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Midterm elections in Ohio: Liz Cheney says she will vote for Tim Ryan over JD Vance

Liz Cheney has said she would rather vote for Democratic nominee Tim Ryan over Donald Trump-backed Republican JD Vance in the Ohio Senate race.

The Ohio Senate race has become a neck and neck battle between Congressman Tim Ryan, a centrist Democratic member of the House, and author JD Vance, who wrote the book. Hillbilly Ellegiewhich was adapted into a Netflix movie by Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard.

Mr. Vance then launched his political career and was endorsed by former President Mr. Trump.

“I wouldn’t vote for JD Vance,” Ms. Cheney, the Republican representative from Wyoming, said in an interview with PBS NewsHour on Tuesday.

Asked if she would vote for Mr Ryan if she were a Buckeye State voter, Ms Cheney replied: ‘I would.’

This is not the first time that Ms. Cheney has pledged to support a Democratic candidate.

Ms Cheney crossed party lines last week after announcing her endorsement of Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan.

Ms Cheney also said last week that she would no longer be a Republican if Mr Trump was nominated as the Republican presidential nominee in 2024.

If Mr. Trump successfully wins the nomination, the party will “crash”, she said.

Ms Cheney was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Mr Trump for his role in the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol.

She also led the House Select Committee investigating the riots.

In August, she was defeated in Wyoming’s Republican primary by Trump-backed candidate Harriet Hageman.

The Ohio Senate race is being watched closely as it would strengthen the Democrats’ grip to some extent, while a Republican hold on the seat will be crucial if they have a chance of retaking the upper house.

Currently, Republicans hold the seat in the form of Rob Portman, the state’s junior senator.


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