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2022 Ohio Senate Election

News coverage of the Ohio Senate election. See the race between Tim Ryan, polling at 38%, and JD Vance, polling at 38%. See their news, bias in the media coverage and more in our Ohio election page. See other states and more information on our 2022 U.S. Senate page.

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Democrat Candidate

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Left: 51%
Center: 32%
51% of the news @TimRyan interacts with on Twitter Leans Left
Republican Candidate

News Diet Breakdown

Data analyzed by Ground News from Twitter
Right: 61%
61% of the news @JDVance1 interacts with on Twitter Leans Right

Coverage Breakdown

Coverage Breakdown is based on the number of articles published per candidate.

Tim Ryan
JD Vance

Latest 2022 Ohio Senate Election News

US & Canada · Columbus

Trump plans J.D. Vance endorsement in crowded Ohio senate race

38% Left coverage: 24 sources
JD Vance, a venture capitalist and author of Hillbilly Elegy, is running for the U.S. Senate seat in the Ohio Republican primary. Vance recently was endorsed by Ohio’s oldest and largest anti-abortion group, Ohio Right to Life. Former President Trump will be holding a rally on Saturday, April 23 in Delaware County.See the Story
Books · Washington

A second JD Vance book falls through, publisher says

74% Center coverage: 19 sources
HarperCollins Publishers says JD Vance's second book has been called off. The publisher declined to say when the book was dropped, or why. Vance converted to Catholicism in 2019, saying he had grown up without a strong attachment to any branch of Christianity. Vance became a national celebrity with the best-selling Hillbilly Elegy.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

The Trump-endorsed candidates who have won their primaries

44% Left coverage: 9 sources
Republican candidates backed by former President Donald Trump had a good night Tuesday night. J.D. Vance, the Hillbilly Elegy author, won a crowded Ohio Republican Senate primary. Max Miller, a former Trump White House staffer, won the primary in Ohio's 7th district.See the Story
US & Canada · Columbus

J.D. Vance Once Compared Trump to Hitler

71% Left coverage: 14 sources
JD Vance, an Ohio Republican Senate hopeful, once told his college roommate that he thought Trump might be "America's Hitler" Georgia Rep. Josh McLaurin tweeted an image of a lengthy Facebook message sent to him by Vance in 2016. The message began with Vance saying that he was "not surprised by Trump's rise" and that the Republic Party had "only itself to blame" for it.See the Story
US & Canada

JD Vance paid $70K by colleges he bashes as Senate candidate

54% Center coverage: 13 sources
JD Vance visited at least 18 universities to give graduation speeches, lectures or political talks. For those visits, Vance was paid more than $70,000, according to records provided to The Associated Press by the colleges. At the time, Vance spoke glowingly of education. But his rhetoric has hardened before the state's May 3 primary.See the Story
US & Canada · Columbus

Josh Mandel runs Ohio GOP Senate campaign 'through churches'

64% Center coverage: 11 sources
Josh Mandel is a Republican Senate candidate in Ohio. His campaign is steeped in Christianity. Mandel sees no contradiction between his faith and his campaign approach. His alliance is part of a broader shift in U.S. politics, with Republicans like Donald Trump working to win over conservative Christians.See the Story
US & Canada · Delaware

Trump stumps for Vance while acknowledging he ‘said some bad sh– about me’

73% Left coverage: 11 sources
Former President Trump stumped for Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance on Saturday, while acknowledging during his rally that Vance has “said some bad sh– about me.”See the Story
US & Canada · Nebraska

Trump touts perfect cognitive test, then misspeaks endorsing 'J.D. Mandel'

89% Left coverage: 9 sources
Former President Donald Trump appeared to mix up the names of Josh Mandel and JD Vance. Mandel is running against Vance in a closely contested GOP primary set for May 3. Trump endorsed Vance last month and appeared with him at a rally in Delaware, Ohio, last weekend. Dozens of GOP officials in Ohio sent a letter to Trump urging him against backing Vance.See the Story
US & Canada · Columbus

GOP leaders in Ohio try to block Trump endorsement of Vance

45% Center coverage: 9 sources
A letter to Donald Trump urges him to stay out of the Ohio Senate race. The letter was signed by more than 30 Republican Party members. It was written in response to Trump's comments that he would support Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party of Ohio is holding a primary on May 3.See the Story
Europe · Columbus

Election 2022: Trump’s endorsement power put to test in Ohio

Coverage: 8 sources
Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan cruised his way to his party's nomination for an open Senate seat. Bestselling author JD Vance had a slight edge with about a third of the vote counted. The race is seen as a critical early test of Trump's endorsement power as the midterm primary season kicks into high gear.See the Story
US & Canada · Columbus

Fox News Poll: Vance moves into top spot in Ohio GOP senate primary

50% Right coverage: 8 sources
Fox News poll shows JD Vance with 23% of likely voters. It's the Cincinnati-area author and venture capitalist's first lead in the race. Vance had been mostly in a distant third place in past polls. Trump formally endorsed Vance at a rally in Delaware County on Saturday.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Trump becomes target of new ad after Ohio Senate endorsement

72% Center coverage: 7 sources
A group opposing Donald Trump's endorsement of JD Vance is making the former president the target of a new ad campaign. The ad from the conservative Club for Growth, which supports former Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel in the race, questions Trump's decision to endorse Vance. The group opposed Trump when he ran for the White House in 2016, it realigned itself after he became president.See the Story
US & Canada · Cleveland

Interview: JD Vance talks the state of the Ohio Senate race

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
CLEVELAND (WJW) - FOX 8 is giving a first look at the nominees running to be Ohio's next U.S. senator. JD Vance defeated a crowded field of Republican rivals in the primary election, bolstered by an endorsement from former President Donald Trump. Heartbeat abortion ban survives battle in Ohio Supreme Court His next challenge will be the general election against Democrat Tim Ryan.See the Story

Media Bias Breakdown

How is the media covering 2022 Ohio Senate Election?

2022 Ohio Senate Election often is covered by Left and Right Media sources.
Left: 32%
Right: 29%

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