OHSen – Brown, Mandel Give Joint Interview for Columbus Dispatch

Dispatch.Com Reports: In their first head-to-head meeting of this election season, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel described Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown as “un-American.”

“I don’t toss around the word un-American very often — it’s a dangerous word to use. But stripping … Delphi employees of their pensions with that vote — that is un-American,” Mandel said during a sit-down with Brown and editors and reporters of The Dispatch.

“While Josh was running for treasurer in 2009 and 2010, I guess he missed how this auto industry was going to implode,” Brown replied. “And to say that my votes closed plants or that my votes caused Delphi workers to lose their pensions or that my votes caused other tragedies and devastations in the auto industry is peculiar when all four auto companies in Ohio and almost the entire supply chain … wanted this because they knew the auto industry might implode.”

Brown didn’t say anything about the “un-American” label, but one of his campaign aides later said it was disrespectful.

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