GOP congressional committee cancels ad reservations in key House race in Ohio

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FILE - J.R. Majewski, Republican campaigner  for U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th Congressional District, speaks astatine  a run  rally successful  Youngstown, Ohio., Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar, File)

(CNN)The National Republican Congressional Committee is canceling each their advertisement reservations successful Ohio's 9th Congressional District, according to CNN's advertisement tracker AdImpact, a motion that Republicans are losing religion successful J.R. Majewski's arguable bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

The committee had planned to walk implicit $700,000 connected the northwest Ohio race, according to the advertisement tracker, but chopped those reservations conscionable days aft The Associated Press reported Majewski had misrepresented his subject service. The study appears to person been the last straw for a campaigner who was a January 6, 2021, rally subordinate and has repeatedly shared pro-QAnon material, contempt denying helium followed the conspiracy mentation movement.

Majewski responded to the cancellations during a quality league connected Friday, directing reporters to inquire the committee astir wherefore it chopped its planned spending. Majewski besides pushed backmost against the AP reporting that helium misrepresented his subject service, claiming helium "flew into combat zones often, specifically successful Afghanistan" and that "anyone insinuating that I did not service successful Afghanistan is lying."

    A spokesperson for the NRCC did not respond to a petition for comment.

      With Democrats' constrictive bulk successful the House, the contention betwixt Majewski and Kaptur is cardinal successful this year's midterm conflict for power of the chamber.

      Majewski unexpectedly won the recently drawn district's Republican superior earlier this year, defeating multiple, and much constitution Republicans, successful the process. He roseate to Republican prominence for his unflinching enactment of erstwhile President Donald Trump, including by coating his beforehand tract into a 19,000-square-foot Trump 2020 sign. He aboriginal appeared successful the MAGA rapper Forgiato Blow's opus "Let's Go Brandon Save America," by rapping 1 verse decrying "woke" authorities aft helium launched his campaign.

      Majewski has besides said that helium raised betwixt $20,000 to $25,000 to bring radical to Washington astir the "Stop the Steal" rally but says they "went determination to enactment the President peacefully."

        Democrats cheered Majewski's superior win, viewing him arsenic a weaker wide predetermination campaigner against Kaptur, who has been successful bureau for astir 40 years and was wide seen arsenic 1 of the astir susceptible Democrats successful the state aft her territory was redrawn to beryllium much Republican.

        Kaptur has tried to absorption her contention connected her ties to the area, telling CNN's Dana Bash that being a midwestern Democrat successful a enactment progressively tally with large metropolis sensibilities connected some coasts is simply a increasing situation for her.

          "What coastal people, God bless them, don't understand, is that we mislaid our mediate class," Kaptur said. "We mislaid truthful galore radical who've worked hard each their lives, including successful galore of these tiny towns. I recognize that. We consciousness their pain. We went done it together."

          Trump, who has endorsed Majewski, praised the legislature campaigner astatine a caller rally successful Ohio.

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