One thing was clear after 60 minutes of the U.S. Senate debate between Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel that was broadcast live on NBC affiliates across the state Thursday night.
And that one thing is that Ohio voters couldn’t have a choice where the differences between the two candidates are pronounced and more profound.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, locked in a tough race for re-election, will rally with union workers and Democratic supporters Wednesday afternoon to draw attention to his role in the 2009 auto industry bailout, which he says saved 850,00 Ohio jobs.
The rally is at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union hall at 1100 Crawford St. in Middletown.
Brown's campaign chose Middletown for the rally because AK Steel, located in that Butler County city, produces some of the steel for the Chevy Cruze, an Ohio-built auto.
Senator Rob Portman says the attacks in Libya and Egypt are heartbreaking reminders that we live in a very dangerous world and need to remain vigilant. During a conference call with reporters today, Portman said those responsible should be pursued.
"We need to go after the perpetrators and hold them responsible. The government of Egypt and the government of Libya need to ensure that these folks are held acountable," said Portman. "They also need to do a better job of protecting American soil, just as we protect their embassies in the United States."
Sherrod Brown's re-election battle and a cake from the challengers were a couple of the highlights from the Democratic National Convention today. The big event tonight involves Bill Clinton, who's played a role in every Democratic National Cnvention since 1972. Howard Wilkinson speaks with Mark Heyne:
WVXU's Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Democratic National Convention, from Ted Strickland's speech, to Sherrod Brown talking at the Ohio Delegation Breakfast this morning.