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Ad Highlights Josh Mandel’s Ridiculous Attempt To Distract From His 0% Attendance Record At Board Of Deposit Meetings His First Year In Office By Attacking Sherrod’s 99% Voting Attendance Record As Senator
The Friends of Sherrod Brown Campaign today released a new ad, “Liar, Liar,” which highlights Josh Mandel’s well-documented history of lying about Sherrod and sinking to new depths in political dishonesty by consistently repeating false statements even after they’ve been debunked.
In a blatant attempt to distract from his decision to blow off every single meeting of the billion-dollar investment board he’s supposed to chair during his first year in office, Mandel’s latest misleading ad actually accuses Sherrod of missing work, despite the fact that Sherrod has a 99 percent voting record in the senate. Mandel’s ad has already been called possibly “the most audaciously over-the-top ad to run so far” in the Ohio senate race.
Despite being repeatedly scolded by non-partisan fact-checking organizations and even earning the “Pants on Fire crown” from PolitiFact Ohio for making more “ridiculous” and “false” statements than any other Ohio politician, Josh Mandel has claimed that he will repeat debunked falsehoods “again and again” because he “sees no downside.”
WATCH: “Liar, Liar”
“Since Josh Mandel launched his campaign of lies from the empty hallways of the state Treasurer’s office, Ohioans have watched him wage one of the most misleading, dishonest and gutter-ridden campaign this state has ever seen,” said Sadie Weiner, spokeswoman for Friends of Sherrod Brown. “In a blatant attempt to distract from his decision to blow off every single meeting of the billion-dollar investment board he’s supposed to chair during his first year in office, Mandel’s latest misleading ad attacks Sherrod’s 99 percent voting record in the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately for Josh Mandel, no amount of ridiculous lies about Sherrod or his time as treasurer will distract from the fact that he’s a politician who can’t be trusted to fight for Ohio jobs.”