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John James to Run for Michigan Senate in 2020

"I’d like to announce I’m running for U.S. Senate after careful deliberation and thoughtful prayer," James said.

By NTK Staff | 06.06.2019 @11:30am
John James to Run for Michigan Senate in 2020

Republicans’ chances of maintaining control of the Senate got a boost on Thursday when John James announced that he would challenge Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) in 2020.

“We are heading in the wrong direction as a country and our leaders in Washington are failing to lead us toward a better and brighter future. I believe I can help lead Michigan toward that future we deserve, and that’s why I am running for US Senate,” James tweeted.

James, who is a 37-year-old military veteran and businessman, rose to national prominence in 2018 when he “won the most votes of any Republican top-of-the-ticket candidate in the past decade” in Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Despite receiving 275,660 votes and raising nearly $12.6 million, James was ultimately unsuccessful in his bid to defeat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in 2018.

“I’d like to announce I’m running for U.S. Senate after careful deliberation and thoughtful prayer. I believe that the time, again, is to serve. I believe that, right now, nothing has changed,” James said on Fox News following his announcement. “I still have a passion for service. I still have a clear vision, understand that service before self.”

“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,” James added.

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