J.D. Vance is the projected winner of the Republican Senate primary in Ohio, marking a major victory for former President Trump and the America First agenda.
Vance rose to the top of the GOP primary in recent weeks, besting his closest competitors, never-Trump Ohio Senate candidate Matt Dolan and Ohio state treasurer Josh Mandel:
Decision Desk HQ projects J.D Vance (@JDVance1) has won the OH GOP Senate Nomination
Race Call At: May 3rd 9:09pm edt
More results here: https://t.co/MOUZI5gypR
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) May 4, 2022
I’ve seen enough: J.D. Vance (R) wins the Republican nomination for #OHSEN and will face Tim Ryan (D) in the fall.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 4, 2022
BREAKING: J.D. Vance projected to win GOP nomination for Ohio Senate. ✅ pic.twitter.com/0IYf0aCJxb
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) May 4, 2022
His surge to victory came weeks after former President Trump endorsed the national populist in the Senate primary race, deeming Vance “the most likely to take out the weak, but dangerous, Democrat opponent.”
Trump expressed confidence that Vance will “destroy him in the debates and will fight for the MAGA Movement in the Senate.”
“He’s strong on the Border, tough on Crime, understands how to use Taxes and Tariffs to hold China accountable, will fight to break up Big Tech, and has been a warrior on the Rigged and Stolen Presidential Election,” Trump added in his endorsement.
Vance spoke to Breitbart News Saturday following the endorsement, calling it “hugely important and powerful” and noting that Trump’s support served as an “incredible boost for us coming down the stretch.”
“Trump sees me as a guy who actually carries on his agenda,” Vance said.
Vance’s purported victory serves as another blow to the GOP establishment heading into the midterms, as he will now face off against Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who won his party’s primary Tuesday night.
More recently, Vance said it would be an “amazing victory” for the. U.S if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
“The fact that things like this are leaking suggests the elites of the left don’t care about norms or anything else besides winning. They have declared full scale culture war on multiple fronts. Conservatives should wake up to this new reality,” he warned.
His Democrat challenger, by contrast, is now calling for the end of the filibuster rule, as members of the far left seek to codify Roe into law to protect abortion — a contentious subject that will surely become a centerpiece in the general election.