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Politics Peter Meijer wins GOP primary in Amash's Michigan district

07:26  05 august  2020
07:26  05 august  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Justin Amash and Paul Mitchell to not seek re-election have led eight Republicans to run in the 3rd Top contenders include Iraq War veteran Peter Meijer , whose grandfather helped build the Meijer Fred Upton’ s 6th District in southwestern Michigan , where state Rep. Jon Hoadley is expected to

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Republican Peter Meijer won his party's primary in Michigan's 3rd District in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Justin Amash (I).

a man in a suit standing in front of a sign: Peter Meijer wins GOP primary in Amash's Michigan district © Facebook: Peter Meijer Peter Meijer wins GOP primary in Amash's Michigan district

Meijer, a veteran and member of the family that owns the Meijer supermarket chain, dispatched with a crowded field of Republicans who are chomping at the bit to run for the GOP-leaning Grand Rapids-area seat.

The district had already begun attracting GOP candidates when Amash defected from the Republican Party to become an Independent before ultimately declining to run for reelection.

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Justin Amash and Paul Mitchell to not seek re-election have led eight Republicans to run in the 3rd Top contenders include Iraq War veteran Peter Meijer , whose grandfather helped build the Meijer Fred Upton’ s 6th District in southwestern Michigan , where state Rep. Jon Hoadley is expected to

(AP) — Michigan ’ s primary Tuesday features a viable challenge to an incumbent congresswoman Amash , who has criticized President Donald Trump and supported his impeachment, left He won the seat in 2012 when the incumbent submitted invalid nominating petitions, only to lose it two years later.

Meijer will face off against Democrat Hillary Scholten, an attorney who served in the Obama administration and ran unopposed in her primary.

"As a mom, a person of faith, and a proud Michigander who has dedicated her life to giving back to her community, Hillary is the kind of independent-minded leader West Michiganders can trust to represent their values in Congress," said Wellesley Daniel, Scholten's campaign manager.

The Cook Political Report rates the race as "lean" Republican."

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