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Josh Mandel Ad Touts Award From Elusive Conservative Group
Pema Levy –
Josh Mandel, the Ohio state treasurer who is challenging Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, touts an award in a new ad from a group that is largely untraceable -- and Ohio Democrats are calling him out.
"Josh Mandel is so desperate to distract voters" from his record in office, "that he's laughably touting a meaningless award, which he accepted from a practically defunct right-wing interest group before he was even the treasurer, and hoping no one notices," Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker said in a release.
The ad notes Mandel was named a "Watchdog of the Treasury" by United Conservatives of Ohio. The award, which he received in 2007 -- before becoming state treasurer -- is also mentioned in his biography on the Treasury's website.