PayPal Co-founder Gives $10 Million to Super PAC Backing Potential Senate Bid by JD Vance

The billionaire co-founder of PayPal donated $10 million to a newly formed political action committee backing a potential U.S. Senate bid by J.D. Vance in 2022. Peter Thiel, a billionaire who was also one of the earliest investors in Facebook, donated $10 million to the Protect Ohio Values PAC, according to Bryan Lanza, the communications director for the PAC. Protect Ohio Values was created to support Vance’s bid for the U.S. Senate, the group’s website states. The formal paperwork was filed late last month. “We’re a network of grassroots conservatives committed to electing a Senator who will stand for and defend Ohio’s values in Washington, DC. We believe J. D. Vance is the right man for the job and we are signing up supporters and raising funds to demonstrate a groundswell of support in the Buckeye State,” the website states. Thiel has donated to dozens of American figures on the …

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