OH: Vance grovels, busks for Trump base’s forgiveness as he seeks US Senate seat

Source: Yahoo! News

“Republican Ohio senatorial candidate J.D. Vance apologized for his criticism of former President Donald Trump, saying he was ‘wrong.’ Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, asked not to be judged based on years-old comments. Vance described himself as ‘never Trump;’ called Trump ‘an idiot;’ said he ‘didn’t support’ Trump; described himself as ‘not a Trump guy;’ and said: ‘I loved @MittRomney’s anti-Trump screed’ in since-deleted tweets from 2016 and 2017. … Vance entered a pro-Trump field in the Republican primary with all contenders hoping to take over for retiring Sen. Rob Portman. He’s fighting Josh Mandel, a Marine Corps veteran and two-time treasurer of Ohio; Jane Timken, the former Ohio GOP chairwoman; and businessmen Bernie Moreno and Mike Gibbons.” (07/06/21)