3rd Republican enters race against Amash

A photo of Republican State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis. (Courtesy: Michigan House Republicans)

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A third Republican is challenging Rep. Justin Amash for his congressional seat in western Michigan.

First-term state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis announced her candidacy Thursday.

She says she is running to ensure the continuation of America’s revival, not to work “against it.” The 60-year-old Grand Rapids Township resident spent 25 years working with and for Universal Forest Products and once was a newspaper reporter.

Amash is the only Republican member of Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct.

Also running are state Rep. Jim Lower and military veteran Tom Norton.

Amash, who was elected in 2010, has not faced a primary challenge since 2014. He has not said whether he will run for re-election and has left open the prospect of running for president in 2020 as a Libertarian.

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7 comments

  • Wings

    Amash is the only candidate who has the brains for this job
    The rest are clueless just like #45
    Vote for Amash and the people of the USA win

  • Iamct01

    Amash has my vote in the primary, he has shown to put the flags laws before a few powerful people in the white house.

  • Matt

    Justin Amash is the only one among the GOP fighting for individual rights. I hope he switches to the libertarian party and get away from both parties that are completely insane and only care about taking more of your money.
    Only diffrence between the GOP and Dem’s is the democrats don’t lie when the say they want to raise taxes.
    Vote libertarian. Vote for the individual. Vote for property rights.

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