Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Campaign Evaluation: Josh Mandel (U.S. Senate, R-OH)

  1. #1

    Campaign Evaluation: Josh Mandel (U.S. Senate, R-OH)

    This thread is intended to be a collection point of the strong pros and cons of any potential liberty candidate / campaign that is being discussed / promoted on the forum. You are welcome to post both positive and not-so-positive attributes about the candidate as they related to their position on supporting liberty as well as issues relating to their campaign. The most important information may be aggregated in this top post for easy reference.

    Candidate Name: Josh Mandel
    Office Sought: U.S. Senate, Ohio
    Current Office: Ohio Treasurer
    Website: http://joshmandel.com/

    Social Media:
    Twitter

    Candidate Profile: On the Issues
    Civil Liberties:
    Constitutional Issues:
    Economic Issues:
    Foreign Policy:
    Social Issues:
    Overall Issues Rating:

    Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
    State: Ohio
    District: N/A
    Incumbent: Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
    Primary Date:
    Other Primary Candidates:
    Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties:
    Cook PVI:
    Relevant poll numbers:

    Overall Race Profile Rating:

    Miscellaneous Pros/Cons

    Key strong points:

    Unknown points for further research:

    Possible weak points:

    Possible deal breakers:

    Overall Rating:
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.



  2. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  3. #2
    Trump sparks imitator in Ohio Senate race
    By Lisa Hagen - 12/11/16

    Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) is looking to replicate Donald Trump's campaign strategy, hoping to reap the benefits of the president-elect's success in his second Senate bid.

    Mandel is looking to unseat Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in 2018, taking advantage of a midterm electorate that leans more Republican.

    Mandel announced his bid on Wednesday in a style straight out of the Trump playbook, including with familiar slogans like “rigged system” and “drain the swamp.” He leaned heavily into Trump campaign themes of improving the middle class and decreasing the influence of lobbyists and special interests.

    “Most people think Washington is broken, but really it’s just a rigged system,” Mandel said in the video. “The politicians and their cronies get rich while the middle class struggles.”

    Mandel’s coziness to Trump could pay political dividends. The president-elect won the perennial swing state by 8 percent even after polls leading up to the election showed him ahead by only a few points.

    His announcement also played up two pillars of Trump’s campaign: immigration policy and national security. The Ohio Republican highlighted in his announcement his opposition to sanctuary cities and called for stronger border security.

    In a Dec. 1 speech at Trump’s “thank you tour” event in Cincinnati, just days after a Somali refugee’s attack at Ohio State left 13 people injured, Mandel blasted politicians who refuse to say “radical Islam.” Similarly, Trump mocked Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for declining to use the phrase.

    Mandel, a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Iraq, is the first declared Senate challenger of 2018. Mandel won his state treasurer position in 2010.

    Mandel’s entrance in the race quickly met with praise from high-profile Republicans. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and conservative group FreedomWorks quickly issued endorsements. The following day, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) sent out a fundraising email.

    GOP pollster WPA Research conducted an early poll showing Mandel leading Brown by 1 point, putting his potential lead within the 4 percent margin of error.

    Republican strategists in Ohio give Mandel the upper hand in the primary even as more Republican candidates are expected to launch bids. They say his statewide name recognition plus his prolific fundraising makes him a daunting primary opponent and a credible challenger to the popular Brown.
    ...
    Before Mandel can face Brown in a rematch, he must win a GOP primary that has already drawn other prospective challengers.

    Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) has been looking at this race for the past six months, according to a GOP source. Tiberi has close ties to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, after working for him in Congress and now holding his old House seat. Tiberi has a well-padded war chest with $5.2 million cash on hand.
    ...
    Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) isn’t ruling out a statewide run, but hasn’t specified whether he's interested in Senate or governor.

    State Sen.-elect Matt Huffman (R) is another potential contender. Strategists say he doesn’t have a statewide platform like Mandel, but are told he has a “significant backing.” Huffman confirmed to The Hill that he’s been urged to consider running, but won’t make that decision until June 2017.
    ...
    http://thehill.com/news/campaign/309...io-senate-race
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

  4. #3
    And Mandel appears to be another Bill Kristol disciple. Neoconned again. Another Trojan Horse neoconservative trying too sneak in on a popular wave.

    Conservative pundit William Kristol helped recruit Josh Mandel to challenge Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.
    ...
    Wind whipped across the patio, but the rain held off long enough for Weekly Standard Editor and conservative icon William Kristol to introduce Josh Mandel as representative of the hope for the Republican reformation of America.
    ...
    http://wksu.org/news/feature/election2012/32872
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mandel-kristol-original.jpg 
Views:	0 
Size:	26.8 KB 
ID:	5460
    Twitter: B4Liberty@USAB4L
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul


    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

  5. #4
    Seems similar to Tom Cotton. Strong on domestic issues that GOP voters care about & willing to start WWIII on foreign issues.
    BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky Washington liberals are trying to push through the so-called DREAM Act, which creates an official path to Democrat voter registration for 2 million college-age illegal immigrants.
    Rand Paul 2010

    Booker T. Washington:
    Cast it down among the eight millions of Negroes whose habits you know, whose
    fidelity and love you have tested in days when to have proved treacherous meant the ruin of your firesides.

  6. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    And Mandel appears to be another Bill Kristol disciple. Neoconned again. Another Trojan Horse neoconservative trying too sneak in on a popular wave.
    A tribe member lawyer trying to sneak his way into office? Say it ain't so!
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    The entire internet is the domain of paid shills and bots. If you don't know this by now....

    Israel, under control of the Crown and, ultimately, the Vatican, own the USA. If you don't know this by now....

    Talk to people about liberty. You won't find it on websites, you won't find it in politicians.

    Visiting the Outer Banks of NC?
    Outer Banks NC Fishing Boat Rentals



Similar Threads

  1. Campaign Evaluation: Matt Bevin (U.S. Senate, R-KY) - campaign ended
    By malkusm in forum Liberty Campaign Evaluation
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-22-2014, 12:37 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-23-2013, 07:34 PM
  3. Campaign Evaluation: Paul Broun (U.S. Senate, R-GA) - campaign ended
    By malkusm in forum Liberty Campaign Evaluation
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 11-11-2013, 10:38 AM
  4. Does RANDPAC have ads for Josh Mandel? If not, he should.
    By supermario21 in forum Rand Paul Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-25-2012, 06:52 PM
  5. Replies: 48
    Last Post: 10-24-2012, 08:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •