The Republican Party establishment is seething over populist upstart J.D. Vance’s U.S. Senate primary victory in Ohio last night.
Vance won the primary after receiving an endorsement from President Donald Trump, which caused him to surge past a glut of competitors. He will go on to face Democrat contender Tim Ryan in November’s midterm elections.
Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich credited Vance, who “put in tremendous work and has immense political talent — which put him in the position to earn the support of President Trump,” but noted that Trump is the kingmaker these days in Republican Party politics.
“The power of President Trump’s