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Monday Politics Chat: With Mandel Gone, Who Will GOP Senate Candidate Be?

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with New Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the sudden withdrawal of State Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican, from Ohio's U.S. Senate race. It might have been a re-match between Mandel and Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown - a 2012 race that Brown won by six percentage points. But now the picture on Republican side is muddled, at best. Will the GOP nominee be Cleveland banker Mike Gibbons or will a better-known GOP figure step forward?