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Venture capitalist J.D. Vance enters Senate race in Ohio

J.D. Vance, the venture capitalist and author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” has entered the Republican primary to replace retiring Sen. Rob Portman.

Vance, 36, formally announced his bid to fill Portman’s (R-Ohio) vacancy at a campaign rally in his hometown of Middletown, Ohio, Thursday evening, portraying himself as the right type of “fighter” to get into the political arena.