We found tax records showing 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance's anti-opioid nonprofit faltered

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Two figures loom large over J.D. Vance's political future: tech titan Peter Thiel (left), who donated $10 million to Vance's Senate campaign, and former President Donald Trump, who has yet to endorse a Republican in the crowded Ohio primary. John Lamparski/Getty Images; Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider John Lamparski/Getty Images; Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider

On the heels of "Hillbilly Elegy's" best-selling success in 2016, author JD Vance wrote a New York Times op-ed announcing that he was moving back to his native Ohio. The reason: a nonprofit aimed at combating the state's opioid epidemic. 

"I've talked about these problems and I came to the conclusion that maybe I should be doing something to solve them," Vance told The Columbus Dispatch at the time.

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