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  • Peter Meijer wins 3rd District Republican primary, Michigan GOP says(Amash is done)

    08/04/2020 9:07:10 PM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    WZZM 13 on your side ^ | Aug. 4, 2020 | Rose White
    Peter Meijer won the Republican primary in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. The Michigan GOP issued a statement declaring him the winner following reports from Gongwer and MIRS News. As of 10:20 p.m. with 65% of precincts reporting, Meijer had a commanding lead of 50% of the vote over his top competitor, State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis. Meijer will face Democrat Hillary Scholten in November's general election.
  • Primary night in 5 states, OPEN THREAD (MICH, MO, KS, WA, AZ)

    08/04/2020 12:21:09 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 127 replies
    vanity | August 4, 2020 | self
    August 4, 2020: Arizona - State Primary Kansas - State Primary Michigan - State Primary Missouri - State Primary Washington - State Primary MICHIGAN polls close at 8 pm EDT KS 7 CDT MO 7 CDT . Michigan #3 leaders are : Lynn Afendoulis (R) Peter Meijer (R) Michigan 10, OPEN .... safe Republican: Doug Slocum (R) $532,505 Lisa McClain (R) raised $1,772,125 Shane Hernandez (R) Michigan #11 Eric Esshaki (R) Carmelita Greco (R) . District 13: Rashida Tlaib (D)* - SQUAD leader Brenda Jones (D) - Detroit City Council President . Missouri: I don’t see any competitive GOP primaries....
  • Amash confirms he won't seek reelection

    07/16/2020 8:32:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 16 2020 | John Bowden
    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash (L) confirmed Thursday evening that he was not seeking reelection to Congress, in an apparent end to his 2020 political aspirations. Amash retweeted an article from The Detroit News that quoted an aide to the congressman as saying his reelection campaign had "idled" in February, and that Amash did not intend to seek the Libertarian Party's nomination for the district after abandoning the Republican Party last year. "He hasn't been campaigning for any office and doesn't plan to seek the nomination for any office," an adviser told the publication. "I love representing our community in Congress....
  • Amash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers

    06/05/2020 8:46:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    clickondetroit ^ | June 4th | Grant Hermes
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In a letter to congressional colleagues, Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (MI-3) said he'll be introducing a bill to do away with the law that protects police officers from being sued while doing their jobs. Sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Amash said it was time for congress to open-up individual officers to legal punishments who use brutal tactics on suspects. “This pattern continues because police are legally, politically, and culturally insulated from consequences -- that must change so that these incidents of brutality stop happening" the Congressman wrote. “He's going...
  • Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

    05/16/2020 11:39:06 AM PDT · by be-baw · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.) announced Saturday he will not run for president as a Libertarian, saying the circumstances do not “lend themselves” toward a successful third-party campaign. “I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash tweeted. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.” Amash maintained that a third party candidate could contribute a fresh...
  • Leftist “Morning Joe” Crew Worried Amash will help Trump – Video

    04/29/2020 5:50:09 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 29, 2020 | Brian
    Interesting! Democrat Claire McCaskill and Joe Scarborough think NeverTrumper Justin Amash’s decision to run for President as a Libertarian will only help President Donald Trump. McCaskill said every anti-Trump vote needs to be for Joe Biden. Amash – from Michigan – could peel away enough anti-Trump vote there to keep Biden from winning. . . .
  • Justin Amash launches exploratory committee for Libertarian presidential bid

    04/28/2020 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/28/20 | Emily Larsen
    The independent Michigan congressman announced an exploratory committee on Wednesday, a clear indication he is serious about initiating a bid for president. "We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president," Amash said in a tweet Tuesday evening. "Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people." He must secure the party's nomination at its national convention. While the party has held some state presidential preference contests, the primaries and...
  • Rep. Justin Amash ‘carefully’ considering third-party presidential run

    04/15/2020 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/15/2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Rep. Justin Amash is considering a third-party presidential run this year to challenge President Trump and Joe Biden, and will be making a decision “soon,” his campaign said Wednesday. The campaign for Amash, the former Republican, put out a statement Wednesday saying the Michigan independent will make a decision “soon.” “In mid-February, Justin Amash paused active campaigning for his congressional seat to carefully consider a presidential run,” his campaign said. “He has been discussing the potential campaign with his family, his friends, his team, and others, and a decision can be expected soon.” […] Amash is a libertarian-minded conservative who...
  • Justin Amash Tells CNN That He is Once Again Considering a Presidential Run as a Libertarian

    03/06/2020 6:42:23 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 63 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | March 5, 2020 | Shane Trejo
    ...While Amash would obviously have no chance to win the presidency if he ran as a Libertarian, he could theoretically peel off voters from Trump in the battleground state of Michigan, which may be the ulterior motive behind his potential run...
  • Freshman Democrats want Justin Amash as impeachment manager: report (quit GOP on 7/04/19)

