Vance: “Take things in a new direction”
LIMA – Members of the Republican Party met 15 days before the election to prepare for the election. A dinner was organized to meet and discuss the candidates for the November ballot.
JD Vance (R) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined dinner on Tuesday night. Guest speaker Graham is a US Senator from South Carolina. Graham has been in Congress since 2003 and will serve his term until 2027. He was first elected to Congress in 2002 and has just been re-elected for a fourth term in 2020.
Governor Mike DeWine (R), Lt. Jon Husted (R), Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp (R), Justice Sharon Kennedy (R) , Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber (R) and Ohio Republican Party Chairman Robert Paduchik joined the panel alongside Vance and Graham.
Vance will run against Congressman Tim Ryan on Nov. 8. He shared his hopes for the future of the United States.
“We need a change in this country,” Vance said. “We have to take this country in a different direction. Inflation kills families. The crime wave is hitting Ohioans, whether rich or poor, black or white. I just think we need to take this state and this country in a different direction. To do this, we must eliminate the current rulers. Tim Ryan was part of the leadership class. I am part of the new generation that will take things in a new direction.
Vance and Ryan recently debated after a previous conflict by hosting a debate. “I think the proceedings went very well,” Vance said. “I was happy to be on stage with him and happy to fend off some of the attacks he made on me and my own record.”
Graham spoke as a guest speaker for the fall dinner. He filled the room with laughter as he focused on preparing the party for the upcoming election and defending Vance.
“If you’re looking for change and people are,” Graham said. “Tim is going to have a hard time selling. JD is new to politics and I think he has a really good future. Trump won Ohio. I think DeWine is going to knock him out of the park; he’s been a great governor .
DeWine shared closing remarks on Intel’s new employment development in Ohio.
“We were way off when we started with Intel,” DeWine said. “What I said to our team is that if we can get Intel, not only will it create thousands of jobs and have a ripple effect for decades to come. It will also send a message to this country that Ohio was a place to come. It’s our time. We have a moral obligation to leave no child without a path. A path to college or a career. We’re headed in that direction.”
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