Mandel Has Now Taken 3 Different Positions On Outside Money In Last 3 Weeks
AND TODAY: Karl Rove Confirms He Has Reserved $6.7 Million In Fall Airtime To Continue False Attacks Against Sherrod
COLUMBUS, OHIO – As Karl Rove’s latest ad campaign raises the total amount of secretly funded outside money spent against Sherrod to $10.5 million, more than any Senator or Senate candidate in the country has faced, Josh Mandel is now taking his third position in as many weeks on the torrent of special interest cash keeping his campaign above water despite “relentlessly bad press.”
Three weeks ago: Josh Mandel loves outside spending.
Josh Mandel was giddy about the help from his secretly-funded special interest friends, telling Politico it “has been very effective and has helped tightened the race.”
Two weeks ago: Josh Mandel hates outside spending (obviously a lie).
Josh Mandel then decried the same special interests groups, telling the Columbus Dispatch, “I would much rather have the silent majority on our side than these Washington special interests on my side.”
Now: Josh Mandel won’t talk about outside spending.
As outside spending against Sen. Brown surpassed $10 million yesterday, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, “Travis Considine, a spokesman for Mandel, said the campaign doesn’t comment on super PAC spending.”
“Josh Mandel knows better than anyone that the only reason he is competitive with Sen. Brown is that secretly-funded special interests have spent $10.5 million attacking Sherrod on his behalf, so for Josh to express any feelings about the torrent of outside cash other than unbridled enthusiasm is yet another bald-faced lie,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker. “The $6.7 million Karl Rove has reserved to air false, negative ads against Sherrod atop the $10.5 million he and his friends have already spent keeping Josh Mandel’s campaign afloat still won’t distract from Mandel’s decisions to accept shady campaign cash now connected to an FBI investigation, blow off more than a year of billion-dollar investment meetings or hire unqualified political cronies.”
Paid for by the Ohio Democratic Party, Chris Redfern, Chairman