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#FireJimJordan trending after challenger releases campaign ad

Democrat Jeffrey Sites is campaigning to unseat incumbent Republican Jim Jordan in Ohio’s 4th congressional district
Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has represented Ohio's 4th congressional district since 2007. Challenger...
Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has represented Ohio's 4th congressional district since 2007. Challenger Jeff Sites is trying to unseat him in the 2022 midterm election.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 6:10 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A hashtag calling for the ouster of U.S. Representative Jim Jordan is trending on Twitter after his Democratic opponent released a campaign ad calling Jordan a traitor and criticizing his support for former President Donald Trump.

Jeffrey Sites, a Lima warehouse manager, is making his second run against Champaign County Republican Jordan in Ohio’s 4th congressional district.

Sites released his first campaign ad Wednesday with the hashtag #FireJimJordan. By Wednesday evening the hashtag had been tweeted 35,700 times, according to Twitter. The ad itself had been viewed more than 252,000 times.

Jordan, a steadfast and outspoken ally of former President Donald Trump, is particularly loathed by many liberals. But Sites faces an uphill climb in a district that was drawn in 2012 to be safe for Republican candidates.

During the last midterm election in 2020, Jordan beat Democrat Shannon Freshour by nearly 39 points. In 2018, he beat Democrat Janet Garett by nearly 18 points.

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