EXCLUSIVE — Jenna Ellis, a senior authorized adviser to former President Donald Trump’s 2020 marketing campaign, is endorsing Ohio Republican candidate Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate.
Forward of a rally Tuesday night the place they may seem collectively, together with Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, Ellis instructed the Washington Examiner that she believes Mandel is the most effective individual to signify Ohio in Washington, D.C.
“I’m proud to endorse Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. I’m satisfied he’s the most effective individual to ship to Washington not solely to signify the patriotic individuals of Ohio, but additionally as a result of he’s principled and can champion conservative and faith-based values,” Ellis mentioned in an announcement. “The swamp is corrupt, and we want defenders in Washington who will defend states’ rights from the elitists’ energy seize. I’ve been very impressed together with his file of service, each as a veteran and in Ohio state workplace. Josh has my full assist!”
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Mandel, a Marine veteran and former state treasurer, introduced he was operating to fill a seat that may turn out to be vacant in 2022 after incumbent Sen. Rob Portman mentioned he is not going to search reelection.
Mandel is a supporter of the “America First” agenda, dubbing himself “Professional-God,” “Professional-gun,” and “Professional-Trump,” in keeping with his web site.
He has already acquired endorsements from senators in Washington, together with Mike Lee of Utah and Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming. Conservative talk-show host Mark Levin has additionally endorsed Mandel.
Democrats Morgan Harper, Tim Ryan, Demar Sheffey, and Richard Taylor are searching for the Democratic nomination within the major. Republicans Neil Patel, John Berman, Mike Gibbons, Michael Leipold, Zachary Musick, Bernie Moreno, and J.D. Vance are dealing with in opposition to Mandel for the Republican nomination.
The primaries might be held Could 3, 2022.
Ellis, who just lately left the Republican Social gathering in protest and has known as for President Joe Biden’s impeachment , will publicly endorse Mandel on the “Election Integrity rally.” The occasion begins at 7 p.m. on the Neighborhood Grace Brethren Church in West Milton, Ohio.
Additionally anticipated to look is Rogers, who has established herself as an enormous supporter of the Arizona Senate’s 2020 election audit in Maricopa County. She represents Arizona’s sixth District within the state Senate.
Mike Brest contributed to this report.