Skip to comments.Ohio: Mandel Pulls Within One in Senate Race
Posted on 09/25/2012 12:19:03 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
Josh Mandel doesn't know how to quit.
The State Treasurer, who turns 35 in two days, is a man to be respected, even at his young age. The Marine Corps veteran spent eight years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. As a City Councilman he pushed tax reformed and knocked on almost 20,000 doors in his campaign for the Ohio House of Representatives. Elected as Treasurer in 2010 by 14 points, he is now taking on Sherrod Brown, one of the most liberal members of the Senate.
Coming from a large deficit, Mandel is only down by one.
Brown: 44% Mandel: 43% Other/und: 13%
What is helping Mandel here is the high level of undecided voters. Many of these voters turn against the incumbent, which may happen with such a polarizing figure as Brown.
IMHO it’s highly unlikely that things like this are happening at the same time that Obama and the libs running in Senate races are supposedly doing well. This could be a 2010 type of outcome.
If this is true, then Obama is not way ahead in OH. With six weeks to go, this is a good sign.
If this is true, it’s fabulous news. I just don’t know what to believe anymore. And this is with a +10 for the Democrats?
Seeing Sherrod Brown go down on election night would be a fine sight to see. For someone from a swing state, the guy is pretty darn left-wing - a lifetime ACU rating lower than Harry Reid or Kristen Gillibrand.
Come on Ohio! You can do it!
Union vs. non-union
Minority vs. white
Old vs. young
Employed vs. unemployed
The biggest will be voter turnout...and fraud.
Sherrod Brown needs to go, the Marxist loser needs to go by way of the dodo bird.
He has huge financial support from the national leftwingers. But his liberal record is being exposed for the first time, and Mandel is a fresh energetic face.
Not really. If you look at the absentee ballots that LdSentinal and I have been tracking, the R numbers are WAY up over 08 and the D numbers are way down. For ex., in Warren County (deep red) which went for McCain 2:1, the ration of R to D absentees has risen to FIVE to one!
In Cayahoga, where Obama won 68-30, the registration ratio now is 54-24. Rs are down six, but Dems are down a whopping 14!!
So, increasingly I don’t think the indies will matter as much as we once thought, because I think the GOP base is going to win this election without them.
Awesome news LS, thanks for the update.
How does he have time to prepare for the debates with all the talk shows he’s doing? Or, has the media given him the questions ahead of time? Makes one wonder.
President-elect Romney's coattails could put him over the top.
Mandel will beat Brown. Remember where you heard it first.
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