Ohio Republican Senate candidate Bernie Moreno rolled out a new campaign ad on Wednesday comparing President BidenJoe BidenCarville advises Democrats to 'quit being a whiny party' Wendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Sullivan: 'It's too soon to tell' if Texas synagogue hostage situation part of broader extremist threat MORE to former President Jimmy CarterJimmy CarterWhy our parties can't govern Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House After the loss of three giants of conservation, Biden must pick up the mantle MORE, pointing to issues like inflation and higher gas prices.
"My parents came here for the American dream, a dream briefly crushed by Jimmy Carter," Moreno says in the 30-second ad. "Failed policies causing massive inflation. Now Joe Biden and the socialists are rerunning the same playbook."
The Senate candidate also raises other issues like immigration and the border and taxes, mirroring much of the national Republican messaging on those issues.
Moreno is one of a number of candidates running in Ohio's Republican Senate primary with the hopes of replacing outgoing Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanJD Vance raises more than million in second fundraising quarter for Ohio Senate bid Cleveland Plain Dealer urges Portman to reconsider retirement Johnson, Thune signal GOP's rising confidence MORE (R-Ohio). The field includes Moreno, former Ohio GOP chair Jane Timken, former Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel, author and venture capitalist J. D. Vance, investment banker Mike Gibbons and state Sen. Matt Dolan.
There has not been much polling yet in the primary, but Mandel appears to be the early frontrunner.
The other primary candidates, including Timken and Gibbons, have recently released their own campaign ads. On Wednesday, Gibbons rolled out a $500,000 statewide advertising buy targeting Vance, which invokes the anti-Trump stances the author took during the 2016 presidential election.