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JD Vance Charts GOP Push Against Big Tech With Help From Thiel

Nov. 13, 2021, 12:00 PM

Ohio Senate candidate JD Vancesays his Silicon Valley experience makes him ideal to take on big technology companies, a favorite target of Republicans, but he’ll have to brush off attacks from rivals who question his sincerity on tech issues.

Vance says that tech firms wield too much influence on politics and the economy and that the industry unfairly censors conservative viewpoints. While it’s a familiar talking point for Republicans seeking public office, it presents an acute challenge for Vance, who built a career as a venture capitalist and is supported by tech titans.

J.D. Vance
Photographer: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Vance, a Yale Law School ...