JD Vance raises more than $1 million in second fundraising quarter for Ohio Senate bid

Ohio Senate candidate J. D. Vance announced on Wednesday that he raised more than $1 million in the second quarter of his campaign, a smaller amount than he raised in his first three months.

According to Vance’s campaign, small donors — those who gave contributions of $250 or less — made up 90 percent of the latest quarter’s donors. The campaign also saw a rise of 4,610 new donors from the prior quarter. 

"It is humbling to know that Ohioans truly believe in my campaign and that so many are willing to contribute to our shared vision for Ohio,” Vance, who is running as a Republican, said in a statement. “Ohioans are sick and tired of establishment politicians selling them cheap talking points and forgetting about them once they’ve made new friends in Washington."

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Still, it’s a smaller haul than the amount of money he raised in the first three months of his campaign, $1.75 million. It is also close to a third of the $2.9 million that Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 JD Vance raises more than million in second fundraising quarter for Ohio Senate bid Republicans must join us to give Capitol Police funding certainty  MORE (D-Ohio) earlier this month reported raising for his own Senate campaign in the last quarter of 2021.

The announcement comes amid a packed Republican primary for the Ohio Senate seat, which also includes former Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel, former GOP chair Jane Timken, state Sen. Matt Dolan, investment banker Mike Gibbons and businessman Bernie Moreno.

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE has not endorsed a candidate yet for the Ohio Senate seat, which is currently held by Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanWicker: Biden comments on Ukraine caused 'distress' for both parties These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Biden calls Intel's B investment to build chip factories a tool for economic recovery MORE (R-Ohio), who announced last year that he would not seek reelection. House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikMask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House House GOP leaders vow to end proxy voting despite widespread Republican use House GOP campaign arm rakes in 0M in 2021 MORE (R-N.Y.) earlier this month said that she would was endorsing Timken.

Cook Political Report's latest Senate race ratings, as of November, rated the Ohio Senate seat as “lean Republican.”