Special Interests Have Spent $9.4 Million Against Sherrod On Mandel’s Behalf, More Than Any Senator In The Country
Two Weeks Prior, Mandel Claimed Torrent Of Special Interest $$ “Has Been Very Effective“
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Last Friday state Treasurer Josh Mandel, who is only competitive in his race against Sen. Sherrod Brown because of $9.4 million in spending on his behalf by secretly-funded special interest groups, shockingly decried the outside money pouring into Ohio, despite having praised it as “very effective” just two weeks prior. You. Can’t. Make. This. Stuff. Up.
The Columbus Dispatch reported:
“In remarks to workers at Smiths Medical in Dublin, Republican state treasurer Mandel decried the outside money spent on Brown’s behalf against him, even though as of earlier this month outside groups had spent more than $8 million against Brown and about $2 million against Mandel.
… ‘There’s no way in the world we’re going to have as much money as they are,’ Mandel told about 60 Smiths employees, in addition to media members.”
Mandel’s special interest friends have spent $9.4 million on false, negative ads that lie and distort Sherrod Brown’s record, making Sherrod their top target in the U.S. Senate. And just two weeks ago Mandel seemed thankful for the support, telling Politico this:
“I think the outside spending on the conservative side has been very effective and has helped tightened the race.”
“Josh Mandel knows better than anyone that the only reason this race is competitive is that secretly-funded special interests have poured $9.4 million into Ohio on his behalf, making his phony outrage over outside spending all the more ridiculous,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker. “Ohioans can’t trust him to hire qualified staff, show up for work or accept campaign contributions that don’t attract attention from the FBI, and with him now feigning anger over the very special interests keeping his campaign above water, it’s clear there is literally nothing Josh Mandel won’t lie about.”
Paid for by the Ohio Democratic Party, Chris Redfern, Chairman