EXCLUSIVE — Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to former President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, is endorsing Ohio Republican candidate Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate.
Ahead of a rally Tuesday evening where they will appear together, along with Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, Ellis told the Washington Examiner that she believes Mandel is the best person to represent Ohio in Washington, D.C.
“I am proud to endorse Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. I am convinced he is the best person to send to Washington not only to represent the patriotic people of Ohio, but also because he is principled and will champion conservative and faith-based values," Ellis said in a statement. "The swamp is corrupt, and we need defenders in Washington who will protect states’ rights from the elitists’ power grab. I’ve been very impressed with his record of service, both as a veteran and in Ohio state office. Josh has my full support!”
Mandel, a Marine veteran and former state treasurer, announced he was running to fill a seat that will become vacant in 2022 after incumbent Sen. Rob Portman said he will not seek reelection.
Mandel is a supporter of the "America First" agenda, dubbing himself "Pro-God," "Pro-gun," and "Pro-Trump," according to his website.
Democrats Morgan Harper, Tim Ryan, Demar Sheffey, and Richard Taylor are seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. Republicans Neil Patel, John Berman, Mike Gibbons, Michael Leipold, Zachary Musick, Bernie Moreno, and J.D. Vance are facing against Mandel for the Republican nomination.
The primaries will be held May 3, 2022.
Ellis, who recently left the Republican Party in protest and has called for President Joe Biden's impeachment, will publicly endorse Mandel at the "Election Integrity rally." The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Community Grace Brethren Church in West Milton, Ohio.
Also expected to appear is Rogers, who has established herself as a big supporter of the Arizona Senate's 2020 election audit in Maricopa County. She represents Arizona's 6th District in the state Senate.
Mike Brest contributed to this report.
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