Posted on 03/15/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

J.D. Vance may not have committed to running for one of Ohio's US Senate seats yet, but some prominent and powerful people are working hard to nudge him in that direction.

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has donated $10 million to a super PAC seeking to encourage the Hillbilly Elegy author to run to replace the retiring Sen. Rob Portman, reports The Hill.

Vance, who grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and now lives in Cincinnati, would face off against several established Republican politicians, should he decide to enter the primary race.

Hillbilly Elegy, his 2018 memoir about a poverty-stricken childhood, became a bestseller and a movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close.

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