This Week In The Ohio Senate Race: Josh Mandel Surrounded Himself With Political Cronies In The Treasurer’s Office

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This Week In The Ohio Senate Race: Josh Mandel Surrounded Himself With Political Cronies In The Treasurer’s Office

This Week In The Ohio Senate Race: Josh Mandel Surrounded Himself With Political Cronies In The Treasurer’s Office

Yesterday, New Report Revealed Mandel’s Director Of Debt Management Needed A Beginner’s Course In Subject He Was Overseeing

COLUMBUS, OHIO – In yet another stunning example of Josh Mandel not doing his job and showing Ohioans he can’t be trusted, this week new reports revealed Josh Mandel went back on the central premise of his 2010 campaign and surrounded himself with political cronies in the Treasurer’s office. Most of these cronies received large raises on the taxpayer’s dime, and just yesterday we learned that Mandel’s Director of Debt Management Joe Aquilino was sent to a beginner’s course in the very subject he was overseeing.

Dayton Daily News – Treasurer Mandel under scrutiny for hiring practices

Republican Josh Mandel hired young, relatively inexperienced staffers from his 2010 campaign and gave them high-ranking jobs in the state treasurer’s office, a Dayton Daily News examination found.

EDITORIAL: Akron Beacon Journal — Mandel ignores Mandel

The Daily News found that he has hired six campaign workers (average age, 26) who were assigned jobs of considerable responsibility, such as debt management. All received hefty raises. Three have left, to join Mandel’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Huffington Post — Josh Mandel, Ohio Treasurer, Sent Top Aide To Beginner’s Course

Days after being accused of hiring young, inexperienced staffers for key positions in the state Treasury, new evidence shows that Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the state Senate race, dispatched a top aide to a beginner’s course in the subject he was overseeing.”

The Hill – Tea Party group backs Mandel in Ohio amid allegations of cronyism

The FreedomWorks endorsement came the day after a report in the Dayton Daily News alleging that Mandel gave young and inexperienced aides top positions in the treasurer’s office after his 2010 election.”

Columbus Dispatch – Campaign aides get jobs with treasurer

It’s fairly common for newly elected officeholders to hire people they know, but Mandel’s hires stand out because of the strong stance the then-state representative took against Democratic incumbent Kevin Boyce’s hiring practices during the heated 2010 race for treasurer.

Huffington Post – Josh Mandel, GOP Senate Candidate, Accused Of Hiring Friends, Breaking Campaign Promise

While running against then-Treasurer Kevin Boyce (D-Ohio) in 2010, Mandel criticized several of Boyce’s appointments, accusing the former treasurer of practicing cronyism.”

Plunderbund — Let’s all watch Josh Mandel explain why hiring political cronies is a bad idea

Why then did Mandel tell the Dix Editorial Board in 2010 that cronyism is always bad but then populate his office with political stooges who were uniquely not qualified to fill those positions?