(Ohio) – The U.S. Senate race in Ohio is heating up as candidates Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons fell into a stalemate where they came to a screeching halt during the Freedomworks Forum on Friday night.
The conflict escalated when Mandel accused Gibbon of making “millions” from Chinese investment. Gibbons has categorically denied the allegations.
“I don’t think I’ve made millions from anything,” Gibbons said. “I’d love to make millions.”
Gibbons harassed Mandel for being a politician by profession, claiming he had “never been in the private sector.” This angered Mandel, who mentioned his experience in the military.
“I’ve worked! I’ve done two tours of Iraq! Don’t tell me I didn’t work,” Mandel said.
“You don’t know squats!” Gibbons replied that the two men met face to face.
The heated display can be seen here:
Mike Gibbons and Josh Mandel face off at GOP tonight # OHSen Forum hosted by FreedomWorks.
“You see what happens,” Mandel said. pic.twitter.com/fQuqfHxXHT
– Heartland signal (heartland signal) March 18, 2022
According to most polls, Mandel and Gibbons are considered the current front runners in this race. Their contestant, Hillbilly Elijah author JD Vance, joked about the clash while appearing on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast.
“Mandel and Gibbons, I think the other two candidates who have a decent chance of winning this Senate seat have completely cloned themselves,” he said.
“Gibbons is like a 70-year-old man, and Mandel stands there as if he’s fighting him. Next week she will go to the nursing home and hit a bunch of 80-year-old women to show she is tough, “Vance told Bannon.
“It’s just a joke. It looks terrible to everyone. Honestly, those of us who have avoided it and focused on the substance,” Vance added, “many politicians think our voters are stupid.”
Vance Straw won the event organized by FreedomWorks and he believes he focused on issues rather than personal conflicts and other nonsense.
“It simply came to our notice then. In the world of corporate media and corporate technology, we’ve kept our warriors in Washington to fight the Biden government and their allies, and that’s why we won, “Vance said.
Vance featured war room clip can be viewed here:
More from OH >> JD goes on to call Vance Bannon as Mandel and Gibbons as “Clown”.
“Gibbons is like a 70-year-old man, and Mandel stands there as if he’s fighting him. She will go to the nursing home next week and beat up a bunch of 80-year-old women to show that she is tough. ” pic.twitter.com/A2OOv9GCyC
– Natalie Allison (@Natali_Allison) March 19, 2022
Gibbons holds a narrow lead over Mandela in the RealClear Politics polling average, and Vance is several points behind. It remains to be seen how this move will affect voters in the run-up to this crucial primary election.
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