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jct74
08-05-2014, 08:58 AM
Post any predictions, on-the-ground reports, and miscellaneous updates here. Results will be posted in this thread later tonight (polls close at 8 pm ET).


results here:
http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-Fjm-NdXTo
http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/14PRI/06003000.html


update: Politico calls it for Justin!

http://i60.tinypic.com/25fn7m8.png

radiofriendly
08-05-2014, 09:00 AM
:toady::toady::toady::toady::toady::toady::toady:: toady::toady:

jct74
08-05-2014, 09:11 AM
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xlrbnc
08-05-2014, 09:18 AM
Cast votes for Justin and myself this morning!

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jct74
08-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Justin Amash

Tuesday, August 5, is the big day.

It’s an honor to serve as your representative in Congress, and I’m asking for your vote.

You sent me to Congress to represent everyone in this district, not just special interests. With your support and encouragement, I’ve done that.

I have the most constitutionally conservative, independent voting record of any congressman. I have never missed a vote—out of more than 2,700 votes—and I publicly explain every vote. I care about the details of legislation, not just the bill title.

Together, we’ve helped spread the message of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty. I’m confident that this will carry us to a big victory on Tuesday, but only if those who believe in this message get to the polls.

Our victory will show the pundits that the political establishment is no match for the grassroots, and that my vote as your congressman is not for sale. It will show them that the Constitution and the Rule of Law matter. That liberty matters to the American people. That our government’s nearly $18 trillion debt is not acceptable.

Thank you for standing with my family, my staff, and me throughout this campaign. We look forward to celebrating with you.

Please vote on Tuesday, August 5, and make sure your family and friends get to the polls, too.

Thanks again for all you do.

In liberty,

Justin Amash

https://www.facebook.com/justinamash/posts/10152589272453866

puppetmaster
08-05-2014, 10:46 AM
bump

Brian4Liberty
08-05-2014, 11:26 AM
496641631224086528

496642482281922561

TaftFan
08-05-2014, 01:42 PM
496644143943524352
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jbauer
08-05-2014, 02:51 PM
Any results to speak of? Exit polling etc?

PaleoPaul
08-05-2014, 04:05 PM
TOADY IS THE PRIMARY! Finally.

:toady:

Brett85
08-05-2014, 04:17 PM
I'm kind of surprised that Cruz is supporting Amash so strongly considering their differences on foreign policy.

jct74
08-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Polls close in 1 hour. Predictions anyone?

I'll say Amash by 14 points.

jct74
08-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Here's a link for the results, Justin is 3rd district.

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-Fjm-NdXTo

Polls close at 8 pm ET.

juleswin
08-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Cast votes for Justin and myself this morning!

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Since nobody is going to ask, which office are you running for?

PaleoPaul
08-05-2014, 05:12 PM
He's running for a state house seat

juleswin
08-05-2014, 05:19 PM
He's running for a state house seat

Thanks, wow, I just completely ignore the tweet image thingy in the post which answered my question.

Oh well, good luck to him.

jct74
08-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Cast votes for Justin and myself this morning!

496623897056673792

damn, I didn't even realize you were a member here. I recognize the name though because Justin has mentioned you on his twitter account several times... and I just noticed you are his former campaign manager according to this thread (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?448674-Keith-Allard-for-State-House-Michigan-HD-76). Best of luck to you.

TaftFan
08-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Polls close in 1 hour. Predictions anyone?

I'll say Amash by 14 points.

I say Amash gets 65% at least.

jct74
08-05-2014, 05:36 PM
here's another link for results

http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/14PRI/06003000.html

jct74
08-05-2014, 05:40 PM
I say Amash gets 65% at least.

well since there is no one else in the primary that is a 30 point margin. that's a step up from most of the polls which show him around a 20 point margin.

Massachusetts
08-05-2014, 05:48 PM
63-37 Amash is my prediction.

