July Is Over. Where Are The July Ads J.D. Vance Promised?
August 1, 2022
Vance: “We’re definitely going to be on TV, I think probably sometime in July.”
Columbus, OH – Amidst bad fundraising and questions from conservative talk radio hosts if Vance is ever even in Ohio, J.D. Vance tried to assure conservative talk radio host Mark Blazor that his campaign would start running TV ads in July. Welcome to August, J.D.!
At the 12:13 mark, Vance told Mark Blazor, “We’re definitely going to be on TV, I think probably sometime in July.” Well, July has come and gone and there are still no TV ads. Sad!
The reason Vance’s campaign isn’t on TV is likely because they are broke and their campaign has neglected to return the phone calls of many Ohio donors. Nearly three months into the general election, Ohio Republicans are still “waiting for Vance to show up,” and frustrated that “he’s not campaigning hard enough.” One GOP source told Daily Beast that “when the fundraising numbers came out, it’s full-on panic now.” Ron Verb, a conservative talk radio host, offered Vance the advice that he “better get off his ass, figure out why he isn’t raising more money, why the Republican Party isn’t behind him raising money.”
This isn’t the only lie J.D. Vance has been caught in lately about his floundering campaign. Recently, J.D. Vance tried to shrug off his poor fundraising non-efforts by saying (falsely) that Rob Portman was outraised 3-to-1 by Ted Strickland. This is false: Portman “walloped” Strickland in fundraising.
“J.D. Vance will do or say anything to get elected. If J.D. Vance will even lie to the friendliest members of his own party rather than work harder and do better, how can Ohioans trust anything he says or count on him to actually show up for them?” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.