Mandel’s choice reported Friday in an open letter to “loved ones” leaves Cleveland financier Mike Gibbons on the Republican side for the time being. Fair Sen. Sherrod Brown is looking for a third term, in the wake of crushing Mandel in 2012.
Mandel says in his letter that his better half has a medical problem that will require him being there for her and their three kids. He calls the choice “troublesome … in any case, it’s the correct one.”
A message looking for input was left Friday for Mandel.