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JD Vance receives endorsement from Ohio Right to Life in Senate GOP primary

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Ohio Right to Life, a pro-life grassroots organization in the state of Ohio, endorsed J.D. Vance in the state’s increasing contentious and rapidly approaching election to see who will replace retiring Senator Rob Portman.

According to its website, the organization works to “promote and defend the right of life of all innocent human beings, from the time of fertilization until natural death.”

Ohio Right to Life announced its endorsement of Vance this past Wednesday via press release which acknowledged the commitment of all of the Republican candidates' to the pro-life cause.

“The US Senate primary consists of four leading candidates all of which scored 100% on their Ohio Right to Life Survey,” the release said. “During this campaign, each of these four candidates have demonstrated tremendous pro-life leadership during their respective outreach at various townhalls, debates and church gatherings.”

“The state of Ohio is fortunate to have four strong pro-life candidates to choose from to serve as our next United States Senator,” the organization added.

Despite the crowded field of candidates being passionately pro-life, the organization opted to endorse Vance for Portman’s soon to be vacant seat citing his “exemplary pro-life service and statesmanship.”

“Ohio Right to Life believes JD Vance is the best candidate to continue the exemplary pro-life service and statesmanship currently demonstrated by Senator Rob Portman,” the press release stated. “JD Vance is 100% pro-life and we are confident that he will not only advance the cause of life but defend the unborn from Planned Parenthood and their allies in our nation’s capital. JD Vance will be a great US Senator.”

Vance said that he was “just thrilled” to receive Ohio Right to Life’s endorsement.

“I’m so honored to have Ohio Right to Life’s endorsement and support in this race,” Vance told TheBlaze. “For many years, Ohio Right to Life has been an incredible advocate for the unborn, for the elderly and for those who love the most vulnerable members of our community here in Ohio.”

Vance continued, “I’ll be an advocate for all of those people in the US Senate and an ally of Ohio Right to Life as we fight for a day when our law and culture protects innocents as much as we know they should.”

The Republican primary to determine who will run in the November general election will be held on May 3. A recently conducted statewide survey conducted by the pro-Vance super PAC Protect Ohio Values shows businessman Mike Gibbons, Josh Mandel Ohio’s former state treasurer, and Vance in a three-way tie polling at 18%.

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