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jct74
11-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Election 2014: Rep. Justin Amash wins 3rd term, applauds civil race with challenger Bob Goodrich

By Andrew Krietz
on November 04, 2014 at 11:56 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Justin Amash handily beat Democratic challenger Bob Goodrich to secure his seat in Congress for a third term.

Amash, a Republican from Cascade Township, established a Libertarian reputation during his first two terms and has been a staunch defender of civil liberties and the U.S. Constitution.

Movie theater owner Goodrich waged a campaign to unseat the congressman, but admitted it likely would be too steep of a challenge in a district with a Republican lean.

As predicted, Amash held a commanding lead over Goodrich for most of the evening Tuesday, Nov. 4. He was up 58 to 39 percent as of 11:30 p.m. About 15 percent of precincts had yet to report.

The re-elected congressman offered an olive branch to Goodrich in his victory speech to supporters at downtown Grand Rapids' Peppino's restaurant — a 180-degree turn in tone compared to his fiery primary speech with then-challenger Brian Ellis.

"It was a civil campaign," said Amash of Goodrich. "He cares a lot about civil liberties issues, I know he's been involved in the local ACLU.

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Amash
58%
125,141
Goodrich
39%
84,308


99% reporting

http://www.cnn.com/election/2014/results/state/MI/house

Acala
11-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Excellent!

Carlybee
11-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Congrats!

luctor-et-emergo
11-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Good, he is hard to replace.