As of last night, the 2022 General Election has officially begun.
Voters of both parties showed up at the polls yesterday in two states, Ohio and Indiana, to pick their candidates for this year’s fast approaching general election.
Most of the nation’s attention was focused on the rust-belt state of Ohio, where voters went to pick their party’s nominees for the state’s race for U.S. Senate.
Insurgent candidate J.D. Vance won the Republican primary with 32.2% of the vote, or 340,991 total votes, with 99% of the results reporting in. Josh Mandel, former state treasurer, received 2nd place with 23.9% of the vote and Matt Dolan came in third with 23.3%.
The Republican primary was hard fought, with multiple candidates leading in the polls at different times over the past few months.
However, Vance’s biggest boost came from former President Donald J. Trump, who endorsed him on April 15, calling Vance the “candidate most qualified and ready to win in November.”
On the day of Trump’s endorsement, Vance sat at 3rd in the polls at 14.7%.
Vance is best known for his memoir Hillbilly Elegy, which gives personal and in-depth analysis of white, working-class America. The book has since been turned into a movie.
Current U.S. Representative Tim Ryan won the Democrat primary with 69.7% of the vote (355,764 votes) and will face Vance in the Ohio general election come November 8, 2022.
Ryan was first elected to Congress in 2003 and ran for the Democrat party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
Are you registered to vote? If not, The Daily Citizen encourages you to register, especially before the upcoming midterm elections in November.
To learn more about the importance of voting, check out Focus on the Family’s broadcast on the topic.
And to learn more about how to view voting through a Christian perspective, you can listen to Focus’ broadcast with pastor Dr. Tony Evans.
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