Latest False Fact-checks on Sherrod Brown Sherrod Brown stated on September 8, 2012 in a campaign commercial: Josh Mandel "is lying about his own record. The rating of Ohio's investment fund has NOT improved." Sherrod Brown stated on May 14, 2012 in an email campaign statement: Says Josh Mandel opposed federal loans to the auto industry. Sherrod Brown stated on June 20, 2011 in a campaign fund-raising letter: There is a Republican "plan to end Medicare." Sherrod Brown stated on December 9, 2010 in a CNN interview: The tax cut deal is giving "$700 billion to millionaires and billionaires."