A Republican candidate for a northwest Ohio congressional seat has seen his help vanish in a single day, following an investigation that exposed he’d lied about deploying to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults.
The National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday pulled almost $1 million in advert reservations, initially booked to spice up J.R. Majewski, a Trump-endorsed QAnon supporter who attended the Jan. 6 rebel and has inspired Republican states to secede from the union.
Sources aware of the committee told Politico they’d bought $960,000 in advertisements within the Toledo, Ohio, market, believing Majewski may win the district. They walked again that buy Thursday.
In marketing campaign appearances, Majewski represented himself as an Air Force fight veteran who endured “tough” situations in Afghanistan, the place he says he spent weeks with out entry to operating water.
And a biography revealed by the House Republican marketing campaign committee attested that Majewski’s “squadron was one of the first on the ground in Afghanistan after 9/11.”
But paperwork revealed Wednesday by the Associated Press present he was by no means in Afghanistan throughout his time within the Air Force.
Instead, the closest Majewski obtained to the nation was a six-month stint in Qatar, the place he helped load planes. The majority of his active-duty service was spent at Kadena Air Base ― in Japan.
Ohio’s ninth Congressional District is at present represented by Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Despite her standing because the longest-serving lady within the historical past of the U.S. House, redistricting shifted the district to the correct, placing her reelection in danger.