COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The first-term Ohio treasurer hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown this fall is promising the two will have what he calls "a meaty, hearty, public-policy debate over the issues."
Republican Josh Mandel says he doesn't know Brown well but says he's seen that the Democrat is a gentleman who loves his country. The two spoke Saturday in Columbus at the annual meeting of the Ohio State Medical Association.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Brown didn't mention Mandel in his speech but focused on talking about his work with doctors on certain initiatives.
Mandel criticized Brown for supporting the federal health care overhaul and later told the newspaper he thinks "repealing government-run health care" is a bipartisan issue.