Ohio ‘Super-PAC’ Ad Promotes Mandel Against Senator Brown

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Ohio State Rep. Josh Mandel holds up a pair of shoes he campaigned in during the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

An Ohio-based political committee that can accept unlimited donations is airing a television ad promoting state Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown is defending.

Mandel “served our country with two tours in Iraq. Now he’s fighting for taxpayers, fighting for our future,” a narrator says in the ad by the Government Integrity Fund, a so-called super-PAC that opposes Brown’s bid for a second term. Mandel, 34, served in the Marine Corps and is a former state legislator.

Government Integrity Fund “believes our government taxes too much, spends too much, and is bankrupting our children’s future,” according to its website.

The spot first aired May 14 in the Columbus media market, according to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks advertising.

Government Integrity Fund formed in July 2011 and didn’t report any donations through March, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. It will report receipts and expenditures in mid-July.


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