#donaldtrump | Lordstown Motors, once hailed by Donald Trump as the future for Youngstown manufacturing, could close within a year: The Wake Up podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The high hopes for Lordstown Motors are evaporating quickly.

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The maker of electric pickup trucks was praised by former President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine when it bought the former General Motors plant in 2019. But the the company notified federal regulators on Tuesday that it doesn’t have enough money to start commercial-scale production or sales of its Endurance pickup truck. The company says it has “substantial doubt” on whether it will be able to continue for another year. In the state legislature, Republican lawmakers want to require candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court to list their party affiliation, so they’re adding it to the state budget bill.

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