Mandel Campaign Limps Through Another Week And Waits For Next Secretly Funded Attack Ad Against Sherrod
COLUMBUS, OHIO – It’s been another banner week for Josh Mandel, who in just one week’s time, earned himself Politifact’s “Pants on Fire crown” and suspiciously appears to have been caught moving Board of Deposit meetings to fit his campaign and fundraising schedule. This news was followed by a new Quinnipiac poll showing Sen. Brown leading Mandel by 12 percentage points.
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Campaign attacks give Josh Mandel Pants on Fire crown
“The free-swinging strategy has made Mandel the Pants on Fire leader of PolitiFact Ohio.
Five of his statements have been rated Pants On Fire, a label reserved for claims both false and ridiculous, which took him past Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder for the state record.”
Dayton Daily News – Ohio treasurer Mandel attends rescheduled board meetings
“Mandel’s administration stuck to the date and time for every meeting until March 19, according to meeting minutes, when Mandel attended his first board meeting after missing the first 14 of his term. …
Mandel’s meeting absences and originally scheduled meetings have coincided with campaign events.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown leads challenger Josh Mandel by 12 points in new poll
“That puts Brown, of Avon, above the all-important 50 percent threshold and stakes him to a 12 percentage point advantage over Mandel, of Beachwood. …
Brown leads Mandel among independent voters, 49 percent to 38 percent, according to the poll. Women favor Brown by a 55 percent to 34 percent margin…”
“It was only a matter of time before Josh Mandel was officially crowned King of Ohio’s Liars, and coupled with another example of just how little he cares about being Treasurer, it’s no wonder that the more Ohioans learn about Josh Mandel the more they think he’s just another politician who can’t be trusted,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker. “Despite $11.5 million in secretly-funded special interest cash keeping Josh Mandel’s campaign afloat, Ohioans aren’t buying what he’s peddling and no amount of outside money from the likes of the Koch Bros. or Karl Rove will disguise from the fact that Mandel’s not on the side of Ohio’s middle class and he’d be a rubber stamp for Washington special interests.”
Paid for by the Ohio Democratic Party, Chris Redfern, Chairman