Senate

Plain Dealer: Josh Mandel's family ties make for fascinating politics

Steve Koff and the Plain Dealer delves into Josh Mandel’s family’s political ties:

The good news for Josh Mandel’s candidacy for U.S. Senate is that his relatives by marriage include wealthy and generous political donors.

The bad news: Some of them are Democrats supporting Sherrod Brown, the incumbent U.S. senator whom Mandel, a Republican, hopes to beat in 2012. One relative, Ronald Ratner, even held a fundraiser at his Shaker Heights home Tuesday for the Democratic National Committee.

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