The GOP Congressional Committee has suspended ad bookings in the Ohio House race

The committee had planned to spend more than $700,000 on the northwest Ohio race, according to ad supporters, but cut those reserves days after The Associated Press reported that Majewski had misrepresented his military service. The report appears to be the last straw for a candidate who attended the January 6, 2021 rally and has repeatedly shared pro-QAnon material, despite denying that he followed the conspiracy theory movement.

An NRCC spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. Majewski also did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

With Democrats holding a 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 Republican primary in his newly drawn district earlier this year, defeating multiple and more Republicans in the process. He rose to Republican prominence for his continued support of former President Donald Trump, including painting his front lawn in a 19,000-square-foot Trump 2020 sign. Later, Forgiato Blow appeared on MAGA rapper’s song “Let’s Go Brandon Save America”, denouncing “woke” politics after his campaign launch.

Majewski also said he raised between $20,000 and $25,000 to bring people to Washington around the “Stop the Steal” rally, but says they “went there to peacefully support the president.”

Democrats cheered Majewski’s primary victory, seeing him as a weaker general election candidate against Kaptur, who has been in office for nearly 40 years and was seen as one of the weakest Democrats in the country after his district was drawn more Republican.

Kaptur has tried to focus on the ties surrounding his race, telling CNN’s Dana Bash that being a midwestern Democrat in a party increasingly geared toward big-city sensibilities on both coasts is increasingly challenging for him.

“What people on the coast, God bless them, don’t understand is that we’ve lost our middle class,” Kaptur said. “We’ve lost a lot of people who have worked hard all their lives, even in a lot of these small towns. I understand that. We feel their pain. We’ve been through it together.”

Trump, who has endorsed Majewski, praised the congressional candidate at a recent rally in Ohio.