View Full Version : Politico: Justin Amash beats back primary challenge

08-05-2014, 09:08 PM
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.

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Updated returns...

65.9% Reporting

Winner J. Amash (i) 56.8% 27,652
B. Ellis 43.2% 21,069