Senate

Plain Dealer: Josh Mandel would have voted against debt deal, blasts Sherrod Brown

Steve Koff at the Plain Dealer reports:

U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, who’s currently the Ohio treasurer, would have voted against the $2.1 trillion debt-ceiling legislation that will get President Barack Obama’s signature later today.

Mandel, a Republican, favored an approach called Cut, Cap and Balance — which could not pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Ohio Democrats say Mandel’s position was extreme and would have caused the federal government to default on its obligations to creditors and citizens.

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