Negative Ads

Dear Editor,

I am urging Ohio voters not to believe all of the negative ads, which are being used by Senate Candidate Josh Mandel and his $15 million of outside money contributed to his campaign by wealthy corporate elitists.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has been a champion of middle class families.

Senator Sherrod Brown is Congress’ leading proponent of American manufacturing. Brown is working on the creation of a National Manufacturing Policy that would invest in manufacturing innovation, strengthen our component supply chain, connect workers with emerging industries, and align our trade policies to promote our national interests.

Senator Brown is a long time advocate for fair trade. He has stood up to Presidents of both parties on bad trade agreements that ship jobs overseas. He led the opposition to NAFTA in 1993 as a Freshman Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives – and to CAFTA in 2005. Sen. Brown is working on trade policies that promote our workers and manufacturers, while creating jobs and expanding markets for businesses through an aggressive export promotion strategy.

Sherrod Brown helped pass the historic health care reform law that will make health insurance more affordable and accessible for American families.

Sen. Brown is also working to ensure that Ohioans receive the education and training needed for the 21st Century jobs. He has also convened a one of a kind Ohio College President’s Conference in Washington to discuss ways to leverage federal resources to promote higher education in Ohio.

Sen. Brown serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and is a staunch supporter of providing comprehensive benefits and body armor to our nation’s service members, even as an early and outspoken opponent of the Iraq War.

Brown is the first senator from Ohio in 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry Committee, where he has been instrumental in strengthening the farm safety net and addressing childhood hunger.

Before serving in the U.S. Senate, Brown served as a U.S. Congressman for Ohio’s 13th District Ohio’s Secretary of State, as a member of the Ohio General Assembly, and has taught in Ohio’s public schools and at the Ohio State University.

Senator Sherrod Brown is an Eagle Scout and a true fighter for Ohio’s working class. I am fortunate enough to have met Senator Brown at a fundraiser in Bellaire, and he didn’t use a fake accent (like Josh Mandel did at Century Mine) to fit in with us. He is one of us!

A vote for Senator Sherrod Brown is a vote for the Working Class!!!


Ben Lofton