Another Super PAC Enters The GOP #OHSEN Primary

Columbus, OH — According to a new Axios report, three of the leading GOP Senate candidates now have a super PAC supporting them, which is sure to make this primary even longer, nastier and more expensive. This week, Ohio Leads, a super PAC backing Jane Timken, reported spending $220,000 on pro-Timken digital ads.  

Two pro-Mandel super PACs have already launched a cumulative nearly $1 million ad buy attacking J.D. Vance. The ads highlight Vance’s own words calling Trump an “idiot,” “reprehensible,” and “noxious.” One of the ads lambasts Vance for calling himself a “flip-flop flipper” to describe how he changed his position on Trump. 

“With six months until the GOP Senate primary, the out-of-touch millionaires and their deep-pocketed allies are doing everything they can to make this primary longer, nastier and more expensive. Instead of talking about lowering costs for Ohio’s working families, the GOP millionaires are too busy escalating their petty feuds and turning off Ohio voters in the process,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party. 

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Axios: Ohio GOP candidates push super PAC bounds

By Lachlan Markay

November 18, 2021

  • What’s happening: The latest ostensibly independent group to enter the fray, a super PAC called Ohio Leads, is backing former state GOP chair Jane Timken.
  • It was officially formed in September, and this week reported spending more than $220,000 on pro-Timken digital ads.
  • The big picture: Timken and Mandel are both competing against a candidate, “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance, whose super PAC is backed by $10 million from billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel.
  • The race is expected to be one of the most expensive in the country, during a midterm cycle that will likely break election spending records.