Tim Ryan, J.D. Vance debate for Ohio Senate seat: Recap

Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, (left) and Republican candidate JD Vance face off Monday night in their second and final debate. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: WX417

Republican J.D. Vance and Democrat Tim Ryan clashed over abortion, guns, immigration, Joe Biden and Donald Trump in a raw and sometimes personal debate Monday that could decide who wins Ohio and – with it – which party wins control of the U.S. Senate.

Denouncing Vance for his support of Trump, Ryan used their second debate to cast his GOP opponent as a carpetbagging venture capitalist who wants to prohibit abortions, close the border, and is generally “too extreme” for Ohio.

“I’m running to represent the exhausted majority: Democrats, Republicans, and independents,” Ryan said.

Vance countered that Ryan falsely describes himself as a moderate, but backs Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on government spending, abortion on demand with no restrictions, and “open borders.”

“You cannot pretend to be a defender of border security when you have voted against border wall funding multiple times,” Vance said.


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