JD Vance defeats Tim Ryan in Senate race, Internet calls Ohio 'the Northern Florida'

JD Vance faced constant struggle during the campaign over his past opposition to Trump and poor fundraising

JD Vance defeats Tim Ryan in Senate race, Internet calls Ohio 'the Northern Florida'
Republican JD Vance defeated Democrat Tim Ryan in Ohio Senate race (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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COLUMBUS, OHIO: Bestselling author of 'Hi'llbilly Elegy' and Republican JD Vance defeated Democrat Tim Ryan by a wide margin in Ohio State. He will succeed his fellow Republican, Rob Portman, who did not seek reelection. Vance, who was initially a Donald Trump critic, eventually became one of the most trusted allies of the party. 

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According to The Guardian, Ohio has become solidly Republican in recent years after two wins of Trump and Portman's huge victory. Vance faced constant struggle during the battle over his past opposition to Trump and poor fundraising.

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According to NBC, Republican National GOP groups and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell extensively helped him reach out with an effective campaign. The newly elected governor is a venture capitalist who reinvented himself as a Trump supporter in recent years. He faced a wide range of accusations of insincerity after criticizing Trump as unfit for office when he was president but then embracing him when he needed his endorsement to win the primary. Though Ryan promised to support working-class communities hit by deindustrialization, which he blamed on the policies of governments of both major parties did not gain the results he expected.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance arrives onstage after winning the primary, at an election night event at Duke Energy Convention Center on May 3, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Vance, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, narrowly won over former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, according to published reports.
The newly elected governor of Ohio, J.D. Vance (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Ryan claimed many times during the campaign that Vance’s Ivy League education and spending more time in the San Francisco tech industry could never bring him close to Ohio values and its people. However, Vance and Trump turned close in recent years over their stance on the national economic climate. Vance blamed President Joe Biden over the economic condition of the country. Meanwhile, Vance, who trailed the Democrat in fundraising, received nearly $30 million in backing from the Senate Leadership Fund as they moved closer to the election. The elected governor became a public figure after the release of his memoir Hillbilly Elegy,' which detailed white poverty and addiction in Appalachia. 

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'Time to restore our republic'

The Internet quickly reacted to Vance's win over Ryan. A user said, "Wrong. Nobody to Tim Ryan's left would have had a prayer in a state Trump carried by 8 points in both 2016 and 2020 and in which its Republican governor sailed to an easy re-election. The fault was with the national Democratic Party, which pretty much wrote off Tim Ryan." Another claimed, "Republicans need this win. True America-first Republican unlike some of others getting reelected."

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A user stated, "Vance was the one race on the ballot that was important to me and I'm glad the dems couldn't pull any of the nonsense they managed in PA or AZ here in OH." A tweet read, "Fantastic victory for Americans!!" "Time to restore our Republic," stated another.  A tweet explained, "This is a great victory for my State of Ohio! We will always be a red state! No question!," "Fantastic I see the Senate going to the right people," said a user. Some even went on to call Ohio, "the Northern Florida".

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