GOP Senate Hopeful Supports DOMA, DADT, But Says He’s For The Gays

Ohio Senate hopeful Josh Mandel wants gays in Ohio to know he’ll be looking out for them if he gets sent to Washington. Except the 35-year-old Republican treasurer opposes the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and stands against the principle of marriage equality.

But besides that, y’know, he’s totally there for us.

In a debate with Democratic opponent Sherrod Brown, Mandel said:

On the military side, I disagree with [the repeal of DADT]. As far as the decision here in state of Ohio, I’m a supporter of marriage between one man and one woman. I believe in traditional marriage.

At the same time, I want you to know I will do everything I can to represent every single person in the state of Ohio—all eleven-and-a-half-million people. I don’t care if you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian or a vegetarian… I will be blind to race, religion or any kind of orientation here in the state of Ohio and when I go to Washington.

Yes, blind— as in he won’t see us.

Source: Think Progress