Former U.S. Senate Candidate Launches PAC to Help Elect Republicans in 2022

A Republican former U.S. Senate candidate from Michigan is launching a Political Action Committee (PAC) with the goal of helping other GOP candidates get elected in 2022.

John James is a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran and businessman who ran twice for U.S. Senate in Michigan. In 2020, he was barely edged out by incumbent Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) by a 49.6 percent to 48.5 percent margin. 

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Democratic Sen Gary Peters Wins Reelection in Michigan

Michigan Democratic Sen. Gary Peters won a second term Wednesday, multiple outlets reported.

Peters beat GOP challenger John James, a businessman and former Air Force pilot, by just 1.1 points, leading 49.6% to 48.5% when the race was called. Though the state was viewed as one of Republicans’ only senate pickup opportunities this cycle, most forecasts predicted Peters to win.

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Trump Touts Economic Recovery After Vaccine and Law and Order at Lansing Rally

Seven days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump visited Lansing — the capital of a major battleground state and the home turf of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Hundreds of Michiganders lined up at the Capital Region International Airport starting about 8 a.m. Tuesday waiting in 32-degree weather and rain for seven hours until Trump started talking about 3 p.m.

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GOP Challenger John James Running Neck-and-Neck with Gary Peters, Recent Poll Shows

John James, the Republican senatorial candidate from Michigan, has pulled within one point of incumbent Democratic Sen. Gary Peters, according to a New York Times/Sienna College poll released Monday.

Peters leads James 43-42 among likely voters in the state, the poll’s crosstabs show. The poll shows a significant jump in support for James, who trailed Peters 41-31 in a similar NYT poll from June and lost to Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the state’s senior senator, two years ago.

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Democratic PAC Supporting Gary Peters Criticized for Taking $1 Million from UAW

A Democratic PAC that has spent millions attacking Republican Senate candidate John James took donations from the United Auto Workers (UAW), whose former president pleaded guilty to embezzlement last week.

Former UAW President Gary Jones pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million in union dues in addition to charges of racketeering and tax evasion. He is one of 14 former UAW officials convicted in an ongoing federal corruption investigation.

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Gary Peters Ad a ‘Rip Off’ of John James’ Campaign Slogan

Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) aired his first ad of the campaign Saturday, which uses a line straight out of his opponent’s playbook.

The minute-long ad first aired Saturday during the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game and features Peters’ wife, Colleen, discussing her husband’s military service.

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Whitmer Approval Rating Drops, James in Dead Heat with Peters in New Michigan Poll

A new survey of Michigan voters found that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s approval rating has dropped by more than seven percentage points since June.

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John James: ‘Our Hope Isn’t in Washington, D.C., It’s in Heaven Above’

Michigan Senate candidate John James spoke at length about his Christian faith during President Donald Trump’s “Merry Christmas Rally” in Battle Creek, Michigan, repeatedly urging the audience not to put their hope in the federal government.

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Michigan Dems Launch Website to Expose ‘Far-Right Statements’ of John James

The Michigan Democratic Party recently launched a new website for the exclusive purpose of exposing Republican Senate candidate John James’ “far-right statements and positions.”

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Poll Shows John James and Gary Peters in ‘Virtual Tie’ After Republican Hauls in $3 Million

A new poll from the Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group shows Sen. Gary Peters in a close race with Republican candidate John James, who lost to Sen. Debbie Stabenow by six percentage points in the 2018 midterms.

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Michigan’s U.S. Sen. Gary Peters Believes Challenger John James Will be Hurt by Endorsement of President Donald Trump, Who Won the State in 2016

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) must believe Michigan is not Trump territory, as he believes that the president’s endorsement of John James will hurt the military veteran-turned Republican candidate’s chances.

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