TaftFan
08-05-2014, 05:57 PM
well since there is no one else in the primary that is a 30 point margin. that's a step up from most of the polls which show him around a 20 point margin.

We'll see. I just don't think Ellis has any committed supporters and he hasn't run a positive campaign.

PaleoPaul
08-05-2014, 06:01 PM
The polls are CLOSED.
Let's get it on!!!! :D

Massachusetts
08-05-2014, 06:06 PM
Good luck Keith!

rprprs
08-05-2014, 06:10 PM
The polls are CLOSED.
Let's get it on!!!! :D

I know. What's taking them so long? Just declare Justin the winner already. :D

Lord Xar
08-05-2014, 06:22 PM
I know. What's taking them so long? Just declare Justin the winner already. :D

hmmm. whenever it takes a long time, I always take that as a bad sign that the ballots are being cooked & shuffled.

PaleoPaul
08-05-2014, 06:24 PM
hmmm. whenever it takes a long time, I always take that as a bad sign that the ballots are being cooked & shuffled.
Yeah, some of the other results are starting to come out...

Lindsey
08-05-2014, 06:25 PM
The longer it takes to report the more I worry about contamination...

jct74
08-05-2014, 06:33 PM
2.9% Reporting

J. Amash - 53.6% - 943
B. Ellis - 46.4% - 817

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-F3sONdXTp

Brett85
08-05-2014, 06:36 PM
Wow, I don't like how close it is.

jbauer
08-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Mmm. Little to close for comfort. The other 2 races look like a lost cause. But this is by far the most important one. Maybe in the entire country.

Lightweis
08-05-2014, 06:39 PM
We will pull away!

jct74
08-05-2014, 06:44 PM
no results for Keith so far but it will be posted here:

http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/14PRI/08076000.html

TaftFan
08-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Did an FEC search and saw that Ellis has given $2,500 to Richard Lugar over the years.

jct74
08-05-2014, 06:46 PM
6.4% Reporting

J. Amash - 54.1% - 2,098
B. Ellis - 45.9% - 1,782

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-F63-NdXTq

Krugminator2
08-05-2014, 06:55 PM
I guess this is why the Club for Growth decided to make pretty big ad buys so late in the game. Really anxious to see the final tallies.

jct74
08-05-2014, 06:56 PM
8.0% Reporting

J. Amash - 55.5% - 3,084
B. Ellis - 44.5% - 2,476

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-F9QONdXTr

Lightweis
08-05-2014, 07:02 PM
We will pull away. Just a matter of time

PaleoPaul
08-05-2014, 07:02 PM
So far it's 56-44. That's pretty good. It'd be nice if it was 60-40 though.

DP714
08-05-2014, 07:03 PM
Early results are too close for comfort...Why is anyone even voting for that little s**t in the first place?

William Tell
08-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Bentivolio is done:(

rprprs
08-05-2014, 07:06 PM
So far it's 56-44. That's pretty good. It'd be nice if it was 60-40 though.

Yep. Will be satisfied with just a win, happy with a 10% spread, but would sure love to see that 60-40.

jct74
08-05-2014, 07:06 PM
13.5% Reporting

J. Amash - 57.3% - 5,544
B. Ellis - 42.7% - 4,139

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-F_heNdXTr

jct74
08-05-2014, 07:07 PM
looking better!

PaleoPaul
08-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Bentivolio is done:(
Isn't Bentivolio regarded as a traitor of sorts around these parts? Shouldn't we be glad he's losing?

jct74
08-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Bentivolio is done:(

44.1% Reporting

D. Trott - 65.8% - 24,333
K. Bentivolio - 34.2% - 12,640


damn.

William Tell
08-05-2014, 07:11 PM
Isn't Bentivolio regarded as a traitor of sorts around these parts? Shouldn't we be glad he's losing?

No, this is really bad news. He has been great this year.

Lightweis
08-05-2014, 07:12 PM
No, this is really bad news. He has been great this year.


Never really liked him after a couple of bad votes last year.

