A spokesman for the NRCC did not respond to a request for comment. Majewski also did not 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.
Majewski has also said that he raised between $20,000 to $25,000 to bring people to Washington around the “Stop the Steal” rally but says they “went there to support the President peacefully.”
Democrats cheered Majewski’s primary win, viewing him as a weaker general election candidate against Kaptur, who has been in office for nearly 40 years and was widely seen as one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country after her district was redrawn to be more Republican.
“What coastal people, God bless them, don’t understand, is that we lost our middle class,” Kaptur said. “We lost so many people who’ve worked hard all their lives, including in many of these small towns. I understand that. We feel their pain. We went through it together.”
Trump, who has endorsed Majewski, praised the congressional candidate at a recent rally in Ohio.