Ohio GOP Candidate for Senate J.D. Vance won big league on Tuesday, besting his opponent Democrat Rep Tim Ryan (D-OH) in a major victory for the Trump-backed Republican.
Vance received the coveted Trump endorsement in April, which catapulted him to the GOP nomination and eventually a decisive victory over Ryan in the generals.
“I’ve studied this race closely and I think J.D. is the most likely to take out the weak, but dangerous, Democrat opponent – dangerous because they will have so much money to spend,” Trump said in April.
Vance had been leading in polls heading into election night. Real Clear Politics gave Vance an 8-point advantage, one that jumped up to +12.3 once adjusted for how much polls typically underestimate Republican support.
While the votes are still being counted, Vance has to be happy with his margin of victory.
The following outlets have called the race for Vance:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 9, 2022
— Bloomberg (@business) November 9, 2022
Decision Desk HQ projects J.D. Vance (R) wins election to the U.S. Senate in Ohio.#DecisionMade: 11:03pm EST
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 9, 2022
Vance has had an interesting road toward politics. An author, lawyer, venture capitalist, and Former Marine, Vance rose to national notoriety after writing the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy.” With that resume, we look forward to seeing what he will do in Congress and most importantly, for the state of Ohio.