Trump Backed Bernie Moreno Triumphs in Ohio Senate Primary

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Bernie Moreno, an Ohio businessman, emerged victorious in the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate in Ohio on Tuesday night.

The candidate supported by Trump is set to go head-to-head with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in the upcoming fall elections.

This race has the potential to significantly impact the balance of power in the Senate.

With 80% of the votes tallied, Moreno, a native of Bogota, Colombia, has garnered an impressive nearly 50% of the vote.

In the recent election, Cleveland-area state Sen. Matt Dolan emerged as the frontrunner with an impressive 33% of the vote, leaving Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose trailing behind with a modest 17%.

According to sources, if Moreno were to be elected, he would join the ranks of the Senate’s most affluent members. Additionally, he would hold the distinction of being the sole member hailing from South America.

Brown heads into the general election with a substantial financial advantage, boasting over $13 million in cash on hand.

In contrast, Moreno finds himself with a mere $2.4 million after enduring a grueling primary race.

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