Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Tuesday endorsed JD Vance in the heavily contested battle for the Ohio GOP Senate nomination.
Hawley’s endorsement, his first of the 2022 campaign cycle, will likely boost Vance in a crowded primary contest with close to a dozen contenders.
“I’m proud to endorse JD Vance for U.S. Senate from Ohio. JD knows well the devastating realities that our country faces. Especially in Ohio, families gripped by addiction have the cards stacked against them and entire towns continue to plummet. JD will fight for tighter restrictions at the southern border, bring back a robust manufacturing industry and put the needs of our own American citizens first,” Hawley said.
Like Hawley, Vance has been a strong critic of the power of Big Tech. Vance has promised to support a move to “break up the big tech companies, to reduce their power in our economy and our politics.”
“I’m honored to receive Josh’s endorsement. No one else in the U.S. Senate has fought as tirelessly against the Big Tech monopolists who censor conservatives and control the flow of information in our country. Josh points the way toward a conservatism that stands for the interests and values of American workers and families,” Vance said of the endorsement.
"JD will fight for tighter restrictions at the southern border, bring back a robust manufacturing industry and put the needs of our own American citizens first." – @HawleyMO
Senator Josh Hawley endorses JD Vance for U.S. Senate today. Read more: pic.twitter.com/qQ1pdcEzD1
— JD Vance for U.S. Senate Press (@JDVancePress) September 14, 2021
Vance, like other Republican candidates, was directly impacted by the power of Big Tech. Earlier this month, Twitter suspended the official campaign press account of the Ohio GOP Senate hopeful.
“I’m a senate candidate in Ohio, and this was my campaign account,” he said at the time. “To me this is election interference—a multinational corporation making it harder for me to communicate with the people of Ohio.”
Vance’s campaign has continued to grow in recent weeks. He has picked up multiple endorsements from former Trump Cabinet officials and Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN-03).
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