    12/16/2019 3:30:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/16/19 | Emily Jacobs
    A group of freshman House Democrats are on a private crusade to get Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) appointed as an impeachment manager, according to a new report. The group, led by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and consisting of about 30 freshman Dems, has asked House leaders to consider Amash as a potential manager, the Washington Post reported. The now-independent congressman was formerly a member of the GOP and the House Freedom Caucus until earlier this year, when he publicly argued that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses based on former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. His comments, along with a...
  • Justin Amash: ‘Hillary Clinton Is A Donald Trump Asset’

    10/20/2019 4:36:15 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Michigan Independent Rep. Justin Amash blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a “Donald Trump asset,” arguing in a Friday night Twitter post that Clinton’s criticism of Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will only “drive many people into the arms of Donald Trump.” “The thing we know for sure is that Hillary Clinton is a Donald Trump asset,” Amash, a frequent Trump critic who recently left the Republican Party to become an Independent, tweeted Friday night. “Hillary does — and did — drive many people into the arms of Donald Trump. Her attack on Tulsi does likewise. In my...
  • House Dems believe they have enough votes to pass articles of impeachment, senior member says

    10/06/2019 3:34:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/19 | Leland Vittert, Melissa Leon
    House Democrats believe they have the 217 votes needed to pass articles of impeachment against President Trump stemming from his Ukraine call -- enough votes to impeach Trump and send articles to the Senate -- even before their planned hearings or formal investigation. A senior member of the House Democratic Caucus told Fox News on Sunday it's unlikely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will give in to the president's demand for an "inquiry vote." The source said that while leadership hasn't officially whipped or nose-counted a vote to "impeach," they believed the numbers were there based on the 227 votes...
  • Amash: I would leave GOP even if Trump were not president

    07/07/2019 9:19:23 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07-07-19 | Mike Brest
    Independent Rep. Justin Amash said during a Sunday morning interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that he would have left the Republican Party even if Donald Trump were not president. Amash announced he was leaving the party in a Washington Post op-ed published on the Fourth of July. "You didn’t mention President Trump in your op-ed in the Post but you did say you believe the GOP stood for limited government and economic freedom until recent years," Tapper began. "Do you think you would be leaving the Republican Party if Donald Trump were not president?"
  • Trump says it's 'great news' that 'disloyal' Justin Amash is leaving GOP

    07/04/2019 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-07-19 | Sean Higgins
    President Trump celebrated the news Thursday that Michigan Rep. Justin Amash is leaving the Republican Party, saying the GOP was better off without the "disloyal" lawmaker. "Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is 'quitting' the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!," the president tweeted.
  • Justin Amash Declares Independence From Republican Party

    07/04/2019 8:47:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Reason ^ | July 4, 2019 | Matt Welch
    One month after Donald Trump took his oath of office, Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.) pinned at the top of his very active Twitter feed George Washington's famous farewell address warning against "the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally." This morning, not seven weeks after breaking ranks with this party in calling for impeachment proceedings against the president, Amash announced in a Washington Post op-ed that he's leaving the GOP and declaring himself an independent. "Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party," the five-term congressman wrote. "No matter your circumstance, I'm asking you to join...
  • Great news(..)as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is “quitting” the Party...

    07/04/2019 8:30:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | July 4, 2019 | President Trump
    Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is “quitting” the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!
  • Michigan Rep. Justin Amash quits GOP, says he is ‘frightened’ by party politics

    07/04/2019 6:19:13 AM PDT · by TruthWillWin · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-4-2019 | Adam Shaw
    Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash announced Monday evening he is leaving the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus, just weeks after he attracted the ire of his colleagues by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Fox News has learned.
  • What's the deal with Justin Amash?

    07/04/2019 3:23:22 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 73 replies
    Why does he hate Trump so much? While I doubt it, I will ask. Is this anyway a principled stance he is taking?
  • Rep. Justin Amash Quits Republican Party

    07/04/2019 3:41:37 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 168 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4 July 2019 | Matt Fuller
    Rep. Justin Amash is celebrating this Fourth of July in a manner years in the making: by declaring his independence from the Republican Party. “No matter your circumstance, I’m asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us,” Amash wrote in a Washington Post op-ed posted Thursday morning. “I’m asking you to believe that we can do better than this two-party system — and to work toward it. If we continue to take America for granted, we will lose it.” Amash, perhaps the most fiscally conservative member of Congress, has increasingly been...
  • Amash Challenger & Never Trumper hits Trump Lower

    06/18/2019 7:45:12 PM PDT · by Michigan Bowhunter · 30 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Shane Trejo
    Michigan state representative Jim Lower is advertising himself as a pro-Trump conservative, but he is closely tied to former Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, who led the ‘Never Trump’ movement in Michigan with Reps. Justin Amash and Fred Upton heading into the 2016 election. Lower even boasted that he would model himself after Justin Amash when he first won elected office, claiming that following in Amash’s lead would “give the citizens in the county some input and see each and every vote.” Lower claims “he grew “disenchanted” with Amash after he came out against Trump after repeatedly voting for Amash and...