Sherrod Brown is facing a real challenge this year. Thirty four-year-old Josh Mandel is Ohio’s Treasurer. Mandel was elected in November 2010, and had promised that he would serve a complete term as treasurer. Not surprisingly, he broke his promise and is running against Brown. Brown is a true progressive and fought hard to defeat Ohio Senate Bill 5, which was anti-labor legislation that was sponsored by Republican Governor John Kasich. Sherrod Brown is and will continue to be a reliable progressive vote in the U.S. Senate.
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Brown is tied with Mandel. Quinnipiac shows Brown with a 10-point lead. Regardless of the poll, this will be a close race. Outside interest groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are spending millions to defeat Brown. Only one progressive group has come to Brown’s aid. The loss of Sherrod Brown would be a devastating blow to progressives. For ways to help Brown, you can visit http://www.brown.senate.gov/.