Michigan voters encouraged to return absentee ballots at drop boxes over delay concerns; Bryan Llenas reports.

Peter Meijer won the Republican primary in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District late Tuesday in a race to fill Rep. Justin Amash’s seat.

Meijer is an Iraq war veteran and grandson of the founder of the famous Midwestern supermarket chain by the same name.

Meijer said in a statement to The Detroit News that the results were a “resounding message that we are tired of playing the political games of the past.”

“The time has come for a Republican party that offers solutions based on conservative values like limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty, to tackle issues in the present and the challenges sure to come,” he said.

PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGER CORI BROOKS UPSETS LONGTIME INCUMBENT LACY CLAY IN MISSOURI DEM PRIMARY

The 32-year-old Trump supporter will face Democratic civil rights attorney Hillary Scholten, who worked for the Obama Justice Department, in November.

TLAIB WINS MICHIGAN PRIMARY, DECLARES SQUAD ‘HERE TO STAY, AND IT’S ONLY GETTING BIGGER’

“Tonight, I would like to congratulate [Meijer] on the big victory in his primary. When Michigan’s 3rd congressional district needed a voice in Washington, Justin Amash turned his back on his constituents,” Michigan GOP Chair Laura Cox said in a Tuesday statement posted to Twitter.

Amash, a Libertarian who left the Republican Party in 2019 and has vehemently criticized President Trump, announced in July he would not seek reelection after serving Michigan’s 3rd District for nine years.

“Congress is increasingly filled with people who don’t genuinely believe in anything. Their beliefs bend to power,” Amash tweeted Tuesday night. He added in another tweet: “This government sucks.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

What you need to know from Wednesday’s White House coronavirus briefing

President Trump started his daily coronavirus briefing Wednesday by, confusingly, bringing out military brass rather than health officials to talk about the war on drugs. He managed at one point to work in a brag about his Facebook status (“Did…

White House says impeachment would further divide the country

Lawmakers call for the removal of President Trump from office; constitutional law expert Mark Smith with insight. The White House is warning that if Democrats proceed with impeaching President Trump, it would divide the country at a time that should…

Oregon Primary Results

The mail-in voting period in Oregon comes to a close Tuesday at 8 p.m. PT. The state has 61 Democratic delegates up for grabs and 28 Republican delegates available. Oregon is one of five states that conducts nearly entirely all…

Putin reiterates readiness for constructive dialogue in telegram to Japan’s Suge

MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Yoshihido Suge, congratulating him with being elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan, Kremlin announced Wednesday. “I would like to reiterate our readiness for a constructive interaction…