William Tell
08-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Never really liked him after a couple of bad votes last year.

Wait till you see his replacement. Kerry was better than all but a few in Congress.

EBounding
08-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Isn't Bentivolio regarded as a traitor of sorts around these parts? Shouldn't we be glad he's losing?

Bentivolio wasn't simply the "lesser of two evils" in this case--there are real dangerous differences. But he does have himself to blame since he killed his own grassroots support from the very beginning.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure Amash is going to win but he needs at least a 15% margin.

jct74
08-05-2014, 07:23 PM
21.2% Reporting

J. Amash - 56.2% - 7,123
B. Ellis - 43.8% - 5,554

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-GDb-NdXTr

Lightweis
08-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Ellis catching up wtf?

ClydeCoulter
08-05-2014, 07:52 PM
Ellis catching up wtf?

Yeah, I just noticed that. :confused:

jct74
08-05-2014, 07:53 PM
29.3% Reporting

J. Amash - 54.2% - 9,820
B. Ellis - 45.8% - 8,313

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-GKceNdXTr

2young2vote
08-05-2014, 07:54 PM
I've been considering lately moving to Grand Rapids. Every time i go there I just get the sense that it is a happening place. It has a decent economy, decent crime stats, its clean, and it has a big city feel without being massive and without the ghettos (some bad areas but nothing like detroit/flint). The entire west-side of the state is like that - Petoskey, Boyne City, Traverse City, Grand Rapids. And there are several more smaller towns that are also nice.

If Justin wins again that will only further entice me to move.

erowe1
08-05-2014, 08:05 PM
No, this is really bad news. He has been great this year.

He voted for that Iron Dome funding that just happened today or yesterday.

jct74
08-05-2014, 08:08 PM
38.9% Reporting

J. Amash - 55.5% - 15,043
B. Ellis - 44.5% - 12,065

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-GOGeNdXTr


looking better

William Tell
08-05-2014, 08:09 PM
He voted for that Iron Dome funding that just happened today or yesterday.

Thanks for the info.

nbruno322
08-05-2014, 08:09 PM
He voted for that Iron Dome funding that just happened today or yesterday.

Amash was one of 8 to vote against it. Admirable courage, hope Justin can pull off a win tonight. The neocons also lost the Lynn Cheney thing and failed at uprooting Walter Jones too. An Amash win will hopefully be the third strike.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/congresspeople-israel-defensive.html

Cap
08-05-2014, 08:10 PM
I've been considering lately moving to Grand Rapids. Every time i go there I just get the sense that it is a happening place. It has a decent economy, decent crime stats, its clean, and it has a big city feel without being massive and without the ghettos (some bad areas but nothing like detroit/flint). The entire west-side of the state is like that - Petoskey, Boyne City, Traverse City, Grand Rapids. And there are several more smaller towns that are also nice.

If Justin wins again that will only further entice me to move.Born, raised and still live in G.R. You are correct in all you cite.

Bryan
08-05-2014, 08:11 PM
looking better
Yep, but still a long way to go.

Mr.NoSmile
08-05-2014, 08:11 PM
Amash was one of 8 to vote against it. Admirable courage, hope Justin can pull off a win tonight. The neocons also lost the Lynn Cheney thing and failed at uprooting Walter Jones too. An Amash win will hopefully be the third strike.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/08/congresspeople-israel-defensive.html

In a sea of constant losses? This only really validates the idea that 'Tea Party' styled candidates have more losses than wins this year. Katrina Pierson, Greg Brannon, Elaine Hays, McMillin right now, Chris McDaniel (He lost, folks. Let it go.) A few wins doesn't make Tea Party types invincible. In fact, it proves to people that they're mostly fire and brimstone, but can't get the votes or support to beat politicians who you may not like, but use words that Americans like to hear, like 'compromise.' What good is staying ideologically pure when you can't get elected?

