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Offline mu2010

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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2018, 04:17:43 PM »
Portman is inoffensive, but the past year has made me really dislike him. He seems to just want to hide away, never wants to open his mouth at all let alone take the lead on a key issue (except opiate crisis which while important, doing something about it is pretty noncontroversial). We never get any town halls, he never comes out strongly for or against anything, we never have any idea what he's thinking. The headlines always say "Marco Rubio wants x" or "Bob Corker wants Y" or "Ted Cruz said Z." And McCain, Collins, Flake, Murkowski etc... but never, ever Rob Portman. Maybe he's working it behind the scenes but it appears that he isn't.

It's like we aren't even being represented at all. I noticed this behavior with the Obamacare repeal saga but truthfully, it's how he always comports himself. At the end of the day, I'd rather have him than a Trumpublican, but seriously, do something man.
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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2018, 04:26:46 PM »
WOW

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/01/05/republican-u-s-senate-candidate-josh-mandel-drops-out-u-s-senate-race/1008097001/

Josh Mandel drops out of Senate race.

Don't know if there will be strong competition. Headwinds are not in GOP favor, Mandel lost 6 years ago. To do so again is political suicide and he would be finished. He is going to sit back and wait for another opportunity to run for a different seat. Maybe a viable challenger will surface with less to lose politically than Mandel, but he did this as a calculated political move so he could have a future.

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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2018, 09:22:33 AM »
The news about Mandel's wife's "deteriorating health" is very vague. Sooner or later, the details will come out....such as, I had just read on another thread that there may be more to this. There is a rumor that something went down at a bachelor party involving one of his friends. There are supposedly pictures.
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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2018, 10:09:55 AM »
The news about Mandel's wife's "deteriorating health" is very vague. Sooner or later, the details will come out....such as, I had just read on another thread that there may be more to this. There is a rumor that something went down at a bachelor party involving one of his friends. There are supposedly pictures.

I can confirm that his wife does indeed have serious health issues. So let's all be kind (not calling you out @KJP) and just wish her well and move on from this point.

I can also confirm that Mandel and his staffers have never left their fraternity. The guy employed his friends as staff at every position he's held. He encapsulates "the swamp"

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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2018, 10:49:48 AM »
J.D. Vance ‘seriously considering’ run for GOP Senate nomination

Columbus resident and Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance is more than flirting with a run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate following the exit of Treasurer Josh Mandel from the race.

“J.D. is seriously considering a run at this point,” said Jai Chabria, a former top adviser to Gov. John Kasich who now is working with Vance, who has never sought or held elective office.

The 33-year-old has attracted the interest of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other national Republicans as a potential opponent for Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown. ... Vance and McConnell have spoken more than once as party leaders apparently continue to shop for a candidate beyond wealthy, Cleveland-area investment banker Mike Gibbons, who also is a political novice.

MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180110/jd-vance-seriously-considering-run-for-gop-senate-nomination
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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 05:49:25 PM »
I can confirm that Josh's wife does have some health issues.

I can ALSO confirm that his wife's health was NOT the reason Josh Mandel dropped out of the Senate race. I anticipate the story will be out within a week or so.

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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2018, 09:33:51 PM »
Marines remember him carrying lens-cleaning supplies for no reason in his commercials. I say that's it.

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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2018, 03:06:30 PM »
I can confirm that Josh's wife does have some health issues.

I can ALSO confirm that his wife's health was NOT the reason Josh Mandel dropped out of the Senate race. I anticipate the story will be out within a week or so.

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Re: 2018 U.S. Senate Race
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2018, 03:22:14 PM »
^We'll see if the story makes it out. But I've heard from now multiple reliable sources that it stems back to the 2011 dealings with Ben Suarez