We are honored to endorse former Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate.
In addition to earning kudos as one of America’s most fiscally conservative elected officials and an innovator in state government transparency, Josh enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000. During an eight-year Marine career including active and reserve service, Josh served two tours in Anbar Province, Iraq, protecting our values, our freedoms and our way of life.
Josh Mandel was first elected State Representative in 2006, knocking on 19,679 doors and wearing out three pairs of shoes. He was elected the 48th Treasurer of the State of Ohio in 2010, and re-elected to a second term in 2014, winning both elections by double-digit margins.
And Mandel, is running as an unabashed conservative, unlike some of the other candidates in the race.
“I believe the only way we’re going to save the country is by electing fighters and the only places in which we’re going to save the country are houses of worship,” Mandel told the audience gathered at First Baptist Church.
Running a strong retail campaign, Josh Mandel spends his days meeting small groups of churchgoers for breakfast or lunch and his nights holding “Faith and Freedom” rallies.
In an interview with Spectrum News, Mandel said it all shows his commitment to be a disrupter in the Senate and to take on “Republicans-in-name-only,” or “RINOS.”
“These RINO, traitor Republicans like [Utah Sen.] Mitt Romney and [Wyoming Rep.] Liz Cheney and [Ohio Rep.] Anthony Gonzalez, that's not my path,” Mandel said. “My path is the other way. I'm going to Washington to be reinforcements for [Ohio Rep.] Jim Jordan, [Texas Sen.] Ted Cruz, Donald Trump.”
At his rally at Solid Rock Church in Lebanon, Mandel spoke alongside Jenna Ellis, an attorney who worked on the Trump effort to expose the fraud in the 2020 election.
“He reminds me of God’s man for the hour,” former State Rep. Candice Keller said of Mandel, comparing him to King David.
And Josh Mandel isn’t just a book-learning conservative. As State Treasurer Josh Mandel worked tirelessly to make conservatism real and conservative policies relevant to the citizens of Ohio.
Josh Mandel was the first elected official in history to push his state spending to a mobile app. Thanks to Mandel you could see the good and the bad in Ohio state government spending from the palm of your hand.
When Josh Mandel was elected Treasurer of Ohio, his state ranked 46th in the nation on fiscal transparency. When he left office Ohio ranked #1 and made Ohio the national model for fiscal transparency.
Mandel will also come to the Senate with much-needed experience in the realm of national security and foreign affairs.
Josh enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000. During an eight-year Marine career including active and reserve service, Josh served two tours in Anbar Province, Iraq, protecting our values, our freedoms and our way of life.
Mandel gets the war Islam has declared on the West, and he’s not afraid to speak up and call it what it is.
Josh Mandel was one of the few politicians to get the jihadi attack on the Ohio State University campus right.
After the attack he tweeted: "Looks like Radical Islamic terror came to my alma mater today. So sad what happened at OSU. We must remain vigilant against Radical Islam." About two hours later, he tweeted the last line again.
Mandel’s tweet came after the student responsible for the attack was identified as a Muslim, a Somali refugee who stayed for a short time in Pakistan, characteristics shared by several other Muslim terrorists.
While Ohio’s then RINO Governor John Kasich foolishly claimed that "we may never find out" the motivations of the attacker Josh Mandel got it right.
Of particular interest to cultural conservatives will be Josh Mandel’s outstanding pro-life record. Mandel received the endorsement of Ohio Right to Life PAC in his runs for State House and for Treasurer.
According to LifeNews.com during his stint in the Ohio House, Mandel championed numerous pieces of life-saving legislation. He co-sponsored H.B. 280, the Protecting Pregnant Women from Coercion and Violence Act to increase penalties for domestic violence when the offender knew the victim was pregnant and to require abortion facilities to post a “No One Can Force You to Have an Abortion” notice.
Mandel also co-sponsored H.B. 314, the Ultrasound Viewing Option Bill and H.B. 102, a bill to promote umbilical cord blood donation as an ethical source of stem cells.
Josh Mandel has received the endorsements of other key MAGA conservative organizations and figures including the Club for Growth, the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, Ohio Values Voters, conservative commentator Mark Levin, and Senators Cynthis Lummis and Mike Lee.
As things stand right now Josh Mandel is running strongly, a recent Club for Growth Primary Ballot poll showed:
Josh Mandel 26%
Jane Timken 15%
Mike Gibbons 14%
JD Vance 10%
Bernie Moreno 7%
Matt Dolan 4%
Someone Else 8%
However, like every election, Josh’s nomination is not a done deal until the polls close on May 3, 2022 which is why we urge CHQ readers and friends in Ohio to vote for Josh Mandel, and CHQ readers and friends across the country to support his candidacy by donating through this link.