FILE – J.D. Vance, a Republican running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, speaks to reporters following a debate with other Republicans at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, March 28, 2022. Former President Donald Trump is endorsing “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance in Ohio’s competitive Republican Senate primary, ending months of jockeying in a race where his backing could be pivotal. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
UPDATED 9:03 AM PT – Monday, April 18 2022
Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance released a new campaign ad highlighting 45th President Donald Trump’s recent endorsement. The ad, which was released Monday, is part of a seven-figure ad buy the campaign is conducting in the final two weeks of the primary.
In his recent endorsement, Trump said Vance is the most qualified candidate and that he believes he can beat Democrat Senate candidate Tim Ryan. Trump’s endorsement could help tip the scales for Vance amid recent polling showing a very competitive race for the nomination.