Best-selling author J.D. Vance won the Ohio Senate election by a bigger margin than the polls predicted, but a narrower victory than his peers. Republican Running in other statewide races.
Democratic candidate Rep. Tim Ryan acknowledged a sharp remark about the importance of accepting the election results. About 95% of the votes were counted, with Vance leading his Ryan 53%-47%.
Vance’s victory was met with jubilation and relief by Republicans at an election night party in Columbus.
“We had a very good win and I’m very proud of it,” Vance told supporters. “If you’re watching TV, did you vote for me?” Regardless, my promise is that you will go to the United States Senate and fight for your people every day. Ohio“
The Trump-backed venture capitalist faced a competitive challenge from Ryan.
Ryan focused his campaign He denounced the policies of both major parties’ governments for their promises to help working-class communities hit hard by deindustrialization and the export of their jobs.
Ryan acknowledged in a speech to dozens of Republicans who have consistently refused to accept Trump’s 2020 defeat and said they might not accept the election results if he loses. Vance claimed the presidential election was stolen from Trump, but said he didn’t question the results of Tuesday’s vote.
“I have the privilege of handing over this race to JD Vance,” said Ryan. “If you lose the election, you make concessions and respect the will of the people, right? If you win, it’s a legitimate election, and if you lose, you can’t have a system where someone steals,” he said.
Trump’s endorsement proved pivotal in helping Vance win the Republican primary, but it’s clear whether it helped or held back the broader electorate. not. Vance faced accusations that he was unfaithful after criticizing Trump for being unfit to be president when he was president, but he turned him on when he needed his endorsement to win the primary. accepted.
Ultimately, Vance, like elsewhere, may have been saved by widespread disillusionment with Ohio’s economy and polls.
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