Ohio Republicans are asking voters to boycott Trump’s rally with J.D. Vance, and if they go, they are asked to boo Vance.
Here is the message from Josh Mandel’s Ohio allies, the Ohio Values Voters:
In #OHSEN, @JoshMandelOhio‘s allies are calling for a boycott of Saturday’s Trump rally with @JDVance1 and others. They’ve embedded the @club4growth ad in their boycott email. pic.twitter.com/3N0vtCSyDN
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) April 21, 2022
Trump has turned the Ohio Republican Senate primary into a dumpster fire. Of course, this is the primary where a fistfight nearly broke out between candidates Mike Gibbons on Josh Mandel, so Trump just threw gasoline on the situation when he endorsed Vance.
Polling shows a tight race between Mandel and Gibbons. One recent poll has Vance in second, but J.D. Vance is leading in none of the polls. Mandel is taking aim at Vance because he is worried that with Trump’s endorsement, J.D. Vance might be able to pull enough of his voters away to hand the nomination to Mike Gibbons.
Trump has lost much influence that even Republicans are being urged to go to his rally and boo his chosen candidate. Ohio, just like Georgia and Pennsylvania, is enduring a primary that is total chaos, but in the Buckeye State voters may express their displeasure with Trump’s meddling in their election with some loud boos.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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