The race for U.S. Senate in Ohio is expected to be one of the more interesting contests in the 2012 election cycle.
The incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is up for re-election. Brown defeated Republican Mike DeWine in a race for senator in 2006. Before running for the U.S. Senate, Sherrod Brown was a U.S. Representative for the 13th Congressional District.
Although the complete field of politicians who may run against Brown is still unclear, the name that comes up most often is Treasurer of the State of Ohio Josh Mandel. Before becoming State Treasurer, Republican Josh Mandel was elected State Representative from the 17th Ohio House District in 2006, and re-elected to the same position in 2008.
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Mandel does not dispute that he was quiet. He was away for nearly half of his first term, serving the second of two tours in Iraq, where he was a Marine Corps intelligence specialist. In his second term, Democrats ruled the House, affording Mandel fewer chances to shine.
But Mandel believes his record is better measured by the 71 percent of voters who granted him that second term. He also boasts of a willingness to tell the heads of both parties to “pound salt.” As examples, he pointed to two bipartisan bills that he and few others opposed.
It is far from certain, however, that voters will view
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