U.S. Senate Candidate Donna Glisman Challenges Treasurer Mandel: Step up or Step Aside

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2012 U.S. Senate Republican Candidate Glisman tests Treasurer Mandel's fortitude in his unconfirmed campaign bid

2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Donna Glisman (R-OH)

Donna Glisman

U.S. Senate Candidate Donna Glisman has issued a challenge to Ohio Treasurer, and potential candidate Josh Mandel to “Step up or step aside.” The statement on her website comes in response to the media portrayal of Mandel as if he has already won the nomination without any primary challengers. Such reports have gone beyond merely a failure to acknowledge Donna, and have become a blatant exclusion of her candidacy. Yet, until Mandel officially declares he is running, and files nominating petitions with the Secretary of State, he cannot appear on the primary ballot. Glisman wants to know if Mandel is serious about running against her, if not he needs to back away from the spotlight and not further confuse the voters.

Glisman, who has been campaigning statewide for the nomination since June, filed her nominating petitions to appear on the March ballot on November 23rd, 2011. Whereas State Treasurer Mandel, who created an exploratory committee last spring, and since raised considerable funds, has yet to officially declare a run. Mandel does not have a Senate campaign website nor has he filed the required 1,000 signatures to appear on the ballot, which are due no later than December 7th, 2011.

Glisman is quoted in saying, “He (Mandel) is doing a great job of fundraising in Washington, maybe he should put his talents to a good cause and work for the Red Cross; that is, after he fulfills his commitment to the citizens of Ohio when elected as Treasurer. I’ve been campaigning throughout Ohio for six months, meeting and listening to the concerns of Ohioans. My paperwork is filed with the FEC, my petitions are filed with the State, and I will appear on the March ballot. However, Mandel has never officially declared, his website says nothing about U.S. Senate, and he has not filed to appear on the ballot. Yet, the news and papers have ignored my efforts and have already considered him through to the general election. The Ohio voters will choose their Senator, not PAC money in DC. The citizens have a right to know who is running, and they can make their choice on March 6.”

No stranger to the public arena, Glisman has been a public speaker for nearly 50 years including corporate engagements for the Big 3, and charity events; she has political experience as a Republican precinct delegate, elected to her community board of public affairs, and most recently during the 2010 Michigan Gubernatorial primary campaign. Donna has a wide array of experience in the private sector, from factory work for Chrysler, to sales rep, to business owner on Ohio’s resort island of Put-in-Bay.

Donna, if challenged, hopes to win the primary and advance to the General election by offering voters a fresh face with no ties to special interest and who owes no favors. She is a down to Earth person who knows the struggles facing the people of Ohio, from the laid off blue collar worker to the struggling small business owners. Glisman has no private agendas, nor aspirations for higher office down the road, simply wants to serve her country, State and community the best way she can in Washington. The campaign is currently seeking volunteers in any capacity, and contributions can be made on his website http://www.VoteGlisman.com, or by mail, to request literature call 419-285-2552.

For more information on Donna Glisman for U.S. Senate visit http://www.VoteGlisman.com
Contact: Info(at)VoteGlisman(dot)com or Phone: 419-285-2552 to schedule an interview


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