Senate Majority Leader Harry Reidhas hit the panic button. He just took $250,000 out of his personal campaign account and gave it to a liberal PAC to attack a conservative Senate candidate.
This is remarkable because lawmakers are always reluctant to give up their personal war chests. It’s clear that something has Harry Reid very worried.
That something is Josh Mandel — a true conservative who served two tours in Iraq as a U.S. Marine and is now the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Ohio.
Josh Mandel is a young conservative leader and he’s running against Senator Sherrod Brown, an ultra-liberal, 38-year career politician. Unlike Brown, Mandel will stand up to the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country. But that’s not what’s keeping Harry Reid awake at night.
Harry Reid knows that he will almost certainly lose control of the U.S. Senate if Josh Mandel wins in Ohio.
Liberal PACs have been running TV ads against Josh Mandel for months, but this is the first time Harry Reid has personally funded them.
Three new polls explain why.
University of Cincinnati: Brown 48%, Mandel 47%
Rasmussen: Brown 44%, Mandel 44%
Columbus Dispatch: Brown 44%, Mandel 44%
We can win this critical race, but conservatives must take action now. Harry Reid knows exactly how important this race is. The question is — do we?
Josh Mandel isn’t your average Republican. He’s a true conservative and has the courage to stand up to the big spenders in both parties.
“I happen to think there are a lot of Republicans who are just as guilty as Democrats for the problems in Washington,” Mandel acknowledged in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “It’s not good enough to elect Republicans to the Senate and the House. We need to elect free-market conservatives and folks who understand the principles of the Constitution.”
Josh Mandel is exactly right and he’s ready to stand up for those principles no matter what the cost.
“When I take that backbone to Washington, I will use it to stand up to political leaders on both sides of the aisle,” Mandel explains. “And the day that some Republican party leader puts his hand on my shoulders and says, ‘Listen son, you better vote for this legislation or else I’m going to kick you off of your committee, or else I’ll shut off your fundraising,’ I’ll look that Republican boss in the eye and tell him I don’t work for him and he can’t push me around, because I’ve been through tougher stuff than this.”
This is the kind of courage we need in the U.S. Senate today.
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P.S. Josh Mandel will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our founder, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), and other conservatives in the Senate like Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Please help Josh Mandel today.