New Report Reveals Absence of Records Surrounding Decision to Spend 2 Million Taxpayer Dollars on TV Ads
Following months of scandal surrounding State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s taxpayer-funded TV ad program – during which it was revealed that Mandel directly contradicted the recommended marketing plan and spent $2 million in taxpayer funds on self-promotional TV ads – The Columbus Dispatch reports that Mandel’s office did not keep any written communication of the decision to spend the money.
From David Bergstein, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman: “At every turn, Josh Mandel is offering Ohioans more proof that he’s a hypocritical, self-serving politician who will push his own interests at their expense. The reason he doesn’t practice the same kind of transparency he pays lip-service to is because it would expose that he’s spending tax dollars to advance his own political agenda. The truth about Josh is very simple: he’s only ever looking out for himself.”
Columbus Dispatch: Records regarding Mandel commercials hard to come by
By Marty Schladen
October 17, 207
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