By Adele Hampton - 06/12/12 04:17 PM EDT
"Now more than ever veterans across the state deserve a champion for veteran’s rights in the U.S. Senate and they have one in Sherrod Brown," they continued. "We must do all we can to ensure he can continue fighting for us in the years to come.”
The race for the Senate seat in swing-state Ohio is heating up between Brown and his opponent, state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R). Brown launched an attack ad blasting Mandel over alleged cronyism and lack of experience late last month.
Mandel, a Marine Corps veteran, has been on the air with ads highlighting his military experience in Iraq. The efforts by Brown to draw attention to his support from veterans reflect an attempt to undercut Mandel among voters concerned about the military and national security.