Josh Mandel doesn't know how to quit.
The State Treasurer, who turns 35 in two days, is a man to be respected, even at his young age. The Marine Corps veteran spent eight years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. As a City Councilman he pushed tax reformed and knocked on almost 20,000 doors in his campaign for the Ohio House of Representatives. Elected as Treasurer in 2010 by 14 points, he is now taking on Sherrod Brown, one of the most liberal members of the Senate.
Coming from a large deficit, Mandel is only down by one.
What is helping Mandel here is the high level of undecided voters. Many of these voters turn against the incumbent, which may happen with such a polarizing figure as Brown.