Pro-Life Senate Candidate JD Vance Wins Ohio Primary, Will Take on Pro-Abortion Tim Ryan

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 4, 2022   |   11:23AM   |   Washington, DC

JD Vance defeated six other GOP candidates to win the Ohio Republican Senate primary Tuesday night and will face off against pro-abortion Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in November.

Vance received just over 30% of the primary vote on Tuesday and former state Treasurer Josh Mandel came in second while state Sen. Matt Dolan finished third. Dolan immediately announced his endorsement of Vance against the abortion advocates and Ohio Republicans are coming together to support him.

Vance’s polling rose in recent weeks, buoyed by endorsements from influential Republicans including President Trump and Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley.

Also, leading pro-life groups backed Vance and will enthusiastically support him against Ryan.

SBA List Candidate Fund PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented:

“We congratulate J.D. Vance on his primary win. An unflinching advocate for life, Vance is in touch with Ohio values and can take the fight to pro-abortion elites in D.C. In stark contrast, Tim Ryan is an extremist who consistently sided with Nancy Pelosi in the House. Ryan boasts about his efforts to impose taxpayer-funded, unlimited abortion up to birth and block democratically enacted protections for unborn children and mothers in Ohio and nationwide. In a crucial year when the people may finally have their right to pass life-saving laws restored, Ohioans deserve a senator who hears their voice and stands up to the pro-abortion Biden-Schumer agenda. Elections have consequences and we will work relentlessly to defeat extremists like Tim Ryan who cater to the radical abortion lobby.”

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Ryan is an original co-sponsor of legislation that would effectively codify a right to abortion on demand until birth into federal law and nullify pro-life laws in Ohio and across the country. Ryan has earned an F on SBA List’s National Pro-Life Scorecard for his consistent pro-abortion voting record.

Ohio Right to Life also supported Vance. Marshal Pitchford, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Right to Life Society said:

“The Ohio Right to Life Society is proud to offer our full endorsement to Mr. Vance.  Ohio Right to Life believes that JD Vance is the best candidate to continue the exemplary pro-life service and statesmanship currently demonstrated by Senator Rob Portman.  JD Vance is 100% pro-life and we are confident that he will not only advance the cause of life but defend the unborn from Planned Parenthood and their allies in our nation’s capital. JD Vance will be a great US Senator.”