Apparently after the Dispatch endorsement he decided to go with the nuclear option?
Wouldn't surprise me. He's literally got nothing to lose now.
I have to ask the obvious question: if both Josh Mandel and Sherrod Brown are undesirable candidates, why not go for the third option (Scott Rupert)?
Unfortunately, I didn't even know he was an option until I just printed out my sample ballot to research my options. I have got to say, as someone who is a small "l" Libertarian (fiscally conservative, socially liberal - I hate that the Libertarian party is now associated with the racist, xenophobic asshats who consider themselves patriots), and as someone who has a history of voting for Libertarian candidates in the primaries, the party itself has done absolutely nothing to try to make sure I vote for their candidates - no mail, no commercials, no calls, no door to door canvassers, nothing. Mandel and Brown are just different sides of the same coin - extremely partisan, more interested in towing the party line rather than crossing the aisle in order to get anything done.
Honestly, until I realized that Rupert was on the ballot, I was just going to abstain from that race totally because neither one was an option I could get behind. Just wondering what others think of Rupert as a candidate, and how you feel he stacks up to the other two...
Sherrod Brown Election Results: Democratic Ohio Senator Wins Against Josh Mandel
Posted: 11/06/2012 9:28 pm
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) won reelection against State Treasurer Josh Mandel Tuesday, projects the Associated Press.
READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/sherrod-brown-election-results-2012_n_2049752.html
Ohio Senate Race: Millions Spent, No Change
November 7, 2012
by Tom Borgerding
89.7 NPR News Managing Editor
Ohio voters kept their democratic senator. Incumbent Sherrod Brown won a new six year term after beating back a challenge from Republican Josh Mandel. At the downtown Columbus Hilton Sherrod Brown struggled for his voice after turning back challenger Mandel.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/11/07/ohio-senate-race-millions-spent-no-change/
I'm sure Josh Mandel's parents were sick of having to drive him to rallys and other engagements, dude looks like he's in tenth grade.
Not even a 10th grader from today; a 10th grader from the late '90s.
What a weasel!
Year In Review: The Most Expensive Senate Race In Ohio History
December 31, 2012
by Karen Kasler
It was the most expensive and perhaps the most bitter campaign for US Senate in Ohio history – and it featured two starkly different candidates.
This race that would make history started quietly. Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown, long known as a veteran liberal lawmaker, started his campaign for a second term with almost no fanfare. State treasurer and conservative Republican Josh Mandel made his announcement at the Akron Press Club in March with some lines that became standard fare for his stump speeches.
READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/12/31/year-in-review-the-most-expensive-senate-race-in-ohio-history/
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