j.d. vance

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As the importance of young voters grows, campaigning like Tim Ryan will never win in Ohio

BY: - December 2, 2022

Ohio Democratic voters faced some unwelcome news in this year’s midterm elections: each of their state-wide candidates had gone down in defeat to Republicans. Among the most bitter losses was the closely watched U.S. Senate race between Representative Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance, the Trump-backed venture capitalist and “Hillbilly Elegy” author.  Ahead of the election, […]

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J.D. Vance: Ohio’s new servile, self-seeking sycophant of a U.S. Senator

BY: - November 17, 2022

After two years of relentless lies from Donald Trump about the 2020 Election — lies that precipitated a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn a free and fair American election — Ohio’s newly elected U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance says it’s not the traitor Trump’s fault that Republicans failed to create a […]

Last minute donations: Who gave to Ohio’s federal candidates in the final weeks of the election?

BY: - November 15, 2022

Donors spent a lot of money in Ohio during this year’s election. Campaign advertising tracker AdImpact estimated $344 million went into ads on TV, online or over the radio. OpenSecrets, which tracks federal campaigns, showed candidates raising about $100 million — and that didn’t take into account the final week of fundraising. During the final […]

Sen. Portman signs on to amendment to help pass Respect for Marriage Act

BY: - November 15, 2022

As lawmakers in Columbus prepare for a busy lame duck legislative session, U.S. Senator Rob Portman announced a significant development for same-sex marriage protections. The outgoing Republican senator has struck a deal with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to potentially advance the Respect for Marriage Act. In addition to Portman, U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, […]

Republican J.D. Vance wins Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican J.D. Vance has won the race to succeed Republican Rob Portman representing Ohio in the U.S. Senate. The open seat and the stakes of Senate control fueled a race that gained national attention. Early in the evening in Columbus, Portman took the stage to pump up the crowd about the U.S. Senate race. “There’s […]

At Election Eve rally with Ohio Republicans, Trump sets Nov. 15 for ‘very big announcement’

BY: - November 7, 2022

VANDALIA — More than a thousand people flooded the Dayton Airport tarmac on Election Eve to see Donald Trump speak. In between the flight hangars organizers set up bleachers and jumbotrons that would later show power point presentations. Flags or bunting covered every flat surface that wasn’t moving. At about 8:30 p.m., Trump’s plane landed […]

Campaigns brimming with optimism ahead of Tuesday election

BY: - November 7, 2022

In the final weekend of the midterms, every campaign believes the race is coming their way. Whether honest assessment or false bravado, they’ll readily explain how this poll or those returns are good for their prospects. From the outside looking in, it’s as though the biggest threat now is not a gaffe or a new […]

Campaign Notebook: Dueling bus tours in Central Ohio

BY: - November 4, 2022

Brightly colored tour buses ferried Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Tim Ryan and the entire slate of statewide Republican nominees through Central Ohio campaign swings Thursday. Ryan reiterated his message about the “exhausted majority,” and defeating extremism, while Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted boasted about income tax cuts, Intel and police funding […]

J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan make final appeal to voters from townhall stage

BY: - November 2, 2022

In a Fox News townhall one week from election day, Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidates tackled questions from the audience and moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum about energy, the border, abortion, the Paul Pelosi attack, and more. The event takes the place of the third debate both campaigns have said they wanted but couldn’t ever […]

Who’s funding Ohio’s U.S. Senate race?

BY: - October 27, 2022

Earlier this month, federal candidates turned in campaign finance reports covering their fundraising and spending from June to September. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tim Ryan continues to outstrip his Republican opponent J.D. Vance. But Vance has been able to blunt that advantage significantly thanks to outside spending by Republican groups. Vance made significant […]

Tim Ryan: The working-class-jobs candidate in the era of resentment

BY: - October 27, 2022

This story was originally published in ProPublica. Tim Ryan is a “crazy, lying fraud.” That’s how J.D. Vance, the bestselling memoirist turned Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, opened his remarks at a September rally alongside Donald Trump in the middle of the congressional district Ryan has represented for two decades. Ryan seems like an unlikely […]

Campaign Notebook: Senate nominees bring big names to central Ohio

BY: - October 26, 2022

Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidates kicked off the week by campaigning with two high profile surrogates. It would be hard to imagine two backers more dissimilar. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan shared the stage with Dave Matthews in Columbus, while Republican J.D. Vance took U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham along for a Central Ohio campaign swing. People […]