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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Early eyes on the 2012 U.S. Senate race

Josh Mandel
Sherrod Brown
The Democratic Party announced Monday that U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown raised $1.3 million in the first quarter of this year to defend his seat in next year's November election (and, Brown has $2.5 million in cash on hand).

Then on Tuesday, Democrats criticized Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (a Republican) for announcing he would like to run against Brown for the spot in the U.S. Senate. Mandel was elected in November and has been serving in office for fewer than four months.

Election campaigning sure starts early. Not only does Brown already have a good amount of money for his re-election campaign, but it also seems that the Democrats are ready to come out swinging against a Republican who wants to unseat him.

Should Mandel stay in his seat or run for Senate? Vote in our poll at News-Herald.com/Opinion.

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-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm soory but I think it shows a lack of commitment on Mr. Mandels part and Mr. Brown hasn't done much for the state. This is the greatest state in the union and we need the greatest minds. I recently had the opportunity to hear a Republican Eric LaMont Gregory who is also running for US Senate in 2012,speak. And after a three minute speech he had a three minute standing ovation. He gave me a feeling of hope for once. My thought was, all our politicians should be more like this guy. He actually stayed around after his speech and took questions about what he was talking about. That is uncommon, normally politicians leave after the speech. PLEASE look him up www.theoxfordscientist.com, he understands what this state needs. I can't wait to see Mr. Mandel debating on stage with this guy.

April 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM 

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