Venture capitalist J.D. had his record on Donald Trump thrown in his face on Thursday after NBC News reported the candidate was close to receiving the former president's support.
"Republican rivals to J.D. Vance have embarked on a last-ditch effort to stave off an endorsement from Donald Trump in Ohio’s Senate primary, a response prompted by swirling speculation that the former president is close to backing Vance in the contentious race," Politico reported Thursday.
The letter the rivals sent to Trump said "JD Vance was actively working against your candidacy" and said Vance had referred to Trump supporters as "racists."
The group used bullet points to its allegations against Vance, including one where he reportedly said Trump's policy ideas "range from immoral to absurd."
"I hope that [Trump] is soundly defeated," the group claimed Vance said.
Letter from Ohio Republicans on Vance's candidacy.Screengrab.
SCOOP: A collection of more than three dozen Ohio county GOP chairs and state party central cmte. members have banded together to sign a letter urging Trump not to endorse JD Vance for Senate, noting that he \u201creferred to your supporters as \u2018racists.\u2019\u201d https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/14/ohio-republicans-vance-endorsement-00025395\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/afuQUN4IDt— Daniel Lippman (@Daniel Lippman) 1649975553