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Ohio Senate Race: Key Facts in Candidates’ Agendas
October 14, 2012
Tomorrow, Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel will face each other in a televised debate. The campaigns have made a lot of claims about their opinions but NTU Foundation took the plans supported by the candidates themselves. While the Senator and State Treasurer explain why they are the best man for the job, consider the facts:
Senator Sherrod Brown:
State Treasurer Josh Mandel:
Similar to NTUF’s studies of the Virginia Senate race between George Allen and Tim Kaine, it was surprising how many of the proposals lacked specifics so that taxpayers would know exactly how budgets would change if Brown or Mandel were elected. Voters need to be informed exactly how candidates would affect the federal budget and not learn of or be surprised by proposals “along the way.” The first question of the debate should be “Taking all of your proposals into account, what would be the full budgetary effect of your platform, if elected?”
One issue, at least generally, is agreed upon by both of the frontrunners. Each candidate would institute some kind of spending limitation:
To study up on the Ohio Senate race and what both men bring to the table, check out NTUF’s release of the studies, which summarizes the totals and what the agendas could mean for the federal government. You can also look at NTUF’s line-by-line analysis of Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel to see how the Foundation scored clearly defined items and why we could not determine the impact of others.
Podcast listeners can check out my summary of the study on Speaking of Taxpayers here.
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