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Republicans Pull Ads for Trump-Backed House Candidate Who Lied About His Military Record

  • Republican J.R. Majewski lied about serving in Afghanistan
  • NRCC canceled about $1 million in ads for final six weeks
J.R. Majewski

J.R. Majewski

Photographer: Tom E. Puskar/AP

The House Republicans’ campaign apparatus spiked about $1 million in ads it booked in Ohio to support a House candidate who lied about his military service, essentially ceding a seat it had targeted to Democrats.

The National Republican Congressional Committee pulled the ads for J.R. Majewski, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in his race against Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District, according to media-tracking firm AdImpact. Medium Buying also reported the cancellation.