Sen. Dan Sullivan is heading to Ohio this week to campaign for J.D. Vance, who is running for U.S. Senate. Vance has been trailing behind Democrat nominee Rep. Tim Ryan, who also has raised more money than Vance and who has campaigned more aggressively this summer.
Ryan’s campaign has branded Vance as not a real Ohioan, but rather a San Francisco transplant.
Vance is the author of the best-selling memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.” He grew up in Middletown, Ohio. A lawyer, he worked as an investor in San Francisco before returning to Ohio.
Sullivan, Donald Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. are filling in where mega-GOP donor Peter Thiel has left off. Thiel has turned the attention of his network of funders to Arizona to come to the aid of Blake Masters for Senate, who has been trailing in polling to Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly. Masters is a close associate of Thiel, having worked at Thiel Capital earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the Ohio race has gotten a lot tighter, surprising many in a state that Donald Trump won easily in 2020.
Sullivan’s fundraising link for J.D. Vance is at this link.