ClydeCoulter
08-05-2014, 08:24 PM
In a sea of constant losses? This only really validates the idea that 'Tea Party' styled candidates have more losses than wins this year. Katrina Pierson, Greg Brannon, Elaine Hays, McMillin right now, Chris McDaniel (He lost, folks. Let it go.) A few wins doesn't make Tea Party types invincible. In fact, it proves to people that they're mostly fire and brimstone, but can't get the votes or support to beat politicians who you may not like, but use words that Americans like to hear, like 'compromise.' What good is staying ideologically pure when you can't get elected?

Because those that cave in a vote for the "safe" option aren't the enemy. They won't revolt if our kind do win. Because it is worth it. Because it means more than rhetoric and empty promises. Because it's the right thing to do. Because we can sleep with our consciences in good order. Because, if there is a god, he will approve. Because there are people hoping for it. Because there is the need for it. Because it's better than caving in and giving up and drying in the sun.

Mr.NoSmile
08-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Because those that cave in a vote for the "safe" option aren't the enemy. They won't revolt if our kind do win. Because it is worth it. Because it means more than rhetoric and empty promises. Because it's the right thing to do. Because we can sleep with our consciences in good order. Because, if there is a god, he will approve. Because there are people hoping for it. Because there is the need for it. Because it's better than caving in and giving up and drying in the sun.

I can't tell if you're being optimistic or realistic, really.

Cleaner44
08-05-2014, 08:33 PM
Where in the hell are the results?

Badger Paul
08-05-2014, 08:36 PM
Amash and Jones stood their ground on their foreign policy records and denounced NSA spying and the national security state. Maybe if more "Tea Party" candidates took the same line instead of trying to be more conservative than their opponents, they might get more votes. Perhaps win a race or two.

nbruno322
08-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Where in the hell are the results?

http://www.politico.com/

PaleoPaul
08-05-2014, 08:41 PM
HE WON!!! :D

According to Ted Cruz's FB post, Amash will represent Michigan's Third District for 2 more years!!!! :D

Natural Citizen
08-05-2014, 08:41 PM
http://www.politico.com/




J. Amash (i)

55.1%

16,775





B. Ellis

44.9%

13,680






I think they updated the page so you have to click on the thing now....

TaftFan
08-05-2014, 08:43 PM
Milton Wolf would be winning if not for the two no-names...

cajuncocoa
08-05-2014, 08:45 PM
HE WON!!! :D

According to Ted Cruz's FB post, Amash will represent Michigan's Third District for 2 more years!!!! :D
Good news!

William Tell
08-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Good news!

YAY! All factions agree tonight:D:):)

nbruno322
08-05-2014, 08:50 PM
Politico just called it for Amash!

http://i60.tinypic.com/25fn7m8.png

Cleaner44
08-05-2014, 08:51 PM
This link is better:
http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/michigan/#.U-GX6fiBtG4

Ellis can suck it!

William Tell
08-05-2014, 08:52 PM
Anybody have local state house etc results for our liberty candidates?

Suzanimal
08-05-2014, 08:53 PM
:D
Yay!

jct74
08-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Ellis concedes to Amash

Gregory Ghering, WZZM
10:39 p.m. EDT August 5, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Brian Ellis has conceded to Rep. Justin Amash.

Businessman Ellis was challenging Rep. Amash for the Republican nomination in Michigan's third congressional district.

At about 10:20 Tuesday night, Ellis spoke to his supporters at Grand Rapids Brewing Company in downtown Grand Rapids, saying he was giving up his effort to unseat the incumbent. Results had come in from 44% of precincts at that point, showing Rep. Amash with a 55% lead over Ellis.

Rep. Amash's Democrat challenger in November's general election is Bob Goodrich. Goodrich is the president of Goodrich Quality Theaters.

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/politics/2014/08/05/ellis-concedes-to-amash/13653545/

rprprs
08-05-2014, 08:59 PM
Currently, just over 11% margin. Are we thinking that will hold?

jct74
08-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash beats back primary challenge

By ALEX ISENSTADT | 8/5/14 10:51 PM EDT

Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash beat back a forceful primary challenge Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

With 56 percent of precincts reporting in the Grand Rapids-area 3rd District, Amash led businessman Brian Ellis, 55 percent to 45 percent.

