Mandel Hires Fundraising Firm For Senate Bid He Won’t Admit To, Still Refuses To Discuss SB 5, Unanswered Questions
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Josh Mandel may not be talking to Ohio voters or the press about his “obvious and well orchestrated” bid for the U.S. Senate, but he apparently has no problem discussing his plans with high-dollar Republican donors that his new D.C. based fundraising consultant lines up.
Various outlets reported Wednesday that Mandel hired a fundraising consulting firm that represents other Republican Senators and candidates. “You may not live in Ohio, but Josh is going to need help from all over the nation..,” said DC-area fundraiser Laura Van Hove to right-wing donors, “Please let me know if you'd like to be a part of a conference call with Josh on Monday, April 18 at 1:00 PM EST.”
So why is Josh Mandel unwilling to come clean with Ohio voters about questions surrounding his candidacy and legislation on the minds of middle class Ohioans if he’s perfectly comfortable chatting up wealthy donors?
Ohioans are still waiting for Josh Mandel to:
“Unfortunately this is even further evidence that proves Josh Mandel has more interest in his own career than in keeping the promises he makes to Ohio voters,” said Ohio Democratic Party press secretary Justin Barasky. “Josh started his campaign with a broken promise and has continued by refusing to come clean about a host of issues that affect Ohio, including Senate Bill 5, a Republican proposal to dismantle Medicare, and the simple fact that he’s clearly running for office yet again. Apparently soliciting money from wealthy right-wing donors is more important than answering questions from the working men and women that elected him.”