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10-18-2016, 09:23 PM
Rep. Justin Amash and challengers wage low-key campaigns

By Jim Harger
October 10, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Incumbent U.S. Rep. Justin Amash and his Democratic challenger, Douglas M. Smith Jr., are running low-key campaigns in the race for Michigan's 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

While they have tentatively scheduled a debate for Oct. 27, they have not yet settled on a time and place. With a month before the election, neither candidate has sent out extensive campaign mailings nor widely distributed yard signs.

Smith, a sheet metal worker who is making his first run for public office, said his top priority is getting big money out of politics. Leading by example, the Belmont resident is spending almost no money on his campaign.

"Our top priority is to get big money out of politics. I intend to portray that through my actions as well," Smith told Mlive.com and The Grand Rapids Press.

Federal campaign finance records showed Smith's campaign had $1,160 on hand by June 30 after collecting $8,157 while spending less than $7,000.

By contrast, Amash's campaign reported having $314,312 on hand after collecting $561,182 in contributions and spending $532, 697 in the previous 18 months.


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10-18-2016, 09:37 PM
Amash is finally safe as the neocons have finally given up on knocking him off. Cheers!
Thx Hillary? And the rest..