Vance spoke at meet-n greet held at Bishop’s Quarter in Loveland last weekend
By Chuck Gibson (Thanks to Laura Padgett who contributed to this report)
LOVELAND, OH (June 26, 2021) – J.D. Vance (author of N.Y. Times bestseller “Hillbilly Elegy”) visited Bishop’s Quarter Saturday afternoon, June 19 to meet the people and talk about his vision to move Ohio forward.
Vance greeted, mixed & mingled with, and spoke to a crowd estimated to be more a little more than 60 people. It is no secret U.S. Senator from Ohio Rob Portman has announced he will not run for another term to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate. In fact, several people have already announced their campaign for his open senatorial seat. Likewise, it is expected an announcement is imminent from J.D. Vance that he too will run for the seat which Senator Portman following elections in 2022. Laura Padgett saw and heard Vance speak at a meet-n-greet held nearly two weeks earlier. She was on hand for his visit to Bishop’s Quarter Saturday, June 19.
“It was very enthusiastic,” said Padgett. “It was like people were thrilled to be there.”
Padgett heard him speak at the earlier event and came out to see him again to find out what he’s doing and why he was maybe entering the race for a U.S. Senate seat.
“Then you hear him speak and he’s incredible,” Padgett explained. “He has passion. The people loved it.”
Here’s a little background on Vance. He was raised in neighboring Middletown, Ohio primarily by his grandparents because his mother suffered addiction problems and his father was out of the picture. Despite being raised in a poverty situation, he maintained high hopes to accomplish great things in his life. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003-2007, went on to earn his BA in Political Science and Philosophy graduating Suma Cum Laude from The Ohio State University. Then he attended Yale University in pursuit of his Law Degree and wrote his memoir: the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy”
During his visit with the people at Bishop’s Quarter last Saturday, Vance talked about not wanting to be part of the Washington D. C. politics referred to as the “swamp”. He said he wants to come in with his vision to accomplish something great and change. People heard him say he would not buckle under attack and would stand up to censorship. His message was about standing up for small business, standing up for Ohio, and a desire to see people able to go back to work.
No one knows, or at least no one is saying what the exact date of his campaign announcement will be. It is clear however, in the passionate words spoken by J.D. Vance he is looking to make positive change through a run for U.S. Senate. It has been reported his impending Senate campaign includes an advisor who ran the campaign of Florida Governor Ron Desantis. The people at Bishop’s Quarter appeared excited to hear he supports and honors police, and does not want to leverage election to office to become a Washington Lobbyist or join the swamp.
“It was a great event on Saturday,” said Padgett. “He is for the values of our country and the American people. It was such a positive message. People were extremely enthusiastic to hear a person who supports the people in the State of Ohio. JD Vance will move forward on his actions. He has lived his life that way.”
If you look, you’ll already find headlines from a variety of news sources including sources on “The Hill” in D.C. calling J.D. Vance “A Wildcard” in the GOP Primary for the Senate seat of U.S. Senator Rob Portman. That uncertain date of official announcement is beginning to look more and more like it will happen this week as we head into the July Fourth Holiday Weekend. Vance announced Friday he is planning a “Special Announcement” in his hometown of Middletown, Ohio during the week. When he enters the race, J.D. Vance will be joining former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken and Cleveland businessmen Bernie Moreno and Mike Gibbons in the announced field. The primary election is scheduled for May 2022.