j.d. vance

J.D. Vance voices opposition to Senate gun reform framework

BY: - June 16, 2022

In Washington, a bipartisan group of Senators appears to be on the cusp of a gun reform deal. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has even given his blessing to the framework, but a bit closer to home, Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee J.D. Vance says he wouldn’t vote for it. “From what I’ve seen of […]

Campaign watchdogs sue Vance campaign, super PAC over alleged covert website scheme

BY: - June 10, 2022

The Campaign Legal Center and End Citizens United are suing J.D. Vance’s campaign committee and the super PAC Protecting Ohio Values for alleged illegal in-kind contributions during this year’s U.S. Senate primary election. The lawsuit, filed earlier this week, was first reported by The Daily Beast. It points to a covert website, uncovered by Politico […]

Delaware County judge allows part of case against Google to proceed

BY: - May 31, 2022

Attorney General Dave Yost hailed a Delaware County judge’s decision last week in his case against Google. But the preliminary decision on the search giant’s motion to dismiss was only a partial victory for the state — an invitation to make its case that Google should be regulated as a common carrier. Common carriers have […]

Analysis: Trump tipped primary to Vance, DeWine has problems with Rs

BY: - May 27, 2022

A pre-primary poll designed by six political scientists and the actual results of the election seem to show that former President Donald Trump’s endorsement was a decisive factor in the Ohio Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. The analysis also seems to show that GOP Gov. Mike DeWine has some work to do if he wants […]

Tim Ryan takes Dem ticket in ‘marquee’ U.S. Senate race

BY: - May 4, 2022

Basing his campaign on hopes to reign in China and reduce partisanship in the U.S. Senate, Congressman Tim Ryan won his race against Morgan Harper and Traci Johnson for the Democratic nomination in unofficial results Tuesday night. Ryan easily slid past Harper with 70% of the vote, according to unofficial counts by the Ohio Secretary […]

Dueling endorsements in U.S. Senate primary underscore the fight for Ohio’s conservatives

BY: - May 2, 2022

Culture wars dominated Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel’s parting message to voters. He cut a swath through the state last weekend, visiting churches in Dayton, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati alongside his highest profile supporter, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX. On the campaign trail, on debate stages and on tv ads, Mandel has returned to a […]

Less than a week from Election Day, why are so many Republicans undecided?

BY: - April 28, 2022

Amid the maniacal bids to out-conservative one another, and the near fisticuffs, perhaps the most abiding feature of this year’s Republican U.S. Senate primary has been voters’ uncertainty. In a crowded field it might seem that voters would have an easy time finding a candidate whose message resonates. Instead, the limited polling available keeps showing […]

Former President Trump rallies in Delaware ahead of next week’s primary election

BY: - April 25, 2022

Saturday saw Ohio’s first taste of summer, and thousands poured into the Delaware County fairgrounds, still spongy from spring rain. The throng crowded against metal barriers hours before former president Donald Trump arrived, their faces steadily reddening under the beating sun. The jumbotron screens played campaign ads, a promo for Donald Trump’s coffee table book […]

Mike Gibbons signs Ohio Gun Owners survey committing to abolish ATF, oppose red flag laws

BY: - April 22, 2022

In Lancaster Thursday, GOP Senate candidate Mike Gibbons signed the Ohio Gun Owners survey. The survey asks candidates seeking office whether they would oppose legislation like universal background checks and red flag laws. “There’s been a push by some moderate Republicans to pass red flag gun confiscation laws,” Ohio Gun Owners executive director Chris Dorr […]

J.D. Vance takes center stage ahead of Trump visit

BY: - April 21, 2022

In Delaware Wednesday night J.D. Vance had the stage to himself, taking questions from voters in a townhall hosted by NewsMax. The event, at Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, landed right between him securing Donald Trump’s endorsement and the former president’s visit this weekend at the nearby county fairgrounds. The organizers invited all five GOP […]

Vance wondered whether Trump was ‘America’s Hitler,’ says former roommate sharing screenshot

BY: - April 19, 2022

A state representative from Georgia has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to be something of a coronation for Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance. After securing former President Trump’s endorsement last week, Vance was set to campaign with Trump’s son Don Jr. before Trump himself visits Ohio this weekend. Like Vance, Rep. Josh […]

Trump endorses Vance in U.S. Senate race

BY: - April 15, 2022

Former president Donald Trump has endorsed J.D. Vance for U.S. Senate. The decision comes just a week before Trump visits the state, and ratchets up the intensity in an already hotly contested race just weeks out from the May 3 primary election. Trump’s decision to back Vance was far from assured. The author and investor […]