In Ohio, it just brings out the stupid. Republican Josh Mandel, trying to convince voters that he deserves to take Sen. Sherrod Brown's seat even if he does look like he's 12, keeps acting like he's 12. He had that disastrous editorial board meeting with the Youngstown Vindicator, then followed it up with a radio interview that was, if possible, even worse. Canton-area radio host Ron Ponder was trying to get Mandel to answer questions about cronyism in the state treasurer's office. It didn't go so well, ending with this (after much back and forth in which Mandel accused Ponder of working for Brown):
Mandel: Ron we have qualified financial professionals in our office...Then there's always Linda McMahon, in the Connecticut senate race. You can pretty much count on her to be just a little bit sleazy. From her double-talk on sunsetting Social Security to her very politically convenient reversal of opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act, in her debate with Chris Murphy, McMahon has shown just how unprincipled she is.
Ponder: Josh, is it yes or no?
Mandel: Sherrod Brown's the only candidate, the only candidate in this race, his transition director...
Ponder: Josh, just answer the question.
(After receiving no answers)
Ponder: Hang up on this dude, man.
That's barely scratching the surface of the ugly from this week. In the comments, tell us what you saw this week. Remember, the nominations are limited to the candidates on this list, our Orange to Blue candidates, and to the campaigns for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.
So give us your nominations in the comments. But you have to be really convincing, because we're going to vote on them tomorrow.