J.D. Vance's Senate campaign is back on air with ad emphasizing his Ohio roots
J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," has his first ad of the general election
J.D. Vance, whose Ohio Senate campaign has been absent from the airwaves since he won the Republican primary in May, will soon be back on TV with his first ad of the general election.
The 30-second spot, shared first with NBC News, launches Wednesday and features Vance’s wife, Usha, speaking straight-to-camera and makes no mention of the Democratic nominee, Rep. Tim Ryan.
“My husband J.D. grew up in Middletown, and things weren’t easy,” Usha Vance says in the ad as old family photos appear on screen. “His mom struggled with addiction. And his dad wasn’t there. But J.D. was lucky. He was raised by his loving grandmother, and he served his country as a Marine in Iraq. He’s an incredible father, and he’s my best friend.”
“He wants for Ohio what Ohio gave him,” she adds. “A fighting chance.”
Titled "Ohio Story," the ad is part of a $1 million TV buy and paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee in coordination with Vance's campaign. It will air on broadcast and cable networks in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland and Dayton, according to Vance's campaign.