Trump-endorsed GOP senatorial candidate J.D. Vance has defeated Democratic opponent Tim Ryan in a closely-watched U.S. Senate race in Ohio on Tuesday night; Vance says “we won and we won big.”
“We won, and we won big, ladies and gentlemen,” Vance said during his victory speech, noting that Ryan had called him to concede the election.
“We have a very simple job to do. It’s go to work every single day and fight for the people of Ohio.”
From The Daily Wire:
On the famous Mamaw, the woman who raised him and featured prominently in his bestselling book “Hillbilly Elegy,” Vance said, “We joked that if we could wheel her up today she would drop probably about five F-bombs on national TV, but she was a proud product of working people. She believed in the American dream. She believed in the prowess of this country … I will never forget the woman who raised me, I will never forget where I came from, and I will never forget the great people of Ohio.”
“We’ve been given an opportunity to do something, and that’s to govern, and to govern to make the lives of the people of Ohio better. That’s exactly what I aim to do, and because of you, I get a chance to do it,” he added.
The senator-elect will succeed retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman, who announced last year that he would not seek a third term.
While Vance was endorsed by former President Trump, there was no mention of forty-five in his victory speech.
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