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TODAY: Mandel Blows Off Work To Raise D.C. Cash At FIVE Different Events, Still Refuses To Answer “Fair” Questions About FBI Investigation Of His Donors

Mandel Bizarrely Told Politico That Question About When He Learned Of FBI Investigation Was “Fair” But Wouldn’t Offer Response

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Just two weeks after his last D.C. trip, absentee Treasurer Josh Mandel is back in the Beltway today to raise cash and rub elbows with lobbyists and Republican Party bosses. Mandel will be busy with five back-to-back events in D.C. today, but maybe he will have time to answer some simple questions, including one about the FBI investigation of his donors that Mandel himself called “a fair question.”

Here are the questions Mandel refuses to answer about the FBI investigation of his donors:

1.      When did Josh Mandel first learn about the FBI investigation of his tainted campaign cash? (It’s worth reminding Josh that he called this a “fair question” in a Politico interview.)

2.     Why didn’t Josh Mandel return the money as soon as he was contacted by the FBI?

3.     Did Josh Mandel solicit the donations at the center of the FBI probe, as Suarez Corp. Pres. Ben Suarez has stated?

And here is Mandel’s very busy fundraising schedule:

12:00 p.m.       Reception

Johnny’s Half Shell

400 N Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00 p.m          Lunch

Johnny’s Half Shell

400 N Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

2:00 p.m          Conference Call w/ RJC

Clark Hill

601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004

4:30 p.m.         Reception w/ Sen. Ayotte

220 E Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

5:30 p.m.         NRSC Reception with 30 GOP Senators

NRSC

425 2nd St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

“Josh Mandel is more than willing to skip work to fundraise on any day that ends in ‘y’, but he still refuses to answer questions about the FBI investigation of his donors – even questions that he himself has called fair,” said Sadie Weiner, spokesperson for Friends of Sherrod Brown. “From hiring political cronies in the treasurer’s office to skipping every Board of Deposit meeting during his first year in office to being shamed into returning $100,000 in shady campaign cash, Josh Mandel is simply another politician who can’t be trusted.”

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