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Plain Dealer editorial: Josh Mandel's opportunism

The Plain Dealer editorialized on Josh Mandel’s opposition to the debt deal.

Mandel’s position may appeal to the Tea Party wing of the GOP, which probably regards Mandel’s former persona as a relative moderate with some suspicion. They might prefer an ideologically more dependable conservative — someone such as Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana, perhaps — to challenge Brown. But Mandel’s willingness to play politics on an issue of such importance only raises questions about his understanding of the job he hopes to fill.

You can read the entire piece here.