Ohio’s conservative State Treasurer Josh Mandel recently announced that he is running for the US Senate in a campaign that, if successful in the Republican Primary, would pit him against Far-Left Democrat Sherrod Brown.
Conservative Josh Mandel booked two early endorsements from conservative powerhouses The Club for Growth PAC and The Senate Conservatives Fund, and now he’s picked-up a third, our friends at the Citizens United Political Victory Fund.
Mandel was one of the few politicians to get the Ohio State Muslim terrorist attack right. After the attack he tweeted: "Looks like Radical Islamic terror came to my alma mater today. So sad what happened at OSU. We must remain vigilant against Radical Islam." About two hours later, he tweeted the last line again.
Mandel’s tweet came after the student responsible for the attack was identified as a Muslim, a Somali refugee who stayed for a short time in Pakistan, characteristics shared by several other Muslim terrorists.
While establishment Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich foolishly claimed that "we may never find out" the motivations of the attacker Josh Mandel got it right.
Mandel has gotten another thing right, one that should endear him to Ohio’s taxpayers and budget hawks everywhere: the OHIOCHECKBOOK APP.
This new mobile app gives users the ability to track 151 million individual Ohio state expenditures and 562,000 Ohio Public Employee Salaries.
When Josh Mandel was elected Treasurer of Ohio, his state ranked 46th in the nation on transparency. Today, Ohio ranks #1 and now the bar is set even higher.
Josh Mandel is the first elected official in history to push his state spending to a mobile app. Now you can see the good and the bad in Ohio state government spending from the palm of your hand.
Produced in cooperation with our friends at OpentheBooks.com, a project of American Transparency- a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan, charitable organization, the OhioCheckBook app is the first of its kind on the state level.
The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) does not endorse a candidate in every Senate race. Instead, the organization focuses its efforts on the best candidates nationwide. To win SCF's endorsement, a candidate must be a true conservative, have strong grassroots support, and be able to execute a winning campaign.
So far this cycle Josh Mandel is the only candidate SCF has endorsed.
“Josh Mandel is a model of pro-growth fiscal conservatism in Ohio, and the Club for Growth PAC is proud to endorse him for U.S. Senate,” said Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh. “Josh’s efforts to cut taxes at the state and local levels, his opposition to Obamacare expansion in Ohio, and his work to make the Buckeye State the best in the country for transparency in state spending all show the credentials of a proven economic conservative who will fight for taxpayers in Washington.”
The Club for Growth has also released information from its first poll of Ohio Republicans for the 2018 Senate race, showing Mandel with a big lead.
Now our friends at the Citizens United Political Victory Fund have also gotten behind Josh Mandel.
Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, issued the following statement endorsing Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. CUPVF has also contributed $5,000 to Mandel's campaign.
"Citizens United Political Victory Fund is proud to support conservative outsider Josh Mandel for U.S. Senator from Ohio. Josh is a principled leader who wants to come to Washington to help President Trump enact his pro-America reform agenda. Josh is ready to repeal and replace Obamacare, cut taxes, and secure the border," said Citizens United President David N. Bossie.
"All Sherrod Brown is doing in the Senate is running a permanent obstruction campaign against President Trump under the leadership of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Ohioans want more out of their elected leadership than just saying no," Bossie added.
"As a U.S. Marine veteran who served our country on two tours in Iraq, Josh Mandel will be a strong voice in the United States Senate working with President Trump to destroy ISIS once and for all. Josh Mandel is an outstanding public servant and I’m proud to stand with him. I urge all voters in Ohio to vote for Washington outsider Josh Mandel," Bossie concluded.
We like what we see in Mandel, particularly his fiscal conservatism and his willingness to tell it like it is about the war Islam has declared on the West.
However, Mandel’s election will be no slam dunk, because here’s what conservative truth-tellers like Josh Mandel are going to be up against in the 2018 Senate campaign.
No sooner had Mandel tweeted his call for vigilance against militant Islam than he was attacked by Michael Premo, chief of staff for Ohio Senate Democrats, who blasted Mandel, tweeting, "Looks like knee-jerk islamophobia came to my state today. So sad what @JoshMandelOhio said. We must remain vigilant against prejudice.”
To learn more about Josh Mandel, the rising conservative candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, go to his website http://joshmandel.com/ .