There were two other big winners in the Republican Party after J.D. Vance captured the Republican nomination for Senate in Ohio, and neither of them is named Donald Trump.
Yes, Vance’s victory Tuesday evening was a big win for the former president, whose endorsement proved crucial for the former venture capitalist and bestselling author. But the outcome of the open GOP Senate primary in the Buckeye State marked a moment to celebrate for two other Republicans rather prominent in the party of late: Megadonor Peter Thiel and veteran pollster Tony Fabrizio.
Thiel, the venture capitalist who is on an apparent mission to elevate conservative populists, invested at least $10 million in a super PAC that supported Vance (his former