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JD Vance Says He Exited Startup Board to Consider Political Run

  • Venture capitalist says his recent tweets weren’t behind exit
  • Author says he gave notice before tweeting support for Carlson
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J.D. VancePhotographer: Steve Jennings/Getty Images

JD Vance, the author of the best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy,” said he chose to resign from the board of an agriculture startup due to his political ambitions, disputing the notion he had been forced out.

Vance, who recently vacated his seat on AppHarvest’s board of directors, said on Twitter he began talking with members of the board about stepping down last month as he considered a political run.