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S E N A T E C A N D I D A T E O F T H E W E E K: JOSH MANDEL
July 10, 2012 | firebrand

Posted on 07/10/2012 6:43:22 PM PDT by firebrand

This is the first of a series that will highlight some close Senate races for November.

Those of us in blue states are privileged to be able to support candidates in other states that have a better chance of winning than those in our own state.

Randita and InterceptPoint have done the groundwork on this concept, and I will link to the pertinent thread below.

Although the Josh Mandel race is not in the Top Ten, as determined by the experts, it is number 11, and is important for several reasons.

Foremost among them is that Mandel is for everything conservatives believe in, and his opponent, Sherrod Brown, has been named one of the eight most liberal members of Congress by the National Journal.

Mandel, now the State Treasurer of Ohio, has called for the repeal of Obamacare. He is for fewer regulations and less taxation, whereas Sherrod Brown has voted for Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the $831 billion stimulus bill. In fact, the president flew him back to DC when commercial airlines could not get him there in time for the stimulus bill vote.

Sherrod Brown has a 0 rating from the ACU, having voted against every one of the ACU's recommendations in 2011.

Mandel has received the Marine Cops Achievement Medal for his service in Iraq and has been endorsed by Jim DeMint's Senate Conservative Fund, the Club for Growth, Rob Portman, and Mark Levin, among many others.

Mandel believes "Israel is our best friend and ally in the Middle East."

As far as funding, Mandel has $5.3 million, behind Sherrod Brown by a million dollars, but he has been closing the gap as the funds pour in, and the polling has shown him closing the point gap as well.

You can read more at joshmandel.com.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 07/10/2012 6:43:27 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Sherrod Brown is a Far left extreme liberal. Is Mandel calling him what he is? Too extreme for Ohio. Does not have Ohio values. Menendez D-NJ was using same theme in 2008 against Republicans with DSCC.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: firebrand
Here's the thread posted by tsowellfan, with randita's important chart at Reply 44.
3 posted on 07/10/2012 6:49:56 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Defiantly will get my vote. Got to get rid of Sherrod Brown and I can think of no one better suited than Mandel.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 6:50:01 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: firebrand

It will be a pleasure to support USMC Josh Mandel. S. Brown needs to be sent packing!


5 posted on 07/10/2012 6:51:43 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: randita; InterceptPoint; Impy; tsowellfan

Thanks for your groundwork and help on this. Here’s the first in the series.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 6:54:56 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: doc1019

I have donated to Josh. Please follow my lead and donate, get a sign and volunter for Josh.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 7:11:41 PM PDT by sharpee
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To: doc1019

I have donated to Josh. Please follow my lead and donate, get a sign and volunter for Josh.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 7:11:41 PM PDT by sharpee
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To: sharpee

I have done all of the above.


9 posted on 07/10/2012 7:15:18 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: firebrand

http://www.electmandel.org/


10 posted on 07/10/2012 7:24:34 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: doc1019; sharpee

Don’t forget your personal e-mail lists of conservatives, and ask them to forward to their list. Let’s start the chain reactions going!


11 posted on 07/10/2012 7:38:47 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

And well done it is.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 8:01:36 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: firebrand

Great way to start off your senate race series.. Mandel is as good as they get. Praying we rid the great state of Ohio of that liberal slimeball Sherrod Brown this November!!


13 posted on 07/10/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: firebrand; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Ohio Ping!
To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail (works best), all three of us, LasVegasDave, Flutters and Whenifhow.

14 posted on 07/10/2012 9:10:32 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: InterceptPoint

Thank you, maestro.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 9:55:53 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: LS; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; ...
Does anyone know if there is an OH Ping List and if so, who maintains it?

If you want to be on firebrand's Candidate of the Week post or on Political Junkie's Guide to the Elections, freepmail me.

Political Junkie's Guide to the Elections

16 posted on 07/11/2012 5:54:46 AM PDT by randita
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To: firebrand

go Josh go


17 posted on 07/11/2012 5:57:44 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Reddy; firebrand
Through MA, we're looking pretty good. VA through NM are in the Toss Up category at this point, so we need help to get them leaning GOP. From NJ on is Lean to Likely D, but could potentially become competitive if Obama support starts to crater so they need to be kept on the radar screen.

