Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Peter Thiel, Mercers Back a Potential J.D. Vance Senate Run

  • Vance is the author of best-selling memoir ‘Hillbilly Elegy’
  • Other candidates are competing for Portman’s Ohio Senate seat
J.D. Vance
J.D. VancePhotographer: Steve Jennings/Getty Images
Updated on

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel donated $10 million to a super PAC supporting venture capitalist J.D. Vance’s possible run for retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s Ohio seat.

Thiel gave $10 million to Protect Ohio Values, a super PAC created last month to back Vance’s potential bid in the seat’s Republican primary, according to Bryan Lanza, an adviser to the PAC.