GOP encouraging Ohio Senate run for "Hillbilly Elegy" author

J.D. Vance in front of the Capitol
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"Top Senate Republicans have quietly reached out to J.D. Vance — the star author of 'Hillbilly Elegy' — about running for Senate in Ohio after the abrupt withdrawal of GOP candidate Josh Mandel last week," Politico reports.