Why AP called Ohio Senate for JD Vance

Why Ap Called Ohio Senate For Jd Vance
Jeff Dean - freelancer, FR171800 AP

Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance meets with supporters after casting his ballot at a polling location in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican JD Vance won 80 of Ohio’s 88 counties and performed similarly to former President Donald Trump two years ago in the state.

That’s what led the Associated Press to declare Vance the winner over Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan.

Vance had the backing of former President Donald Trump, who won the state twice, though their relationship has been complicated. Vance had been a “Never Trumper” before Trump became president.

Ryan has served 10 terms in Congress and sought to connect with working class voters who had been moving away from the Democratic Party in some races.

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