JD Vance is the author of Hillbilly Elegy that overcame his humble, Appalachian roots and made it all the way through Yale Law School and into the closed, lucrative world of venture capital (working for far-right Peter Thiel’s “Mithril Capital” fund).
More importantly and relevantly, he’s also running for Senate in Ohio, hoping to be one of the first real “New Right” types elected to federal office. In that respect he’s ideologically aligned with Blake Masters in Arizona, another New Right type attempted to move the right away from “tax cuts from corporations” type messaging and toward pro-family, pro-worker, culture warrior policies.
Vance cinched the GOP nomination for the Senate race thanks largely to Trump, who threw his support behind Vance and said:
“Like some others, J.D. 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.”
Trump added that “I’ve studied this race closely and I think J.D. is the most likely to take out the weak, but dangerous, Democrat opponent.”
That weak but dangerous Democrat opponent is Tim Ryan, who Vance recently tore to shreds during an interview with Maria Bartiromo, saying that Ryan is a flip-flopper who’s impossible to take seriously and who supports radical leftist policies.
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Specifically, Vance, who projected confidence during the interview and said “I think we’re in a really good spot here in Ohio,” said that:
“The problem that my Democratic opponent, Tim Ryan, has is that he tries to be one thing on his TV commercials, but his voting record and his public statements just don’t back it up.
“So, on the one hand, he criticizes mildly Joe Biden’s debt forgiveness plan for college students. On the other hand, he voted for the exact same thing two years ago. And you can’t just flip-flop on every position you’ve held over the last two years and expect people to take it seriously.”
Continuing Vance went on to emphasize why he thinks he’s in a good position to take on Ryan come November’s election, saying:
“So, I think we’re in a good spot against Tim Ryan. We’ve got a lot of work to do, and I think we have to make sure that Ohio voters actually get out there and vote because if they don’t, we’re going to put a guy who supported defund the police and supported these inflationary policies into the Senate from Ohio. And we deserve to have a good senator from Ohio — not a rubber stamp for Joe Biden.”
We’ll see what happens with the Ohio race. It’ll likely be close, but if anyone with a real MAGA agenda in mind can win that one, it’s probably Vance, a Trump-supported enemy of the globalists and an individual with a track record of hard work and success.