Tulsi Gabbard Endorses JD Vance Ahead Of Midterms

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has endorsed Republican Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance over his Democratic opponent exactly one week prior to the midterm elections.

The former Democrat endorsed him in a Tuesday tweet, following several other endorsements and campaign appearances for Republican candidates running in the consequential 2022 midterm elections. She accused Vance’s opponent, Democratic Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, of being apart of the “warmongering Washington Establishment.”

“Tim Ryan represents everything that is wrong with the warmongering Washington Establishment,” Gabbard tweeted. “I’m endorsing @JDVance1 because he knows the cost of war, and that our government exists to serve the people, not the other way around.”

The endorsement of yet another Republican candidate comes just weeks after Gabbard announced her departure from the Democratic Party in an Oct. 11 statement. The former Democratic presidential candidate criticized the party for being run by an ““elitist cabal of warmongers” promoting division and “anti-white wokeism.” (RELATED: NYT Blasts JD Vance For Ties To Russian Propaganda Outlet, Ignores Ryan’s Multiple Appearances On The Network)

Vance received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump in the midst of his Senate primary race, despite backlash for his past criticisms of Trump and work as a CNN contributor. Vance currently holds a two-point lead against Ryan by 47.3%-45.3%, according to RealClearPolitics.

Gabbard also recently endorsed Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a Trump-endorsed candidate, in an October 18 announcement and campaigned for her ahead of her election against Democratic Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs. Lake has centered her campaign around alleged election fraud in the 2020 presidential election and the border crisis.

She handed further endorsements to Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey, Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, and Republican Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt.