U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Senate challenger Josh Mandel are sparring over federal bailouts as they open their second of three debates.
Tuesday's debate aired live on WBNS-TV.
Mandel, the 35-year-old state treasurer, called the 2008 bailout spearheaded under then-GOP President George Bush "fiscally irresponsible and morally wrong."
Brown, 59, criticized Mandel for failing to support the auto bailout that was connected to 800,000 Ohio jobs.
Mandel suggested viewers of the Columbus debate to "type in Google Translate" to understand Brown's "Washingtonspeak." He said Brown has a poor record on small business and unemployed Ohioans need someone new.
Brown, a Democrat, said he's won the endorsements of many Ohio newspapers because Mandel has held four offices in seven years and can't be trusted to show up to work.
Mandel called Brown "a liar."
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