Josh Mandel

Dr. Joseph Frager,

Josh Mandel
Josh Mandel
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Dr. Joseph Frager
The writer is a leading American pro-Israel activist who sponsors and coordinates many Zionist events. He is clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases) at the Einstein School of Medicine as well as a practicing physician.

Although about a year away, the Mid-term elections of 2018 are shaping up to be one of the most intense ever.

Probably the election for the Senate in the swing State of Ohio is one of the most closely watched, analyzed and discussed races. Although the pundits are already predicting that the Senate will be handed over to the Democrats, that is mere speculation and fortune telling. The race in Ohio is a case in point. Josh Mandel who was born in 1977, went to Case Western Reserve University Law School,  served two terms in the Marines in Iraq , and lost by only 6% to Senator Sherrod Brown in 2012 is up for a rematch.

The Democrats are hoping Senator Brown can run for the Presidency in 2020 against President Trump. This time around Josh Mandel will have more support from more corners than ever before. Senator Sherrod Brown is in his second term and is considered one of the more progressive liberal candidates around. He recently opposed Anti-BDS Legislation. He visited Hollywood in the middle of the Harvey Weinstein Scandal. Ohio seems to be moving in a more conservative direction. President Trump won Ohio by 9% points. This was a greater margin of victory than any other swing State. The President will be paying very close attention to Ohio.

The results of the 2018 Ohio Senatorial race will be a litmus test for the 2020 Presidential election. Josh Mandel has served as the State Treasurer since 2011. When Josh took over Ohio's finances were ranked 43rd in the nation with an 8 Billion Dollar Deficit. Josh got them to be 7th in the nation with a 1 Billion Dollar surplus. I had the honor and privilege of meeting Josh Mandel this past week.

He is a proud and observant Jew who's grandfather survived Auschwitz. He is a super strong supporter of Israel and the American-Israel Alliance. He was married in Israel and had a contingent of his fellow U.S. Marines act as an honor guard and Best Men. He is a very avid and strong supporter of United States Veterans and their families. His other grandfather fought in the U.S. Army in World War II against the Nazis.

Josh Mandel's time has come to be elected to the Senate. Keep an eye on this rising star. He gives one hope for a bright future both here in America and around the globe.