ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses JD Vance for Senate in Ohio

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2022

Sacramento, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of JD Vance for election to the United States Senate from the State of Ohio.  

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “JD Vance is a solid conservative outsider with the boldness and fortitude sorely needed to stand up to the liberal elitists in Washington, D.C.  President Trump has thrown his full support behind JD Vance and endorsed his campaign, as Trump understands the seriousness of this election and knows that once elected, JD will shatter the status-quo political system that is destroying our nation.

“Ohio is a bellwether each election cycle, as it truly represents the pulse of the nation.  This year the radical left is determined to take the Senate, and they know the road is through Ohio, which is why it’s critical we all unify behind JD Vance and get him elected this November.  With that urgency in mind, JD’s fellow Senate primary opponents have rallied behind his campaign in an effort to unite and win this seat for conservatives, and we enthusiastically join with them.” 

The following are their unity statements of support:

“I am passionate about the future of this state and country, which is why Republicans must retake the Senate and House in November to right the ship and put a check on Joe Biden’s disastrous policies. I congratulate JD Vance and fully support him in November.” – Jane Timken, Former U.S. Senate Candidate

“JD Vance and I have debated our differences, and in this hard-fought campaign he was successful. Just as I will never quite fighting for Ohio, I now pledge to unite our party and endorse JD Vance to be our next U.S. Senator.” – Matt Dolan, Former U.S. Senate Candidate

“I just called JD Vance to congratulate him on a hard-fought victory, I look forward to voting for him in November and doing what I can to help him beat Tim Ryan. The stakes are too high for this country to not support the nominee, and I want to congratulate JD and congratulate his team.” – Josh Mandel, Former U.S. Senate Candidate

Russo added, “JD is a proud Marine – who courageously served our country in the Iraq War.  He supports a foreign policy that puts America first and understands the dangers of giving international players control over the American economy and the financial ruin that will occur.

“Ohio was once a thriving manufacturing state, but as jobs were shipped overseas, many Ohioans found themselves suddenly unemployed and unable to earn a living wage.  As a small business owner, JD Vance is determined to restore Ohio’s manufacturing base and stop the overseas kickbacks benefiting big tech while stabbing small business owners in the back. 

“With surging gas prices and skyrocketing inflation rates, Ohio needs a U.S. Senator who will fight against the political establishment and defend hard-working Ohioans from Joe Biden and his liberal pals who continue to raise taxes to fund their pet projects.  Ohioans are fed-up with out-of-control spending and a soaring national debt and are counting on a fierce fighter like JD to stop the downward spiral of our nation. Unfortunately, the Democrat nominee Tim Ryan talks a good game in Ohio, but is a big disappointment with his voting record.

“I am confident JD will be a fierce champion of our Tea Party principles to stop radical tax hikes, reduce the size and power of government, and restore American prosperity.  We are pleased to offer our endorsement to JD Vance for election to the United States Senate, and encourage Ohioans to rally behind his campaign to elect him as the next U.S. Senator from the great state of Ohio,” Russo


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