With a significant war chest, Mandel is favored by insiders to get the Republican nomination. Mandel raised a very comfortable $1.5 million in the third quarter compared to Brown's $1.25 million. Mandel had $3.3 million in the bank as of Sept. 30 and Brown had $4.2 million in cash on hand.
Mandel is in Washington, D.C., today for a fundraiser.
Roll Call Politics rates the Ohio Senate race Leans Democratic.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.