The leading candidates in the race for the Republican nomination to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate are making their final pitch to voters as the election draws close.
J.D. Vance, Josh Mandel, Mike Gibbons, and Matt Dolan are attempting to sell voters on their message to face Democrat Tim Ryan after Tuesday’s election.
Surrogates for the various campaigns have flocked to the state to encourage residents to head to the polls. As previously reported, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk are supporting Vance at a variety of town halls. In addition to the duo, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA-14) and Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01) attended events for Vance, taking shots at Mandel.
Separately, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) traveled to Ohio to stump for Josh Mandel, making multiple stops at campaign rallies at churches across the state.
“As our nation faces crisis after crisis under Joe Biden, our country needs Conservative fighters to stand up to the radical Democrats who want to exploit these problems to deliver socialism to America. That’s why I am supporting Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. A United States Marine, Josh is a proven fighter for our American way of life, a champion for the unborn, and a stalwart advocate for our religious liberties. I am proud to endorse Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate, and I ask every conservative in Ohio to do the same,” Cruz said in his original endorsement of Mandel.
Mike Gibbons, who has the endorsement of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Representative Kat Cammack (R-FL-03), is pitching voters on his record as a businessman and creating jobs, recently releasing a new ad knocking Mandel and Vance for their lack of job creation.
State Senator Matt Dolan has increased his support in recent weeks, as polls show him moving up the leaderboard. The lawmaker is touting local endorsements over those of national GOP figures that his opponents have secured.
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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Ohio Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “JD Vance” by JD Vance. Photo “Josh Mandel” by Josh Mandel. Photo “Mike Gibbons” by Mike Gibbons. Photo “Matt Dolan” by Sen. Matt Dolan. Background Photo “U.S. Capitol Building” by GPA Photo Archive.