Amash, an idiosyncratic congressman known for posting full explanations on his Facebook page for each vote he takes, has been a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment ever since he arrived in the House in 2010. In January 2013, the libertarian-minded Amash famously voted to oust John Boehner as speaker. He would later vote for the deal to end the government shudown.

Ellis cast Amash as an ineffective congressman and peculiar outsider who cast “bizarre” votes. He received the backing of interest groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Ellis ran a well-funded campaign, drawing on his considerable personal wealth. Through the middle of last month, he had spent over $1 million from his own pocket.

...

read more:
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/michigan-gop-primary-2014-justin-amash-109751.html

tsai3904
08-05-2014, 09:03 PM
CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC CONGRATULATES JUSTIN AMASH

Barney Keller - August 06th, 2014

Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Justin Amash won because he gave Republican voters a clear choice between a constitutional conservative promising more freedom and a liberal Republican In Name Only with a record of supporting more government.”

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth PAC issued the following statement in response to news that incumbent Congressman Justin Amash won the Republican Primary for Congress in Michigan’s Third Congressional District. Club members donated $277,285 directly to Justin’s campaign and the Club’s Super-PAC, Club for Growth Action, spent nearly $500,000 on a TV and Radio ad campaign exposing the record of Amash’s opponent.

“Justin Amash won because he gave Republican voters a clear choice between a constitutional conservative promising more freedom and a liberal Republican In Name Only with a record of supporting more government,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Justin will continue to be a stalwart member of the pro-growth caucus in Washington and he’ll always stand up to the big-government liberals in both parties. Club members were happy to support his candidacy.”

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/uncategorized/club-growth-pac-congratulates-justin-amash/

Mr.NoSmile
08-05-2014, 09:04 PM
By not really a great margin. If Amash runs again in two years, his challenger will be emboldened by that, so Amash really has a lot of work to do on the ground in Michigan.

Massachusetts
08-05-2014, 09:11 PM
By not really a great margin. If Amash runs again in two years, his challenger will be emboldened by that, so Amash really has a lot of work to do on the ground in Michigan.

He won by double digits.

jct74
08-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Amash Beats Back Crony Republican's Primary Challenge

Robby Soave | Aug. 5, 2014 10:59 pm

Incumbent Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) survived a closely-watched primary election Tuesday night, defeating challenger Brian Ellis 55 percent to 45 percent and retaining the Republican nomination for the west Michigan House seat. Ellis conceded around 10:30 p.m. ET, according to the Grand Rapids Press.

Amash, a liberty-friendly Republican whose principled opposition to NSA spying, crony capitalism, and foreign entanglements has earned him support from libertarians—as well as the enmity of the GOP establishment—was forecast to win the race weeks ago. However, his political survival was not always a matter of fact. Neoconservative Republicans and corporatist special interests backed Ellis early in the race. Their attempts to portray Amash as the "best friend" of both Nancy Pelosi and al-Qaida backfired, however. District voters told Slate's Dave Weigel that they were tired of Ellis's negative campaigning and agreed with Amash that it was wrong to trade liberty for security.

Having secured the Republican nomination, Amash is all but guaranteed to be re-elected in November. Undeniable good news: It seems a libertarian Congressman can fight an uncompromising battle against big government and big business and keep his seat, after all.

...

http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/05/amash-beats-back-crony-republicans-prima

jct74
08-05-2014, 09:17 PM
REBEL LEADER JUSTIN AMASH WINS BIG IN MICHIGAN

by CHARLIE SPIERING
5 Aug 2014, 8:05 PM PDT

Rebellious Republican Rep. Justin Amash has won his re-election battle in Michigan’s 3rd district against his challenger Brian Ellis, a blow to the GOP Establishment which had put significant resources into the race.

