“You know, the slimeball Karl Rove”: JD Vance Slams Rove For Trying To Tank His Candidacy [VIDEO]

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Ohio Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance is calling Karl Rove, the former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, a “slimeball” after he says Rove unsuccessfully tried to tank his primary run despite President Trump’s endorsement.

This week, Vance won the highly-contested Ohio GOP Senate primary race by nearly 88,000 votes on a populist-nationalist policy platform that has long been despised by the Republican establishment.

In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, Vance specifically called out Rove as the epitome of corruption in the Republican Party, accusing the long-time political consultant of trying to get donors to back away from his candidacy even as Trump endorsed him.

“You know, the slimeball Karl Rove, who shipped a lot of American jobs overseas and got rich in the process and also who sent a lot of Americans to die in stupid conflicts,” Vance said.

“Karl Rove spent a lot of money, he spent a lot of op-eds criticizing my candidacy, he was even calling my donors after Trump endorsed me and encouraging them to drop my campaign.”

Vance continued:

In a lot of ways, what this revealed, is that you do have some very corrupt political consultants in the Republican Party who despise their own voters … a couple of days before the primary — I think we had already kind of locked it up, we were way ahead in the polls — a Republican donor group put two million dollars on TV to attack me which really didn’t hurt my candidacy against the other Republicans, it actually just hurt me against the Democrats. [Emphasis added]

My candidacy revealed an incredible amount of corruption in our own party and I do think that’s one of the things I do have to fight against. Tim Ryan, who I’m running against, is a total fraud, but we also have to fight against the corruption in our own party. [Emphasis added]

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