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"Our race was the closest U.S. Senate race in Ohio in 36 years -- when Howard Metzenbaum defeated Robert Taft in 1976."

Says that Sherrod Brown is an "Obama rubber stamp" for "supporting the job-killing cap and trade plan."

"There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs."

Says that Josh Mandel voted to let insurance companies deny coverage for autism

"While Mandel's been busy traveling the country raising campaign money, he hasn't shown up for work."

Josh Mandel "is lying about his own record. The rating of Ohio's investment fund has NOT improved."

Says  Sherrod Brown’s campaign attacked Josh Mandel’s military service

Says Sherrod Brown voted "for the $1.17 trillion health care law that adds a new tax on Ohio manufacturers."

Says Josh Mandel bet against Ohio families

"When Josh Mandel claims to have accepted three debates with Sen. Sherrod Brown, he is lying. He has accepted ZERO proposed debates."

"Sherrod Brown and his special interest allies in Washington are plotting to spend over $13 million" to defeat Josh Mandel.

Sherrod Brown’s approval rating "has plummeted to 38 percent among Ohio voters" in a poll by a Democratic pollster.

Says Josh Mandel’s campaign is under FBI investigation

Sherrod Brown "gave huge bonuses to executives."

Says he "earned the highest possible credit ratings as state treasurer."

Says Sen. Sherrod Brown "cast the deciding vote on the government takeover of health care."

Says Josh Mandel opposed federal loans to the auto industry.

Sen. Sherrod Brown’s vote helped pass "Barack Obama’s job-killing health care law, which slapped small businesses throughout Ohio with a $500 billion tax increase."

Sherrod Brown opposed blocking a new EPA emissions rule, "despite acknowledging that the EPA's cap-and-trade regulations are ‘burdensome’ and could harm economic growth in Ohio."

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