Does a candidate's financial holdings determine his/her position on an issue? You decide.
Republican Senate hopeful Josh Mandel is an ardent supporter of natural gas drilling, frequently touting the potential of Ohio's Utica shale to generate an economic boon for the Buckeye state.
But exploration of that abundant natural resource could also be good for Mandel's personal finances. His family's financial portfolio included oil and gas investments worth at least $79,000 and as much as $310,000 in 2011, according to his most recent financial disclosure report. Mandel and his wife reported earning more than $5,000 last year from those investments.....
....Bill Allison, editorial director at the Sunlight Foundation, a good-government watchdog group, said Mandel's policy position and his financial holdings clearly dovetail...
Is Josh Mandel interested in helping Ohioans, or his portfolio? (FYI--According to the Marion Star, Sen. Sherrod Brown has investments in mutual funds, but no stocks.)
>>>> Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner's recent endorsement for Mitt Romney is about as exciting as...... Face it. Boehner has no enthusiasm for Romney.
Try to contain your enthusiam, John Boehner.
According to Roll Call , the House Speaker said at a fundraiser in West Virginia last month that "the American people probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney."