The first primary election for U.S. Senate will occur in Ohio two weeks from today. Voters can send a true conservative fighter to Washington by nominating State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
Josh Mandel is not only the strongest conservative in the race, he also has the best chance of defeating Democrat U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown — ranked the most liberal politician in the Senate.
We looked for a suitable candidate to take on Sherrod Brown for nearly six months last year. Several names were floated, but nobody stepped forward until a young, former U.S. Marine answered the call.
Josh Mandel was not recruited by Washington; he was drafted by the grassroots in Ohio. And over the past eight months, he has shown the strength voters are looking for.
In fact, when House Speaker John Boehner — another Ohio Republican — cut a deal with President Obama to increase the debt limit without balancing the budget, Josh Mandel courageously opposed it.
This kind of principled independence is exactly what our nation needs today, but it stands in stark contrast to Sherrod Brown's blind support for President Obama's liberal agenda.
If Josh Mandel is nominated by Republicans in Ohio to face Sherrod Brown next November, it will be one of the biggest political showdowns in the country.
The race will pit a young conservative leader with the principles and determination to restore America's greatness against a liberal, career politician who has supported the policies that gave us sky-high unemployment and over $15 trillion in debt. Consider the contrast:
Brown voted FOR the Wall Street bailout. Mandel opposes it.
Brown voted FOR the $787 billion stimulus bill. Mandel opposes it.
Brown voted FOR President Obama's government takeover of healthcare. Mandel supports full repeal.
Brown voted FOR the Cash for Clunkers program. Mandel opposes it.
Brown voted for FOR union intimidation using "card check" elections. Mandel opposes card check.
Brown voted AGAINST permanent repeal of the death tax. Mandel supports full repeal.
Brown voted AGAINST the earmark moratorium. Mandel supports a permanent ban.
Brown voted AGAINST defunding Planned Parenthood. Mandel supports defunding it.
Brown voted AGAINST the Balanced Budget Amendment. Mandel supports it.
Brown SUPPORTS cap-and-trade legislation that will destroy jobs. Mandel opposes it.
Brown SUPPORTS raising the debt limit. Mandel opposes it.
On issue after issue, the choice is clear. Josh Mandel fights for freedom while Sherrod Brown fights for debt and dependency.
Voters in the Buckeye State can replace Sherrod Brown next year with a true conservative leader who will stand up to the big spenders in both political parities, but that can only happen if the voters know they have a choice.
That is why the Senate Conservatives Fund needs your support to tell the voters in Ohio about Josh Mandel and make certain they know the truth about Sherrod Brown.
Josh Mandel is not as well-known as Sherrod Brown, but he's gradually gaining on him. When we endorsed Mandel last year, he trailed Brown by more than 15 points. But a recent Rasmussen Reports survey shows Mandel trailing by just 4 points.