J.D. Vance’s Victory in Ohio Emboldens The America First Movement

J.D. Vance won the Ohio Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, emboldening the America First movement as it fights to assert itself in GOP nominating contests. Vance ran as an America First populist candidate and became a serious contender thanks in part to television host Tucker Carlson, who routinely features Vance on his show. President Donald Trump and Don Trump Jr. both endorsed Vance even though Vance made anti-Trump remarks during the 2016 election. As of press time, Vance had gained more than 30 percent of the primary vote to stake out a lead over state senator Matt Dolan and state treasurer Josh Mandel, who endured a finance scandal during his campaign. Ultimately, voters in Ohio decided to trust Vance, a 37-year old author who campaigned ferociously around the state and who makes an actual effort to provide intellectual substance in his political rhetoric — a rarity in the modern arena.

J.D. Vance thanked President Donald Trump in triumph.

.@JDVance1 Thanking President Trump During Victory Speech

“A lot of the Fake News Media out there…they wanted to write a story that this campaign would be the death of Donald Trump’s America First Agenda. Ladies & Gentlemen, it ain’t the death of the America First Agenda!” pic.twitter.com/V4cVc16HSo

— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) May 4, 2022

J.D. Vance understands the importance of talking about the drug crisis in America. In the U.S. Senate, Vance would have an opportunity to match his rhetoric with action. In the meantime, he faces off against Democrat Tim Ryan in the general election in Ohio in November.

.@JDVance1 Calling Out The Establishments In Both Parties Over Their Handling Of The Drug Crisis

-The GOP Establishment For Doing Nothing To Punish The Sackler Family For Opioid Crisis
-The Democrat Establishment For Helping The Mexican Drug Cartels Flood Our Country w/ Fentanyl pic.twitter.com/lTqblDpoYv

— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) May 4, 2022