GOP congressional committee cancels ad reservations in key House race in Ohio

(CNN) The National Republican Congressional Committee is canceling all their ad reservations in Ohio's 9th Congressional District, according to CNN's ad tracker AdImpact, a sign that Republicans are losing faith in J.R. Majewski's controversial bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur.
The committee had planned to spend over $700,000 on the northwest Ohio race, according to the ad tracker, but cut those reservations just days after The Associated Press reported Majewski had misrepresented his military service.
The report appears to have been the final straw for a candidate who was a January 6, 2021, rally participant and has repeatedly shared pro-QAnon material, despite denying he followed the conspiracy theory movement.
A spokesman for the NRCC did not respond to a request for comment.
Majewski also didn't respond to CNN's request for comment.
With Democrats' narrow majority in the House, the race between Majewski and Kaptur is key in this year's midterm battle for control of the chamber.
Majewski unexpectedly won the newly drawn district's Republican primary earlier this year, defeating multiple, and more establishment Republicans, in the process.
He rose to Republican prominence for his unflinching support of former President Donald Trump, including by painting his front lawn into a 19,000-square-foot Trump 2020 sign.
He later appeared in the MAGA rapper Forgiato Blow's song "Let's Go Brandon Save America," by rapping one verse decrying "woke" politics after he launched his campaign.
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