Trump Endorses JD Vance for US Senate

JD Vance Campaigns Ahead Of Ohio Senate Primary Election

TROY, OH - APRIL 11: Republican U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance speaks with prospective supporters at a campaign event on April 11, 2022 in Troy, Ohio. Vance, a conservative commentator perhaps best known for his memoir Hillbilly Elegy, is in a crowded field to replace the retiring Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

(Cleveland) - While all the major Republicans running for Rob Portman's soon-to-be-vacant US Senate seat have been trying to partner themselves with former President Donald Trump, the one who will get his endorsement will be author and political newcomer JD Vance,

In a statement issued through a PAC controlled by Trump, he said Vance would be the best candidate to take on U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democrat from the Mahoning Valley, who is far ahead in the race for the Democratic nomination.,

Trump said he was very aware that Vance once said he was a "never Trump guy," but said that Vance now sees the light, saying “Like some others, JD Vance may have said some not so great things about me in the past, but he gets it now, and I have seen that in spades. He is our best chance for victory in what could be a very tough race.”

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