Ohioans Ask, “Where Is J.D. Vance?”
July 19, 2022
For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2022
Columbus, OH – Struggling to overcome poor polling and lackluster fundraising numbers, J.D. Vance is also facing mounting criticism from Ohioans noticing he’s nowhere to be found. WEWS put it succinctly in new reporting yesterday: “Around the Ohio Statehouse, Democrats and Republicans alike have all been wondering: where is Vance?”
Conservative talk radio hosts have criticized Vance for being missing on the airwaves. Youngstown host Ron Verb tore into J.D. Vance for his “horrible campaign” and said he needs to “get off his ass and start moving.” The show’s episode was titled, “Where is J.D. Vance?” When Vance finally appeared on Verb’s show weeks later, Verb left Vance with a warning about his campaign, saying (at 16:39), “…you need to appear more often on the program. We just want more from you, I guess, is what we’re trying to say.”
Bill Cunningham also chided Vance (at the 51:35 mark) for missing DeWine’s ice cream social last month. He said, “You missed Fran’s cherry pies, one of the highlights in Greene County, but alright we’ll talk again, but J.D. there’s a sense you’re not campaigning.” Last week, Bill Cunningham said he would have a guest on to discuss “what many consider to be the non-campaign of J.D. Vance.”
“J.D. Vance is hiding from Ohioans because he feels ‘out of place’ in the state and can’t answer for his sham nonprofit, defend his toxic position that survivors of rape and incest should be forced to give birth, or explain why he shrugged off the devastating impact of trade and outsourcing on Ohio workers. San Francisco Vance may be afraid to talk about his out-of-touch positions on the campaign trail but Ohioans won’t be fooled by Ohio’s biggest fraud,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.