Run, JD! Run!

CNN is reporting that Mitch McConnell has reached out to JD Vance about running for the Senate. Let's hope he says yes.

I love JD Vance. His book "Hillbilly Elegy" has had more effect on my life than any other book except maybe the bible. If I'm ever fortunate enough to meet him I'm going to demand a DNA sample because I swear we must be related! But maybe that's what made his book so great: everyone reading it could relate to his tale of family dysfunction and inspiration. "Elegy" was the go to book in 2016 for explaining the Trump phenomenon (even though it was written before Trump's success in the primary.) It spoke to the flaws and advantages of life in rural America, and specifically in the Appalachian region of the country.

Vance has been a contributor to CNN for the last year. Ron Howard is set to direct the movie version of his book. But instead of going Hollywood, Vance moved back to his hometown last year to start a non-profit that would battle the opioid epidemic.

He's been approached to run for office before and decided against it. But last week Ohio state treasurer Josh Mandel announced he is withdrawing from the Senate race due to his wife's health problem. This has left a huge void in a primary Mandel was heavily favored to win. There are only 4 months to go before the election. So, it's not surprising that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly reached out to Vance to run.

I hope he considers it. JD Vance is exactly the kind of representative we need. A man who knows the crushing effects of poverty and substance abuse as well as the value of family. An Ohio native who served in the marines and graduated Ohio State AND Yale law school.

So, run JD Vance! Your state needs you. The Republican party needs you. America certainly needs you.

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cynicalnerd
cynicalnerd

Unless the person Titch McCONill endorses is the reincarnation of Mother Teresa I'm automatically opposed. Mitch needed to be ditched back in 2014.

NWRED
NWRED

Elect another establishment crony? I want to retire McConnell.

im_frank
im_frank

Yale Law School . . . (yawn). Sure, just what we need - another LAWYER in Congress. smh

smkellat
smkellat

We've got better choices already in the running. Getting a Jim Renacci as candidate would do great things. David Joyce would be a strong appropriator. Both have won more than one campaign.

Show me that J.D. Vance can win an election for township trustee at least and then we can talk about higher aspirations.