Last night Mike DeWine and Sherrod Brown held a debate for the Senate seat here in Ohio. DeWine has been touting his seat on the intelligence committee as a strong point of his candidacy. It recently came out that DeWine has missed about 1/2 of the Intelligence Committee meetings since he has been on it. Last night he was asked about it and if he would be willing to release his attendance record (a move that has been authorized by the Chairman and vice-Chairman of the committee if DeWine approves it). Watch as he stumbles around the answer then ends up saying “we’ll see”.
The other interesting part of his response is when he resorted to the right-wing tactic of “my opponent missed stuff”. Sherrod Brown did miss a lot of votes in the House, but those votes happened when Brown was laid up with a broken back. I believe that would be an excusable absence. Brown also let DeWine know what a low-blow that was. Current Sherrod Brown holds a 14 point lead over Republican incumbent Mike DeWine. There is still time to help him make that final hump past November 7th and deliver another Senate seat to the Democrats.