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Mandel, Who Quit Senate Campaign In January, Files Paperwork For Eventual U.S. House Campaign

Treasurer Josh Mandel in a press conference in August 2016.
Treasurer Josh Mandel in a press conference in August 2016.

The term limited state treasurer has revealed what he may be planning as his next move. Josh Mandel leaves office at the end of this year, and quit his campaign for the Republican nomination for US Senate in January, citing his wife’s health condition. But it turns out that a month or so later, Mandel filed paperwork establishing a committee to run for the US House, and in May filed paperwork indicating he might run for the 11th Congressional district. This is a strongly Democratic district, represented for years by Marcia Fudge. This move would allow Mandel to keep a federal campaign committee, rather than close his existing campaign account, which holds more than $3.6 million left over from his Senate run.

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