Ellis conceded the race as Amash had 55 percent of the vote and Ellis had 44 percent with 44 percent of the precincts reporting.

Allies of Speaker John Boehner had rallied for pro-establishment candidate Republican Brian Ellis and to take out Amash, the first lawmaker to vote against Boehner for speaker on the House floor in January 2013.

Ellis, a Grand Rapids businessman, loaned his campaign over $1 million and earned the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Ellis used his money for an onslaught of negative ads that painted Amash as "Al Qaeda's best friend" and accused the pro-life congressman of voting to allow “gender-selection abortions to continue."

After winning his 2010 election, Amash went to Congress at the age 30 making him the second-youngest sitting congressman in Congress.

...

read more:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/05/Rebel-Leader-Justin-Amash-Wins-Big-In-Michigan

Lindsey
08-05-2014, 09:22 PM
Looks like he may have covered the spread afterall.


92.9% Reporting

Winner J. Amash (i) 57.1% 35,309
B. Ellis 42.9% 26,498

Mr.NoSmile
08-05-2014, 09:24 PM
He won by double digits.

He won by 10 percent (barely above double digits, really), when people here had higher expectations and figured there'd be a greater win. People, not myself. Just going off what people expected, particularly how close the race was early on.

jct74
08-05-2014, 09:25 PM
GOP Rebel Justin Amash Just Beat a Guy Who Called Him "Al Qaeda's Best Friend"

By Tim Murphy | Tue Aug. 5, 2014 10:35 PM EDT


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhAE9VtJ7Co


The GOP's business establishment talked openly about making conservative hardliners pay after tea partiers helped push Washington toward a debt ceiling crisis last fall. But that wave of Chamber of Commerce-funded primary challengers to conservative incumbents never materialized. The Chamber settled on trying to take out Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a second term congressman and Ron Paul disciple famous for voting on no on pretty much everything—even the Paul Ryan budget—and for cobbling together a bipartisan coalition to rein in the NSA's domestic surveillance programs. It was the first part that drew the ire of business interests in his district, and the second part that made him the villain in one of the year's nastiest campaign ads. Amash, challenger Brian Ellis warned, was "Al Qaeda's best friend" in Congress.

Ellis received a rare primary endorsement from an incumbent member of Amash's Michigan delegation, GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, an NSA defender. But we're not in 2002 anymore; it turns out Amash's civil libertarianism plays pretty well in the western Michigan district that gave America Gerald Ford. Boosted by deep-pocketed donors of his own (including the DeVos family), Amash eased past Ellis, making him a sure-thing to win a third term in November.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/08/justin-amash-al-qaeda-brian-ellis

Cleaner44
08-05-2014, 09:26 PM
92.9% Reporting

Winner J. Amash (i)
57.1% 35,309

B. Ellis
42.9% 26,498

This is a 14.2% margin of victory at this point!

EBounding
08-05-2014, 09:33 PM
14% might be enough to stave off another challenger. Ellis was a terrible candidate, but he basically bankrolled his entire campaign. Are there really that many people in MI-3 willing to spend their kids' inheritance on a race they'll probably lose?

lib3rtarian
08-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Bentivolio cooked his own goose. If you are sent there by the liberty folks, you better be their champion like Amash and Massie, or no one will be excited enough for you to go knock on doors, donate or phone bank. While we may not hate you, we won't be enthusiastic about you either. The end result would be that you would be neither here or there, and a well-funded challenger will knock you off.

amy31416
08-05-2014, 09:40 PM
Thank you Justin, for being such a fantastic rep.

tsai3904
08-05-2014, 09:55 PM
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496857171674816512
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496858217012789248
496858451352772608
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496866071350353920
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jct74
08-05-2014, 10:00 PM
^whoa, holy shit!

EBounding
08-05-2014, 10:01 PM
LOL @ Hoekstra

Glad there's SOMETHING to smile about tonight!

