Mandel Outraises Brown in Second Quarter

Posted July 13, 2011 at 5:00am

Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel raised an outstanding $2.3 million for his bid against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the Republican’s campaign announced Wednesday.

Mandel raised more in the second quarter of this year than Brown, who announced last week that he collected $1.5 million during the same period.

The Ohio Democrat also reported $3.5 million in the bank at the end of June. Mandel’s campaign did not disclose the candidate’s cash on hand at the end of the quarter.

Brown boasted one of the most impressive hauls of any incumbent Democratic Senator in the past three months. But a release from Mandel’s campaign called his haul “the highest of any Senate challenger in the nation this quarter.”

Brown faces the winner of the GOP primary, and the Ohio Senate race is expected to be competitive. Former state Sen. Kevin Coughlin (R) has also filed paperwork to vie for the nomination.