U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance (R-OH) explained his nascent outsider campaign to an audience at CPAC Texas in Dallas on Friday.
Vance, author of the bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy, said that the “rise of the hillbilly” will be what redeems America from the precipice of despotism and tyranny.
“I grew up in southwestern Ohio, I was raised by my mamaw and papaw, who came from southeastern Kentucky coal country,” Vance said, explaining his humble roots.
He left home for the Iraq War but kept his “hillbilly” values for the rest of his life. Vance said that his mother was initially worried about him serving in the U.S. marine core but came around after hearing how his sacrifice for the nation was necessary by