President Trump brandishing Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Township/Grand Rapids) a “loser” after the latter man became the first Republican to call for the former’s impeachment upon reading the Mueller Report, is going to be a factor in a new primary challenge set for announcement this morning. State Rep. Jim Lower (R-Greenville) will make his congressional declaration today and release a survey that gives numerical support to the claim that Rep. Amash will be vulnerable in a Republican primary.
Mr. Amash, who repeatedly has bucked House Republican leadership during his nine years of congressional service, faced serious opposition in 2014 but the Congressman defeated challenger Brian Ellis, 57-43%. He was re-elected 54-43% in the 2018 general election against activist Cathy Albro (D) who spent less than $160,000 on her campaign.
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