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Veteran John James Announces Another Senate Run for Michigan Seat

Veteran John James Announces Another Senate Run for Michigan Seat

“I understand what we need to do, because I have experience as a business leader, as a job creator, how to protect our economy from socialism…”

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Veteran and business owner John James announced on Thursday he will run for the Senate seat in Michigan currently occupied by incumbent Democratic Sen. Gary Peters.

James ran against incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018. He only lost by seven points.

James appeared on Fox and Friends this morning. From The Washington Examiner:

“I believe that right now nothing has changed. I still have a passion for service. I still have a clear vision,” James said. “We need the courage that was exhibited to us on D-Day. We need politicians who will go into Washington and will put service before self.”

“When I get there, we’re going to make sure to put the American people first. We’re going to put country over party. Put the people of the state of Michigan first,” James said.

James believes his experience in the Army and as a business owner will help his campaign. From Townhall:

“I understand what we need to do, because I have experience as a business leader, as a job creator, how to protect our economy from socialism, how to bring people together and unite people to make sure that we can defeat the evils that face us today,” James said on Fox.

“I also, as a combat veteran, understand the service and sacrifice that our veterans make every single day and (am) willing to stand up for this country — not any party, not any ideology. But putting country first, putting Michigan first, and looking forward to continuing my service,” James said.

President Donald Trump has called James “a future star of the Republican Party.” Trump considered James for the position of United Nations ambassador but chose Kelly Knight Craft.

Politico reported that “Trump campaign officials told the National Republican Senatorial Committee that a James Senate bid would amp up Democratic engagement, investment, and turnout in Michigan — and hence hurt the president’s prospects in the state” since Trump barely won Michigan.

Trump wanted James to run for a congressional seat, but others disagreed:

James met with the president and adviser Jared Kushner in the White House last month. During the meeting, Trump did not explicitly encourage or discourage James from running for Senate, according to three people familiar with the conversation. Trump’s approach, several people pointed out, contrasted with his past aggressive recruitment of GOP Senate candidates. Ahead of the 2018 midterms, the president vigorously wooed then-Rep. Kevin Cramer into the North Dakota Senate race, at one point even meeting with his family in the Oval Office.

Senate GOP officials vigorously disagreed with the Trump team’s assertion, arguing that a James Senate bid would give the president the strongest possible Michigan ticket with which to campaign. The NRSC produced a memo recently outlining how James’ strength and name identification would boost GOP turnout in the state, to Trump’s benefit.

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Comments

JusticeDelivered | June 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm

I voted for him in the last election, and will do so again.

    ScottTheEngineer in reply to JusticeDelivered. | June 8, 2019 at 6:52 am

    He has the coolest yard signs I’ve ever seen. My wife ordered 2 for me. I’ll use them again. Hope he’s running in my district.

I put my money where my mouth is in the last election when John ran against the second least effective Senator in Washington, Debbie Stabmenow. Who’s the absolute least effective Senator? Gary Peters is the worst of the worst.
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The Republican overlords in Michigan are terribly at picking candidates for statewide positions, hence two Dem Senators, Dem governor, Dem Attorney General and Dem Secretary of State. They didn’t support Governor Snyder (one tough nerd) and that was a blessing in both of his elections. James is not a product of the Party which will help Trump bigly.
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He will get a primetime spot at the RNC which is a spotlight he didn’t have in 2018. As for Politico’s unnamed sources in the Republican ranks, I have to call fake news. Never happened. Trump and John will be hand in hand taking back Michigan.
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A couple last comments here, unlike Obama, John refuses to run as a black candidate. He’s running as a red-white-and-blue candidate. He loves his country and does not have to write books to create a back story. He is the real deal. The books that should be written would be about his parents and their trip from poor Mississippi to success in Detroit. His father is John’s mentor. Obama’s mentors were Communists.

“Should be” a shoe-in…

ScottTheEngineer | June 8, 2019 at 6:51 am

“Trump campaign officials told the National Republican Senatorial Committee that a James Senate bid would amp up Democratic engagement, investment, and turnout in Michigan — and hence hurt the president’s prospects in the state” since Trump barely won Michigan.

They need to fire those dumb sumbitches. They are not Republicans.

Assuming of coarse that the quote isn’t entirely made up.

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