J. D. Vance

J. D. Vance REPRepublican

American conservative commentator, politician, venture capitalist and author

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J. D. VanceREPRepublican American conservative commentator, politician, venture capitalist and author
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James David Vance (born James Donald Bowman; August 2, 1984) is an American venture capitalist, lawyer, and author. He came to prominence with his 2016 memoir, Hillbilly Elegy. A member of the Republican Party, he is the nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in Ohio.Born in Middletown, Ohio, Vance studied political science and philosophy at Ohio State University before earning a degree from Yale Law School. His memoir, which describes his upbringing in Middletown and his family's Appalachian values, became a New York Times bestseller and attracted significant press attention during the 2016 United States presidential election. Vance launched his first political campaign for Ohio's Senate seat in 2021 and won the Republican nomination with 32% of the vote. He will face Democrat Tim Ryan in the general election.

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Yale Law School
Ohio State University
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Middletown High School