The campaign arm of the House GOP is pulling funding from the race in Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is withdrawing advertisement funding for J.R. Majewski, a staunch Trump supporter, following an Associated Press report that he lied about his military service.
Medium Buying first flagged this development, which was confirmed by Axios.
FLASH —#OH09: NRCC IE is canceling TV ad schedules that it had booked for the final six weeks of the campaign (9/27-11/8)
— Medium Buying (@MediumBuying) September 22, 2022
The AP, citing military documents, reported on Wednesday that, contrary to his claim, Majewski never deployed to Afghanistan. The records also debunked that he was a combat soldier, rather they showed that he, according to the AP, “completed a six-month stint helping to load planes at an air base in Qatar, a longtime U.S. ally that is a safe distance from the fighting.” He previously was stationed at Kadena Air Base.
Majewski stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and has supported QAnon.
Majewski faces longtime Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in November. Axios senior political correspondent Josh Kraushaar noted that “Kaptur’s redrawn district — which backed Trump by three points in 2020 — once looked like an easy pickup for House Republicans. The GOP is now at risk of squandering another race because Republican primary voters nominated an extreme candidate.”
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