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In the 2022 Republican Senate primary, J. D. Vance got a massive boost from Trump's endorsement. This year, however, businessman Bernie Moreno has yet to put the contest away despite getting the former president's endorsement. The race is now a dead heat between Moreno and state Sen. Matt Dolan, setting up a classic establishment vs. MAGA contest.


Jessica Taylor: [00:00:00] Hi, I'm Jessica Taylor. I am the Senate and Governor's Editor here at The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, and we have our first really competitive primary for Senate that's going to make a big difference in the general election. I think Ohio is probably the most vulnerable seat that Democrats currently hold and are defending.

Uh, Sherrod Brown was elected in 2006. way when they went back to the Senate. But he had pretty weak opponents in 2012. Um, remember Ohio was still a swing state in, you know, 08 and 2012. And, but in,

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