FACT CHECK: Unlike Josh Mandel, Sherrod Does His Job And Fights For Ohio Jobs

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FACT CHECK: Unlike Josh Mandel, Sherrod Does His Job And Fights For Ohio Jobs

JOSH CLAIMS: Sherrod has been in office since Richard Nixon was president.

THE TRUTH:  Sherrod takes great pride in the honor of serving Ohio and wakes up every day thinking about how to create jobs and fight for Ohio’s middle class.

1.  Ohio newspapers argue Sherrod has represented Ohio well. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/6/12]

2.  Ohio newspapers argue Sherrod has an admirable record for when it comes to fighting for Ohio, like his efforts to help rescue Ohio’s auto industry. [Toledo Blade, editorial, 10/7/12]

3. Mandel began his Senate campaign just weeks after taking over the Treasurer’s office, breaking a 2010 campaign promise to serve a full four-year term as Treasurer. [Toledo Blade, editorial, 10/7/12]

Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial:  Brown Has Represented Ohio Voters Well.  In their 2012 endorsement of Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate, The Toledo Blade wrote “Ohio voters should re-elect Sen. Sherrod Brown because he has represented them well in Washington for the last six years.”  [Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/6/12]

As A State Lawmaker, Secretary Of State, Member Of The U.S. House, And U.S. Senator, Sherrod Brown Has Amassed An Admirable Record.  In their 2012 endorsement of Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate, The Toledo Blade wrote “A former state lawmaker, Ohio secretary of state, and U.S. House member, Senator Brown has amassed an admirable record of constituent service.”  [Toledo Blade, editorial, 10/7/12]

Mandel Pledged To Serve His Full Term As Treasurer, Instead He Launched His Senate Campaign Within Weeks Of Taking That Job.  In their 2012 endorsement of Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate, The Toledo Blade wrote “The Blade endorsed Mr. Mandel in his campaign for treasurer two years ago, in part on the strength of his pledge to serve out his four-year term in that office. Instead, he launched his Senate campaign within weeks of starting that job.”  [Toledo Blade, editorial, 10/7/12]