Mandel To Again Run For U.S. Senate

Josh Mandel
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Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel says he'll again challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in 2018, setting up a rematch of the 2012 race if Mandel wins the primary.

He lost to Brown by 6 percentage points four years ago in a race dominated by ethical issues.  Mandel says he plans to use some strategies Donald Trump used to capture Ohio earlier this year.

And Mandel says like Trump, he wants to talk directly to voters through social media, but also through door to door campaigning and town hall meetings.