Liberty-respecting Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan defeated a primary challenger put up by so-called business interests and other party insiders:
The Liberterian-minded Amash on Tuesday, Aug. 5, soundly beat Ellis, who billed himself as sort of the “anti-Amash” candidate for votes he considered out of touch with Third District voters. Countless endorsements, including the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce to Right to Life of Michigan, fell to Ellis’ side during the past few months, but it failed to carry voters to his camp.
Amash, R-Cascade Township, was up 57 to 43 percent as of 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. There were eight precincts left to report.
Amash wouldn’t take challenger Ellis’s phone call, and he was right not to do -why encourage a catspaw for the Chamber of Commerce –
“Brian Ellis, you owe my family and this community an apology,” Amash said. “You had the audacity to try to call me today after running a campaign that was called ‘the nastiest in the country.’
“I ran for office to stop people like you.”
In a stand-up fight (even a nasty one) between a liberty-oriented candidate and a tool of every insiders’ group in the community, a free-market candidate has a strong likelihood of winning.
Amash’s win is encouraging; who says there’s nothing positive in the news anymore?