While most of the candidates in the race ran for former President Donald Trump, this year’s first Senate race to test the power of his approval was the primary.
Although Trump did not endorse the Ohio Governor’s primary, he played a major role in the race to replace retiring Republican Senator Rob Portman.
“It’s right to change your mind. In fact, you have to change your mind when things change. I think that is true in my view of President Trump,” Vance said Monday.
Trump’s acceptance of Vance came as a shock to the editor, helping to double his support between the Fox poll in March and another poll in April.
But many of Ohio’s top GOP candidates running for Senate, including former state treasurer Josh Mandel, businessman Mike Gibbons and former state party leader Jane Timken, sought Trump’s approval – and attacked Vance for his past statements about the former president. , Argued that they raised questions about his credibility as a conservative.
Commenting on Vance’s past criticism ahead of the election, Trump said Vance had “said some negative things about me, but he made up for it.”
“I can tell he’s 1,000% with us,” the former president added.
In turn, the Texas sen. He received help in the final days of the campaign trail from Ted Cruz, urging Republicans in Ohio to pay less attention to approval and more focus on the sustainability of a candidate’s record as a Conservative.
Ohio Governorate Priorities
The governor, who has built deep ties in Republican circles in public service over the years in Ohio, has received national praise for his careful handling of the increase in Govt-19 cases in the early days of the epidemic. But as epidemic controls became more polarized, he became a frequent target of right-wingers and Trump, which seemed to affect him as he began to win a second term as governor.
In the 11th congressional district of Ohio, there is a rematch between Democrat Rep. Schondell Brown and Nina Turner. Brown won the support of Biden and some moderate-aligned outside groups, but Turner, a former Ohio state senator, is Vermont Sen. Bernie was a key participant in Sanders’ presidential campaign, hoping it would inspire progressives to lead him to victory. The newly drawn district includes much of Cleveland.
In Indiana, GOP Sen. Todd Young and Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott of the Democrats are running unopposed in their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday.
This story has been updated with additional improvements.
Paul LeBlanc, Gabby Orr and Ethan Cohen presented this report.
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