 

7/11/12 - Race for the U.S. Senate Ranked Roughly From Most to Least Likely GOP Win

State

Republican Candidate Democrat/IND Candidate Hold OR Gain
NE* Debra Fischer Bob Kerrey GAIN
AZ* Primary 8/28/12 (Jeff Flake#)   HOLD
IN* Richard Mourdock Joe Donnelly HOLD
MO Primary 8/7/12 (Sarah Steelman#) Claire McCaskill+ GAIN
WI* Primary 8/14/12 (Tommy Thompson#)   GAIN
NV Dean Heller+ Shelley Berkley HOLD
ND* Rick Berg Heidi Heitcamp GAIN
MT Denny Rehberg Jon Tester* GAIN
MA Scott Brown+ Elizabeth Warren HOLD
VA* George Allen Tim Kaine GAIN
OH Josh Mandel Sherrod Brown+ GAIN
FL Primary 8/14/12 (Connie Mack#) Bill Nelson+ GAIN
MI Primary 8/7/12 Debbie Stabenow+ GAIN
NM* Heather Wilson Martin Heinrich GAIN
NJ Joe Kyrillos Bob Menendez+ GAIN
PA Tom Smith Bob Casey+ GAIN
WV John Raese Joe Manchin+ GAIN
HI* Primary 8/11/12 (Linda Lingle#)   GAIN
CT* Primary 8/14/12   GAIN
ME* Charles Summers Angus King (Ind.) HOLD
WA Primary 8/7/12 Maria Cantwell+ GAIN
*Open Seat      +Incumbent      #GOP Frontrunner  

 

18 posted on 07/11/2012 6:04:25 AM PDT by randita
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To: All
Josh Mandel on the right:

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19 posted on 07/11/2012 6:14:26 AM PDT by randita
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To: firebrand

Much thanks, firebrand, for keeping us up to date on these Senate races.


20 posted on 07/11/2012 6:15:58 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Whenifhow

Please ping the OH group to this post. Thanks!


21 posted on 07/11/2012 6:31:17 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita

Got a note from Mandel campaign. It had a goal of $38k by Sat and already has over $24k.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 7:38:59 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: firebrand; LeprechaunAngst; Captiva; Molly Pitcher; RoboMike; tigger51385; IDEAL; thingumbob; ...
Ohio ping here.

We Freepers across America must work together to take control of the US Senate! Here in Florida we are working to make sure Senator Bill Nelson goes into retirement!

Our Republican Primary is August 14th and we Floridians will join together in support of the winner who will face Bill Nelson in November!

23 posted on 07/11/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; firebrand

Well since I am finding it hard to bring myself to support Romney perhaps I will whole heartedly support Mandel and Romney might just hitch a ride on his coat tails ;)


24 posted on 07/11/2012 11:10:14 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Ohio Ping!
To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail,
(the three of us), Flutters, Whenifhow, and LasVegasDave.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 3:19:08 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo!")
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Donna Glisman would have raised like a billion dollars by now and be leading Brown by 700 points! ;p


26 posted on 07/11/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

And sold you that condo with a view of Lake Erie, which you will NEVER GET NOW.


27 posted on 07/11/2012 4:38:26 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: firebrand

“Although the Josh Mandel race is not in the Top Ten, as determined by the experts...”

Balderdeash, Bull $hit, Bovine Feces...Josh Mandel’s Senate race is No 1 for those of us who care in Ohio. And seriously, how can one Senate race, where a leftist Demoncrat needs to be defeated by a Republican Candidate be considered higher in importantance than any other similar race? I know Josh Mandel is a conservative. ‘Nuff said.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I know, the turquoise blue waters of tranquil Lake Erie. I am kicking myself.


29 posted on 07/11/2012 8:06:03 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SMGFan

Brown was flown in from his mother’s funeral to be the deciding vote on the “stimulus”, he was the deciding vote on Obamacare, and he is, according to the last listing I saw, the most liberal member of the Senate, which, in a body that has Bernie Sanders among its members, saying quite a lot.


30 posted on 07/11/2012 8:25:09 PM PDT by mak5
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To: mak5

We thought our junior senator in NY had that honor, but I see that the ACU has rated her a 5, whereas Sherrod Brown is 0.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Good report. Thanks.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 6:13:13 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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