BREAKING NEWS – Cleveland, Ohio – An Ohio Senate debate between Republican candidate Josh Mandel and Democrat Morgan Harper devolved into name-calling and sparring with the audience, adding the latest explosive moment to the incendiary Ohio Senate race.

Among the insults, Mandel said Harper is “like AOC only dumber,” referring to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Harper immediately fired back. “Even though it’s true that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the dumbest person on the east coast, and Nancy Pelosi is the dumbest on the west coast, Ohio is in the Midwest so try to stay geographically focused!”