JD Vance Is Attracting Tons Of Money For Republican Candidates

(NewsReady.com) – Senator JD Vance (R-OH) was elected to the upper chamber after a contentious election in 2022. Just a year into his term, he’s become an important member of the lawmaking body. New reports also indicate he’s attracting a lot of money for down-ballot races.

The Ohio Republican primary was one of the most talked about in the nation in mid-February. The party’s far-right candidate, Bernie Moreno, won the closely watched Senate primary. He will now face off against longtime Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in a race that could decide the majority in the upper chamber.

According to Axios, Vance worked behind the scenes to raise money to propel Moreno forward in the primary. The freshman senator is a close ally of former President Donald Trump and is reportedly on his short list for vice president. He is also responsible for more than $1 million in donations to the super PAC supporting Moreno, Buckeye Values.

Vance got on the phone with big donors throughout the race and called on big Republican donors to throw their weight behind the Trump-backed candidate who was born in Colombia but became a successful businessman in the Buckeye State. Cliff Sims, one of the leaders of the super PAC, said there was a running joke about how many times the PAC heard a donor tell them, “JD sent me.”

That number includes a half-a-million dollar fundraising haul raised in the three days before the primary race, which included a rally with Moreno, Vance, and Trump. Vance got Steve Schwarzman, the CEO of Blackstone Group, on board with Moreno. The billionaire ended up donating $375,000 to the candidate.

Additionally, Vance helped facilitate a donation from Purple Good Government PAC, which is funded by David Sacks. He’s a businessman in Silicon Valley and one of the stars of “The All-In Podcast.” His PAC donated $93,400.

If Vance can keep up the fundraising momentum, he could become a crucial piece of the GOP’s success in November, especially at a time when the national party is struggling to raise money.

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