Democrat Sherrod Brown is in the lead in Ohio polling against Republican challenger, former Marine intelligence officer who did two tours in Iraq, Josh Mandel, although Brown's lead is not what it once was.
In the 2010 midterms voters were able to punish Democrats massively for their vote on Obamacare by giving Republicans the largest turnover of seats from Dem to Rep, seen in 70 years.
Republicans gained Senate seats, but with only a third of the Senate in play, not all those that voted for Obamacare were able to be removed.
Via NPR: "Ohio Senator Vulnerable For Health Law Support"
Brown is one of 60 senators who voted for the new health care law, and he's pleased most of it was upheld by the Supreme Court. But when asked whether he'll now campaign on that widely unpopular law, Brown demurred.
"My view is there are so many good things in it, I supported it and will continue to," he said, "but it's important that the politics stop here, that instead of people trying to get political benefit from this, that we move on and focus on what we ought to be doing, and that's job creation."
Some shoppers said they'd like Brown to talk more about the health care law.
"He voted for it," Nancy Wassen, a Democrat from Ashland, said. "I think he kind of has to at least include that in what he talks about."
Of course he doesn't want to talk about it and dodged a question about it at Netroots Nation, and probably hopes Ohio voters will just forget he voted for Obamacare.
Ohio is one of the swing states that have consistently rejected Obamacare, favored repeal, and/or wanted the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare.
Ohio also has approved a November ballot is Issue 3, a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution which would create a state law intended to ban laws or rules compelling anyone to participate in a health care system.(Source- The Post)
About 54 percent of Post Newspapers readers who responded to an online poll said they support Issue 3 and want to keep the government out of their personal medical decisions and to support jobs in the health care industry.
More at NRSC about Browns support of Obamacare.
In November, Ohio voters will have a chance to replace Sherrod Brown, so we ask: Ohio please boot him out!