Trump-backed John Gibbs is expected to upset Republican Peter Major (R-MI), who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
Meijer was one of three Republicans impeached in Tuesday’s vote and the sixth person to leave Congress after voting to impeach Trump. expected Early Wednesday morning, David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report reported a loss to Gibbs with 44 percent of the vote. Gibb’s projected victory was a losing upset.
Meijer’s voting record may have played a big role in his defeat. Major was reprimanded by the Republican Calhoun County Executive Committee following a 2021 vote to impeach Trump. The heir to his family’s vast business fortune, Mayer also voted for the agency in 2021 to increase “cheap blue-collar immigrants to jobs for residents of rural America,” Breitbart News reported. In June, the congressman backed President Joe Biden’s gun control legislation.
Meijer is the second Republican to vote for impeachment to lose the primary (four others have opted to retire).No realistic primary path #WYAL Rep. Liz Cheney (R), by 2023, the House will have up to 3/10 rupees in favor of impeachment.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 3, 2022
Gibbs, 43, who served as a political appointee to the Housing and Urban Development Agency in Trump’s White House, positioned himself as the nation’s No. 1 Republican in the primary. “There’s some low-level civil war going on in our party right now,” Gibbs explained Monday. “The feeling for most voters is that the party is moving in a direction that no longer represents what ordinary people want.”
Gibbs attended Stanford University and after Apple developed the iPhone in Silicon Valley. He also served as a Christian missionary in Japan for seven years. After earning a master’s degree at Harvard, he went to work in the Trump administration.
— John Gibbs of MI-3 (@votejohngibbs) August 3, 2022
Gibbs’ campaign has been questioned by a flood of funding from pro-Majer groups outside Michigan. A group backed by Major’s wealthy family donated $1.4 million to beat Gibbs.
Major’s campaign spending also dwarfs Gibbs. The incumbent spent more than $2 million to defeat the challenger, while Gibbs’ campaign spent about $335,000 in total.
Ironically, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) also supported Gibb’s campaign, donating a $425,000 TV ad in the Grand Rapids area. “The ad is a false attack on Gibbs, which many on both sides see as a move to promote his name among Trump’s supporters,” Detroit News report. “It claimed Gibbs was ‘too conservative’ for West Michigan, but also said he was Trump’s ‘handpicked’ to run for Congress, worked in his administration, and will pursue Trump’s policies while in office. .”
Gibbs will now face radical Democrat Hillary Schulten. Former Justice Department Attorney Scholten campaign On platforms like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). According to her campaign website, she supports gun control, federalizing local elections, spending heavily during Biden’s 40 years of high inflation, expanding unions in government departments and expanding Obamacare.
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