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How Not to Win a Republican Primary

3:44 PM, Jun 30, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Ohio GOP Senate candidate Kevin Coughlin attacks his Republican primary opponent Josh Mandel, the state treasurer:

Coughlin owns a political consulting and fundraising company. Referring to Mandel and Brown, Coughlin said he is the "only one who has earned a private paycheck." Mandel is a two-tour Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq war.

Bragging that you were taking a nice "private" paycheck at a political consulting and fundraising firm while your opponent was fighting our enemies in Iraq is probably not going to be a successful campaign strategy.

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