Skip to comments.Mandel doubles down on military cred in new Senate ad in Ohio
Posted on 05/01/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) is out with the second ad of his Senate campaign against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and like his first ad, released last week, his new ad puts his military service front and center.
Mandel, a former U.S. Marine who served in Iraq before becoming a state lawmaker and then being elected to his first term as state treasurer, promotes a tough-guy image in the ad, where his former troop mates declare their support for his campaign and their confidence that his military training has readied him for Washington.
Josh Mandel is a Marine, and you dont push Marines around, one of his fellow service members says in the ad.
Mandels campaign had reserved about $540,000 in airtime in Ohio last week for the first round of ads. That figure has been upped to almost $1 million now that the new ad is in rotation, according to a source tracking the ad market in Ohio.
Mandel's previous ad, titled "Boots," also highlights his two tours in Iraq and his family legacy in the military. The 30-second spot shows Mandel lacing up his boots as if preparing for battle.
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This is a very compelling ad. I hope that he wins going away.
I heard this ad while driving through Ohio today. There was NO mention that Mandel was a democrat. In fact, I thought the ad was for a Republican/conservative candidate, not a lib.
yikes...I’m getting old. Mandel looks like he’s 15 years old.
Mandel is a liberal democrat?
LOL, Mandel’s as conservative as they come.... and he’s a republician.
He does look like he’s (maybe) 15, but has served 2 tours in Iraq w/The Marines, was a state legislator, and is the current Treasurer of The State of Ohio. Hopefully, he sends brown into retirement.
You are very confused my friend.
Mandel is a conservative Republican. The democrat is Senator Sherrod Brown of course. I don’t know what freeper GreyFriar was thinking.
It would be nice to win this one.
A MEGA-WHOOPS is all I can say. From the conversation going on the columbus area radio station I assumed that Mandel was a dem. and I didn’t notice the d and r after the respective names in the article.
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