Ohio state treasurer Josh Mandel is up with his first television ad of the Senate race. Entitled “Boots,” it highlights his military service in Iraq. Mandel also knows something about sneakers, as in his second run for the state legislature, he knocked on over 19,000 doors. He brings his battered pair of sneakers on the campaign trail with him. You can watch the ad below. And if you are a subscriber, you can read my profile of Mandel on the trail here.