Massachusetts
08-05-2014, 10:11 PM
496868879034232832

LOL. No context. He just says "Bizarre"

Anti-Neocon
08-05-2014, 10:13 PM
No reason to gloat over a top 10 Congressman getting booted.

Massachusetts
08-05-2014, 10:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adii2PBESfs

EBounding
08-05-2014, 10:17 PM
Ok Justin, ease up. No reason to give your enemies fuel.

Romans 12:17-19

William Tell
08-05-2014, 10:22 PM
Ok Justin, ease up. No reason to give your enemies fuel.

Romans 12:17-19

Oh come on, I am sick of losing, I was at the watch party for another liberty candidate earlier this year who was beat by a Ellis style POS. Had to see the ladies cry and everything.:(

YAY! Ellis wasted over a million bucks!!!!:D
Waste more Mr Ellis, you piece of Rino crap!!!!:mad:

Brett85
08-05-2014, 10:27 PM
This is about the only good thing to happen tonight. Amash is my favorite member of Congress at the moment.

William Tell
08-05-2014, 10:31 PM
This is about the only good thing to happen tonight. Amash is my favorite member of Congress at the moment.

Clint Didier made it to the next round in Washington U.S Congress District 4. Ron Paul and Massie endorsed. Clint is as good as it gets!!!:D

presence
08-05-2014, 10:32 PM
This is about the only good thing to happen tonight. Amash is my favorite member of Congress at the moment.

I place Amash and Massie at par with one another; love 'em both.

Brett85
08-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Clint Didier made it to the next round in Washington U.S Congress District 4. Ron Paul and Massie endorsed. Clint is as good as it gets!!!:D

That's good to hear.

Christian Liberty
08-05-2014, 10:36 PM
This is about the only good thing to happen tonight. Amash is my favorite member of Congress at the moment.


I place Amash and Massie at par with one another; love 'em both.

From what I've seen Massie is a tad better, but I haven't seen enough to know for sure. I agree that I love them both though.

Lindsey
08-05-2014, 10:41 PM
Amash has been my favorite rep since Ron Paul retired.

Congrats Justin! A well-deserved victory. Thanks for all the work you do for us!

tsai3904
08-05-2014, 10:56 PM
100% reporting:



Amash, Justin

39,640

57.4%


Ellis, Brian

29,386

42.6%


Justin wins by 14.8%.

Matt Collins
08-05-2014, 11:01 PM
I want to see video of the Amash victory speech!

Bryan
08-05-2014, 11:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km-vCExtZ-4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OeisKvCwJs

tsai3904
08-05-2014, 11:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z78Ey0aB9Ig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z78Ey0aB9Ig

ClydeCoulter
08-05-2014, 11:10 PM
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

PaleoPaul
08-06-2014, 12:44 AM
Now all we need is for Justin Amash to challenge Debbie Spenditnow...er...Stabenow in 2018.

jct74
08-06-2014, 02:00 AM
some international coverage


Justin Amash wins Michigan Republican primary
NSA critic, savaged in attack ads and targeted by security establishment, comfortably retains congressional nomination

Dan Roberts in Washington
Wednesday 6 August 2014 00.56 EDT

A leading congressional critic of the National Security Agency, Justin Amash, successfully fended off political attacks on his patriotism on Thursday in a lively night of primary elections that also saw incumbents defeat a reindeer farmer from Michigan and radiologist who posted morbid X-rays on Facebook.

Amash – who led the first attempt in the House of Representatives to rein in the NSA after revelations of mass domestic surveillance by Edward Snowden – comfortably defeated Brian Ellis for the Republican party nomination in Michigan’s third district.

Ellis had campaigned heavily against Amash’s record on privacy issues and his separate calls for the closure of Guantánamo Bay, enlisting military veterans to record attack adverts that referred to him as “al-Qaida’s best friend in Congress”.

Amash’s well-funded challenger was also supported by powerful elements in Washington’s security establishment, including House intelligence committee chair Mike Rogers, making this primary election perhaps the first real test of public support for NSA critics at the ballot box.

