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10-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Editorial: Voters should send Rep. Justin Amash back to Washington

By The Grand Rapids Press Editorial Board
on October 19, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Editor's note: The following reflects the opinion of The Grand Rapids Press editorial board.

Voters should send U.S. Rep. Justin Amash back to Washington for a third term.

Amash, R-Cascade Township, is running for re-election against Democrat Bob Goodrich, who owns the Kentwood-based Goodrich Quality Theaters.

In this race, there is no contest. Goodrich showed a vague grasp on issues, ran a weak campaign and failed to demonstrate he is the better candidate to represent Michiganís Third Congressional District.

Amash, by contrast, has shown that he has begun maturing in his role. He has a far better handle on Washington politics, dysfunctional though they may be.

In his first two terms, Amash has made a name for himself as a maverick libertarian unafraid of bucking party leadership.


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