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“Hillbilly Elegy” author Vance announces U.S. Senate bid in Ohio

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – J.D. Vance, the venture capitalist and author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” announced his 2022 candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, joining a crowded field of Republicans vying for the chance to replace retiring Senator Rob Portman. Vance enters a Republican primary contest that already includes six other candidates, among them former state treasurer Josh Mandel, former Ohio Republican Party chairwoman Jane Timkin and Cleveland businessman Bernie Moreno. At least three other Republicans are said to be considering runs. U.S. Representative Tim Ryan ha…

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