JD Vance, Endorsed By Trump, Doesn’t Mention Him In Ohio Senate Victory Speech

MIDDLETOWN, OH - OCTOBER 19: Republican U.S. Senate candidate JD Vance speaks with supporters in his hometown at the Butler County GOP headquarters on October 19, 2022 in Middletown, Ohio. Vance, who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is running against Democratic candidate Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) in the November election. (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Sen.-elect JD Vance, R-Ohio, did not mention former President Donald Trump in his victory speech Tuesday night, despite receiving Trump’s endorsement.
  • Vance is among a number of high-profile Senate candidates in tight races who Trump endorsed, but he is the only one to have secured a victory on Tuesday night. The others either lost or are in races too close to call, as in Georgia and Wisconsin.
  • Vance’s victory speech saw him thanking dozens of people involved either directly in his campaign or in assisting his win, but Trump wasn’t among them.

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