported:

"Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, has won the endorsement of FreedomWorks, according to a news release sent Friday from the tea party-aligned national group. Mourdock is running against incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in the 2012 Republican primary..."

News Saturday, Oct 22 2011

ABC News: Fed-Up Bachmann Staff Unpaid for a Month, Candidate Caught Unaware of Departures

On October 21, 2011, ABC News reported:

Rep. Michele Bachmann said she was surprised to hear that her entire New Hampshire campaign staff had quit en masse today, even though they “had not been paid for a month,” one of the departing staffers told ABC News. Hours after initial reports of the mass exodus, Bachmann told Iowa Radio this afternoon that she was unaware that her staff had quit and said the reports were not true.

News Saturday, Oct 22 2011

Bloomberg: Democrats Have Financial Advantage in Contest to Hold Senate

On October 21, 2011 Bloomberg wrote:

"Senate Democrats, in danger of losing control of the chamber next November, hold a cash advantage a year before the election as each of their most vulnerable incumbents banked at least $1 million and some have far more money on hand..."

News Saturday, Oct 22 2011

Paul Ryan Townhall – 10/21/11

The following video was recorded at a Paul Ryan townhall event in Wisconsin on October 21, 2011.

AB Leadership Friday, Oct 21 2011

USA Today: Sen. Rubio steps up defense of family story

On October 21, 2011, USA Today reported:

"Sen. Marco Rubio stepped up his fight against a Washington Post story about his family's departure from Cuba, saying he is the "son of exiles" and that his family story "needs no embellishing." [...] Democrats have been seizing on the Post story to criticize Rubio. American Bridge 21st Century, a group aimed at electing Democrats, sent reporters a video of Rubio's past comments about his family's story along with a list of quotes in which he has described his parents coming to the U.S. after Castro gained power.

Josh Mandel Friday, Oct 21 2011

POLITICO: Nazi reenactor gave Mandel $1,000

On October 21, 2011, POLITICO reported:

"Rich Iott, the Nazi reenactor who ran unsuccessfully for Congress, donated $1,000 to Josh Mandel's Ohio Senate campaign, according to the Republican's campaign finance filing provided to POLITICO by the Democratic group American Bridge."

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