Skip to comments.Justin Amash challengers
Posted on 05/21/2019 10:06:21 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
National Amash says challengers not serious;' they disagree
TWO CHALLENGERS IS TOO MANY! Get it?
Which “challenger” is doing Amash’s bidding?
If he already had an announced challenger, why is the guy who doesn’t live there jumping in?
Simple. It’s fixed. He’ll get reelected. Tea Party Manchurian. We’re all just being played.
Oh great, several challengers to split the anti-Amash vote. He’ll chuckle about this all with the other congressmen over a drinks after the swearing in ceremony for the next congress.
Could be Lower, since he’s playing the foil to Amash in the impeachment attack. Just a gut feeling.
It’s hard to oust incumbent in party primaries, but Amash may have put a big enough target on his back. I hope Trump and the GOP can rally behind one non-Amash candidate, I don’t think Michigan is a run-off state. Don’t let him win with a 35% plurality.
I heard Sheriff Joe is moving to MI.
This is Cantor-level base alienation. I’ll be surprised if Amash keeps the seat.
Lower is full establishment. Norton, the Afghanistan Combat Veteran filed before all of this. Tom Norton approached numerous well known West Michigan Republicans to run against Amash but all declined. He put the burden of the campaign on his own shoulders. Time for Michigan citizens to align behind Norton and take out the “Liberal-terian” Amash.
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Cantor’s decision from his seat by a newcomer is a perfect reference
Unless he is very rich or famous, a someone who has already held elected office not only has an inside track, but also has a sense of entitlement in terms of moving up the next rung of the ladder. When there are easy pickings, you get carpetbaggers.
It’s for the same exact reasons... the representative all but declared himself a philosopher-king and embarked on an agenda at odds with and in open defiance of the will of the people.
I liked Amash once, but in the post-Trump era he’s really shown some true colors, and those colors aren’t red white and blue.
Split the vote. Oldest trick in the book.
Lower sounds like an alright guy; let him run in his own district.
There are some places where there is a paucity of eligible nominees. If Lower is a sincere President Trump supporter, then he should be considered.
We want an abundance of possibilities, and we should use all of them.
The last time GOP primary voters in MI-03 rejected an “establishment Republican” with a conservative voting record over several years in the state legislature in favor of a “Tea Party outsider” who was “not a career politician” and was “not beholden to anybody” was in 2010, when they nominated ... Justin Amash, the Palestinian Paulistinian, beholden to Ron Paul and Hamas (and not necessarily in that order). So I recommend that we judge each candidate AS AN INDIVIDUAL and not reject or support anyone based solely on his bio.
Maybe Norton would make a great candidate, or maybe he wouldn’t—I know bery little about him apart from what he put on his website. He sounds like a good family man, and in addition to his military service he has some experience in government (in his town council). His town lies a mile within MI-03, which certainly is better than living a mile outside the district. Less helpful is the fact that he lost state representative primary elections in 2010 and 2014.
As for Lower, he’s originally from Ionia County (and served as a county commissioner there), which is wholly within MI-03. It is correct that he currently lives a few miles outside MI-03 (in SW Montcalm County), but it is more correct to say that he was a carpetbagger when he ran in the Montcalm and Gratiot 70th State House District in 2016 (which is when he moved from Ionia County across the county line to Montcalm County) than it would be to call him a carpetbagger for running for Congress from Ionia County today.
I have no reason to believe that Lower is not a true conservative, much less that he’s running because he wants to run interference for the execrable Amash, but I do question whether a candidate from Ionia County (and whose current state house constituents are all outside MI-03) would be our strongest candidate in the general election in a fornerly solidly GOP district that has trended leftward as Grand Rapids moves left. Of course, Norton is from the boondocks in far northern Kent County and wouldn’t necessarily have strength in Grand Rapids or its suburbs, which is where the lion’s share of votes are located. It’s likely that neither Norton nor Lower is the ideal candidate to defeat Amash in the primary and the Democrat in the general.
The primary election won’t be until August 2020, which is over a year away, and the filing deadline is around 11 months away. It would be foolish to annoint the first candidate to express interest in running against Amash as the nominee, and to reject anyone else who later exoresses interest, without analyzing the pros and cons of each candidate. While I agree that it would be best to have a single candidate running against Amash, it is imperative that such candidate be a conservative who can beat Amash in the primary and beat the Democrat in the general, and, frankly, we don’t know right now who the best candidate will be.
What can Michigan FReepers tell us about state senator Peter MacGregor? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_MacGregor He sounds like someone with the local appeal in Kent County that would be invaluable in the prinary and general. If MacGregor turns out to be the optimal choice, wouldn’t it make sense for him to run against Amash, Nelson to run for MacGregor’s state senate seat (which would open up once MacGregor is elected) and Lower to stay in the state house? And if MacGregor isn’t the right guy, we should be looking for the right candidate and not settling for a two-time loser in state house GOP primaries just because he was the first guy to throw his hat in the ring.
“excision” not decision.....auto correct. Google is not always correct!
One number I focus on after last night is 35.
If we hold the two NC specials, the margin in the House is 235-200. I’m told we have a superb candidate in OK5 who will take back that seat. So, that leaves us at 234-201, or just 17 from control. There are at least 5 seats in CA and FL we can win, and Dave Loebsack in IA2 won’t run, so that one is a target.
I expect the House race is moot and Amash will run for POTUS as Libertarian. He’ll make far more money doing that and get far more media coverage. That really seems to be what this self promoting gadfly jerk is all about.
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