© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Republican candidate J.D. Vance, who was endorsed by former U.S. President Donald Trump for the upcoming primary elections, applauds during an event hosted by Trump, at the county fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, U.S., April 23, 2022
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – J.D. Vance, the candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate in Ohio on Tuesday, beating out former state treasurer Josh Mandel, NBC News projected.
Vance first rose to prominence after writing “Hillbilly Elegy,” a book about growing up in poverty in Ohio. He will face a Democratic candidate in November’s general election.