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Vance bows out of Ohio Senate bid

J.D. Vance, venture capitalist and author of "Hillbilly Elegy". Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

J.D. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy” who was mulling a run for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio in this year's midterm elections, tweeted on Friday that supporters should "count me out of politics for now."

The backdrop: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had reportedly tried to court Vance about the possibility of launching a bid against Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, per Politico.