Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance released his first campaign ad on Wednesday starring his “favorite person,” his wife, Usha.
“I love our first ad, where my favorite person tells my story,” Vance announced. “We fight for Ohio because it’s our home, and when I was a kid, Ohio gave me a chance.”
In the 30-second ad, Usha gives a brief summation of Vance’s life, as popularized in his book Hillbilly Elegy and the Ron Howard-directed movie starring Glenn Close and Amy Adams.
“Our family story is an Ohio story,” Usha begins.
Usha recalled J.D.’s rough beginnings in Middletown, Ohio, as he dealt with a mother struggling with addiction and an absent father.
“My husband, J.D., grew up in Middletown and things weren’t easy,” continued Usha. “His mom struggled with addiction, and his dad was not there. But J.D. was lucky. He was raised by his…