NBC News reports:
Former President Trump is planning to endorse J.D. Vance in Ohio’s crowded senate GOP primary, according to three sources with knowledge of his decision.
In recent days, Trump began calling donors and advisers to get their opinion endorsing on the “Hillbilly Elegy” author, but he held off under intense pressure from the rival Republican campaigns of Josh Mandel and Jane Timken, the sources said.
“The Mandel people hit the roof,” one Republican with knowledge of the discussions told NBC News, noting that Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan tried to dissuade Trump on behalf of Mandel, whom the congressman supports.
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Vance has called for banning voting by “childless liberals.” Last year he complained to Fox News when Twitter banned Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. Later in that same show, he hailed Kyle Rittenhouse’s “manly virtues.” In January 2022, he falsely claimed that Capitol rioters are being held without charges.
Trump held out for a while to get a bigger check out of Peter Thiel. This means Blake Masters (AZ) will get the endorsement soon, and it wasn’t buy one, get one free either. https://t.co/747AiL1wiS
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 14, 2022
Honored to have Marjorie’s endorsement. We’re going to win this thing and take the country back from the scumbags. https://t.co/tKFWOvRvq3
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) January 25, 2022