Friday, April 23, 2010

Mandel Outraises Incumbent Boyce for Third Consecutive Filing Period

LYNDHURST – Continuing his energetic campaign style and powered by his grassroots donor base, Marine Veteran and State Representative Josh Mandel (R-Lyndhurst) yesterday announced that his campaign for State Treasurer reported more than $2.16 million cash on hand — raising $317,655 since the last reporting period. Mandel, the challenger, maintains a nearly 3:1 cash advantage over incumbent Kevin Boyce.

“Yesterday's report once again shows the strength, energy and momentum behind our campaign to bring integrity and accountability back to the Treasurer’s office,” said Mandel. “Our message is resonating with Republicans, Democrats and Independents from all across the state and the response has been overwhelming. I am very grateful for the outpouring of support in these tough economic times,” Mandel continued.

Mandel earned his reputation as a grassroots campaigner in his first election for State Representative, knocking on 19,679 doors and wearing out three pairs of shoes. Continuing his energetic and grassroots style in the campaign for State Treasurer, Mandel has visited 78 of Ohio’s 88 counties and has traveled over 80,000 miles across the state listening to the concerns of Ohioans.

Mandel has amassed more than 3,200 individual campaign contributions with approximately 87 percent of those coming from Ohio. Boyce, however, reported that more than half of his total contributions this period came from the Ohio Democratic Party and Political Action Committees.

“With the cloud of scandal over his office and his candidacy, Kevin Boyce has once again relied on massive bailouts by the Ohio Democratic Party and Political Action Committees to bolster his financial numbers. Ohioans demand more from their public officials,” said Mandel’s political director Joe Aquilino. “Josh is proud to garner the vast majority of his support from individual donors who live right here in Ohio. A substantial amount of these donations were made on the internet from folks who have never before contributed to a political campaign,” Aquilino continued.