Former U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate JD Vance greet supporters during the rally at the Dayton International Airport on November 7, 2022 in Vandalia, Ohio. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATED 2:22 PM PT – Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Ohio GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance has casted his ballot in the Buckeye State.
With a Marine Corps Veteran running against a career politician, Ohio’s Senate race is shaping up to be one that could determine the majority in the upper chamber. J.D. Vance has branded himself as a Conservative and an outsider. He gained the endorsement of former President Donald J. Trump despite his past remarks against the president.
On Tuesday, Vance voted in Cincinnati and told reporters he believes he can win the Senate race against Democrat Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) if people get out there and vote.
The Trump-endorsed candidate has said his goal, if elected, is to bring back energy independence and restore America’s manufacturing base while focusing on America First policies. Vance has been vocal about inflation, saying the financial hardships Americans are facing have all been inflicted by spending in Washington.
“People just aren’t happy with the direction of the Biden administration,” Vance said. “They don’t want a rubber stamp for Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. They want an independent voice for the people of Ohio. And I think that the good thing about last night, at least one good thing about last night is that it really reinforced that we can take this country back. We just have to get people out there to vote.”