Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate 2018
Excerpt: It is as if Mandel were grown from a petri dish in a lab far beneath the bowels of the Republican Jewish Coalition headquarters. A twice-deployed U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran, attorney, former city councilman, former state representative, and current state treasurer, Mandel has risen up through Ohio politics by running on an authentically principled brand of conservatism. His combat experiences overseas have led Mandel to a remarkably clear-eyed stance on the jihadi threat, and Mandel is very much already a known commodity within the broader pro-Israel and counter-jihadism communities. He is unapologetic about the civilizational clash between liberalized West and barbaric jihad, and about the concomitant need to protect the homeland from radical Islamism.