State of Ohio Archives: on Homeland Security


Josh Mandel: AdWatch: served as Marine in Iraq; grandson of a soldier

Mandel last week aired a positive ad for the first time. Highlighting his military experience, the spot shows the 34-year-old Mandel, an Iraq War veteran, tying the laces on his Marine Corps boots, meeting with constituents and giving a speech. "Marine veteran Josh Mandel knows America's strength begins with the middle class," the narrator says. "Grandson of a soldier and a blue-collar laborer, Josh Mandel served two tours in Iraq, and came home to protect our tax dollars."

The Mandel campaign fired back at his opponent's Sherrod Brown's ad spot [criticizing Mandel's Treasury hiring practices as nepotistic]. The campaign also used Brown's ad in a fundraising pitch. "We'll take every dollar that we raise and use it to fund Josh's positive message of service to country and community," wrote Mandel's Campaign Manager in an email to supporters.

Source: RealClearPolitics' 2012 Ohio Senate ad review Apr 27, 2012

Lee Fisher: Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell

On Don't ask, don't tell, Portman says it should be up to the military to decide whether to repeal the policy on gays in the military. Fisher said if someone is willing to serve and risk their lives, Americans should thank them regardless of their religion, race or sexual orientation.
Source: Dayton Daily News coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Rob Portman: Let the military decide on don't-ask-don't-tell

On Don't ask, don't tell, Portman says it should be up to the military to decide whether to repeal the policy on gays in the military. Fisher said if someone is willing to serve and risk their lives, Americans should thank them regardless of their religion, race or sexual orientation.
Source: Dayton Daily News coverage of 2010 Ohio Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Eric Deaton: More spending on military R&D and hardware

Source: Ohio Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Aug 11, 2010

Lee Fisher: If you serve your country, your country must serve you

I believe that if you serve your country, your country must serve you. That's the promise our country must keep to the men and women who enlist, who fight, and sacrifice for our great nation. I believe the federal government has a moral obligation to live up to its commitments to the men and women who serve in our military. That is why I will be a staunch advocate for these brave men and women in the U.S. Senate.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, fisherforohio.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Mike DeWine: Brown voted 10 times to cut intelligence spending

DEWINE: Brown voted 10 separate times to cut our intelligence spending.

BROWN: You know better than making charges like that, that are just unsubstantiated.

DEWINE: The roll call was there.

BROWN: I ultimately voted every time for those intelligence budgets. And he knows that.

DEWINE: The majority of times of those 10 times where Sherrod Brown voted to cut our intelligence spending, he was the minority even of his own party.

Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press Oct 1, 2006

Mike DeWine: I donít have confidence in Rumsfeld

Q: Looking back at the war, should President Bush have replaced the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld?

DeWINE: Iíve already said I donít have confidence in Rumsfeld.Heís made major mistakes in this war. Thereís absolutely no doubt about it. The decision to put Rumsfeld in was made by the president, and thatís his decision to keep. I was not elected president of the United States, the president was. Thatís why we have elections.

Q: Would you urge the president to replace him?

DeWINE: By saying I donít have confidence, it makes it pretty clear what I think.

Q: That youíre urging the president?

DeWINE: I donít think that heís done a good job.

Q: Who would you put in there?

DeWINE: Iím not going to the point of specula

Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press Oct 1, 2006

Sherrod Brown: Voted every time in favor of final intelligence budgets

DEWINE: Brown voted 10 separate times to cut our intelligence spending.

BROWN: You know better than making charges like that, that are just unsubstantiated.

DEWINE: The roll call was there.

BROWN: I ultimately voted every time for those intelligence budgets. And he knows that.

DEWINE: The majority of times of those 10 times where Sherrod Brown voted to cut our intelligence spending, he was the minority even of his own party.

Source: 2006 Ohio Senate Debate on NBC Meet the Press [X-ref DeWine] Oct 1, 2006

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