Jul 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

J.D. Vance launches GOP Senate bid in Ohio

J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance. Photo: J. Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

J.D. Vance, venture capitalist and author of "Hillbilly Elegy," announced Thursday he's entering the crowded Republican race for the Ohio U.S. Senate seat of retiring Sen. Rob Portman.

The big picture: Vance's top issues will be the culture wars (including cancel culture, critical race theory and Big Tech), immigration and economic populism (with an emphasis on inflation), Axios' Mike Allen reported earlier this week.

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