In an emotional acceptance speech Amash demanded an apology from Ellis for running a “disgusting and despicable smear campaign” and claimed his win represented “a remarkable margin of victory” given the number of establishment interest groups against him.

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read more:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/justin-amash-wins-michigan-republican-primary

jct74
08-06-2014, 02:01 AM
Daniel Larison from The American Conservative:


The challenge against Amash was the second high-profile attempt this year by well-funded outside interest groups that sought to unseat constitutionalist and antiwar Republican House members, and just as it did in North Carolina this attempt failed. Both attack campaigns sought to demonize the incumbents on account of their foreign policy and national security records, and in both cases the fear-mongering fell flat and even worked to repel voters. Ellis sought to demagogue Amash’s strong criticism of NSA surveillance practices and his opposition to indefinite detention at Guantanamo, but Ellis badly misjudged the politics of the issue and ran a campaign as if it were still 2002. Amash’s victory is another encouraging sign that elected Republicans can dissent on matters of foreign policy and national security without losing their seats, and it shows that voters will reward principled and genuinely independent members of Congress for putting their concerns and interests first. Above all, it is a resounding defeat for corporatists and foreign policy hard-liners inside the GOP, and it shows that in some parts of the country Republican voters are clearly rejecting what party elites have been trying to sell them when they are given a real alternative.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/justin-amash-wins/

jct74
08-06-2014, 02:03 AM
FreedomWorks for America Congratulates Justin Amash on MI-3 Primary Victory

BY JACQUELINE BODNAR
3 hours ago

FreedomWorks for America congratulates Justin Amash on his primary victory in Michigan’s third district, despite enduring a barrage of personal attack ads by advocates for his Chamber-backed opponent, Brian Ellis. FreedomWorks for America President Matt Kibbe commented:

“It’s hard to upgrade from a representative who has never missed a vote, explains every vote he makes on social media, and leads the charge on civil liberties and ending federal abuses of power. Justin Amash is a thought leader in the Freedom Caucus, and we plan to help his constituents send him back to Washington to keep on the fight.”

FreedomWorks for America distributed 500 yard signs and launched an aggressive online campaign in support of Justin Amash, reaching thousands of likely conservative voters on the internet using search, display, video, and social advertising. FWFA targeted over 153,000 Republicans and Likely Conservatives in MI-3 with positive Rep. Justin Amash advertisements.

Over 95 percent of those who searched for Justin Amash saw the positive or “Get out the Vote” ads. In addition, over 91 percent of those who searched for Brian Ellis saw the positive Amash or “Get out the Vote” ads.

Justin Amash holds a lifetime 100 percent score on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard. He took the lead in helping to write the USA FREEDOM Act to end unconstitutional NSA spying, voted to block the IRS from implementing ObamaCare, and co-sponsored three bills to repeal the unconstitutional health care takeover.

FreedomWorks for America is a grassroots service center to over 6.6 million activists supporting candidates who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information, please visit www.FreedomWorksForAmerica.org or contact Jackie Bodnar at JBodnar@FreedomWorks.org.

http://www.freedomworks.org/content/freedomworks-america-congratulates-justin-amash-mi-3-primary-victory

Vanilluxe
08-06-2014, 05:47 AM
Congrats Amash! I'm so happy Ellis lost a fortune in a lost race! Have fun repaying those interest on top of that $1 million loan Brian Ellis, please run again and lose your house next election ;)

Bastiat's The Law
08-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Bentivolio cooked his own goose. If you are sent there by the liberty folks, you better be their champion like Amash and Massie, or no one will be excited enough for you to go knock on doors, donate or phone bank. While we may not hate you, we won't be enthusiastic about you either. The end result would be that you would be neither here or there, and a well-funded challenger will knock you off.

Very accurate statement. You only get one chance to make a first impression with the Liberty Movement. Bentivolio stumbled right out the gate and a great many never forgot it.