‘I Would Not Vote for J.D. Vance,’ Liz Cheney Tells Ohio
Cheney, who is a U.S. Representative for Wyoming, came to Cleveland on Wednesday to make an endorsement. She said she would vote for Tim Ryan, the Democrat running against Republican J.D. Vance, if she lived in Ohio.
The 2022 US midterm election will be held on Nov. 8. Early voting is already underway in Ohio, so there's no time to waste if you want to have a say in who represents your state.
You might be wondering who Liz Cheney is and why you should care. She's the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and she's eyeing a run for the White House in 2024.
That's a long way away, you might be thinking. And you're right—it is. But in politics, a lot can happen in four years. Just take a look at what's happening right now. The Republican Party is fully behind Donald Trump, and Liz Cheney is trying to distance herself from him.
"I would not vote for J.D. Vance," she said at an event in Ohio over the weekend. "I think Tim Ryan would be a great senator." Ryan is a Democrat who is running against Vance, a Republican, in the Ohio Senate race.
It's not a big surprise that Liz Cheney doesn't want J.D. Vance to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, but it is interesting that she decided to share that opinion with a room full of Ohio voters.
Her reasoning may be that she doesn't think Vance represents the Republican values that she stands for, or she could be worried that he has a chance of winning the seat.
No matter what her reasoning is, it's interesting to see how campaigns are starting to focus on who their opponents might be instead of just promoting themselves.
By Mary Jones
02 November 2022