ICYMI: Matt Dolan Trading Shots With Sherrod Brown

In case you missed, on Tuesday Matt Dolan launched the first statewide ad campaign in the race for U.S. Senate in Ohio. And it’s getting noticed…

A short time later, embattled incumbent Sherrod Brown was begging for cash and responding to Matt with his own attacks.

Watch the ad which features Matt’s visit to the southern border with members of Ohio Law Enforcement:

Dolan’s ad launch, which features Sherrod Brown’s own words has been covered by numerous news media outlets and pundits, including:

“Republican Matt Dolan is looking to soften up Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown’s support in Ohio by taking him to task on immigration. In the first statewide ad of his 2024 Senate campaign, Mr. Dolan says Mr. Brown’s consistent support for Mr. Biden’s agenda has ‘opened our borders, created the worst violent crime in decades and allowed fentanyl to pour into Ohio communities.’ The ad then turns to video footage of Mr. Brown saying the issue of immigration is not front and center in a lot of voters’ minds — ‘except people on the far right.’” (The Washington Times, June 20)

“As he runs for re-election in a crucial 2024 Senate showdown that may determine if Republicans win back the chamber’s majority, longtime Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is coming under a new attack over border security, the drug crisis, and crime. Former prosecutor and Republican state lawmaker Matt Dolan, who’s one of the two major Republican candidates running to challenge Brown next year, is launching a major ad blitz in Ohio targeting the incumbent senator.” (Fox News, June 20)

“Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan announced a new statewide ad campaign on Tuesday, releasing a minute-long ad targeting Brown on immigration, which will air on TV, radio and digital platforms, according to a press release from Dolan’s campaign. The ad features footage of Brown’s interview on Meet the Press in December, where he said, ‘I don’t hear a lot about immigration from voters except people on the far right that always want to gain political advantage by talking about it.’ The ad then cuts to Dolan standing along the southern border and he says, ‘I’m at our southern border today because Sherrod Brown is dead wrong. From violent crime to sex trafficking and deadly fentanyl, open borders are a direct threat to Ohio families.’” (NBC News, June 20)

Since the week Matt Dolan announced for U.S. Senate, Sherrod Brown and his allies at the Ohio Democratic Party and shadowy liberal super PACs have attacked Dolan on social media and in the press. But the attacks are falling short. Even the Cook Political Report notes that Dolan is the candidate best prepared to defeat Sherrod Brown.

For more on Matt Dolan’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio visit www.dolanforohio.com.