Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Despite what Republicans and their deep pocketed supporters at the Chamber of Commerce might be saying, it is clear that Ohio Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown, stands for a record that has helped people and businesses.  A group of business leaders have endorsed Sen. Sherrod Brown. Plain Dealer Cleveland:

...In a statement released today by Brown's campaign, 18 Ohio-based corporate CEOs, chairmen or presidents called Brown "a champion of Ohio's business community."

"We urge Ohioans across the state not to believe third-party attack ads that say otherwise," their statement says. "Sherrod Brown has consistently demonstrated that Ohio jobs are his top priority and his commitment to strengthening Ohio employers will not waver. When it comes to Ohio's business community, Senator Sherrod Brown is ready and willing to help."

Signatories include Dominic Ozanne, president of Ozanne Construction; Joe Kanfer, president and CEO of GOJO Industries (and Brown's campaign chairman in 2006); Liz Lessner, CEO of Betty's Family of Restaurants; Joseph Ross, president of Challenger Manufacturing Co., and Ron Ratner, president and CEO of Forest City Residential Group....

With Sen. Sherrod Brown's experience in working with people, labor, and businesses, he knows how to work with all kinds of people for the common good.  A champion for workers, Sen. Sherrod Brown worked along with labor leaders in Ohio to strike down Kasich's SB 5.  Sherrod Brown needs our support.

***** Sen. Sherrod Brown's main challenger, Republican Josh Mandel, has been working hard at hardly working. Josh Mandel has received the endorsement of the right wing Santorum supporter, Foster Friess.  In a story at the Huffington Post, we see more on what Josh Mandel represents:

Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum who notoriously made a joke last week about "gals" putting "Bayer aspirin between their knees" in lieu of using contraception, has donated $5,000 to Josh Mandel, the Republican challenger of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

Mandel supported Ohio's controversial "heartbeat bill," which would ban abortions from the moment the fetal heartbeat can be detected, often before women even learn they're pregnant. The ban would effectively outlaw abortions entirely in Ohio and, if passed, could prompt the Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

"Josh Mandel's endorsement of the heartbeat bill in Ohio has proven he's a ringleader in the GOP war on women," said Justin Barasky, Brown's re-election campaign spokesman, "so it's no surprise that he'd be standing shoulder to shoulder with someone who thinks it's funny to make offensive jokes about women's health."

The Republican war on women continues.

>>>  There has been a third death associated with the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio. The LA Times has the details.