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J.D. Vance's Senate Campaign In Ohio Is Off To An Awkward Start.
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J.D. Vance's Senate Campaign In Ohio Is Off To An Awkward Start.


It's far too early to write an elegy for J.D. Vance's Ohio Senate campaign, but the author of "Hillbilly Elegy" made an awkward announcement on Thursday.

Former state Treasurer Josh Mandel, former Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken, and business executives Bernie Moreno and Mike Gibbons are among those challenging Vance in the Republican primary for the seat currently held by Sen. Rob Portman (R).

Vance presumably desired a flawless campaign announcement to demonstrate that he is the right person for the job.

If only his lectern's campaign sign had gotten the memo; instead, it fell off just as he was about to declare his candidacy.

JD Vance's campaign sign fell off the lectern just as he was about to officially declare his candidacy for US Senate pic.twitter.com/5pqsikBdML — Roger Sollenberger discovered true love, suckers (@SollenbergerRC) July 2, 2021

Many Twitter users interpreted the falling campaign sign as conveying a clear message.

There is a metaphor somewhere in there https://t.co/oq33RYDX70 — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 2, 2021

Please leave Ohio alone, Vance; we don't need you. https://t.co/3PE8Z5oKKw — Brandon Withrow (@bwithrow) July 2, 2021

The sign foresaw what was going to happen and noped the fuck out https://t.co/XcrjW8dUDh — Shauna (@goldengateblond) July 2, 2021

Some were perplexed.

Is infrastructure spending required in this country, and if so, how much? https://t.co/mReTqpf2n3 — Tyler Buchanan (@Tylerjoelb) July 2, 2021

Does that sign have bootstraps that it can use to pull itself up? — Andy Downing (@andydowning33) July 2, 2021

Others crackled with amusement.

Please edit the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme into this for Larry and your country. https://t.co/obyODfzehq — Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) July 2, 2021

He stepped in a paint can and got it caught on his foot, then his pants fell down and he dropped one small little turd back into his pants https://t.co/t9BU0TuQyd — luke (@lukeoneil47) July 2, 2021

But the sign gaffe wasn't Vance's only hiccup since announcing his candidacy.

CNN's Andrew Kaczynski pointed out that Vance has deleted numerous tweets, including one in which he called former President Donald Trump "reprehensible," so that Ohio Republicans will not see them.

JD Vance deleted his tweet about voting for Evan McMullin, which was here: https://t.co/4k1Xk8AMgv. However, it can still be viewed on the WebArchive.https://t.co/uLcCLkbur3 pic.twitter.com/LNofBemmsL — andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) July 1, 2021

"Lord help us." pic.twitter.com/5ooexbNUhn — andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) July 1, 2021

Pic.twitter.com/PqCm4GNpR1 — andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) July 2, 2021

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