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GOP candidate obliterates progressive critic with personal history lesson after he’s accused of ‘mooching off daddy’

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James fired back at criticism that he “mooched off his daddy” in a fiery tweet calling out his opponent and socialism.

The combat veteran, who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow for the Michigan seat, called out Abdul El-Sayed, a failed candidate in Michigan’s 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary, after he tweeted a sarcastic insult about James’ qualifications.

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“My family never asked for free stuff, just a fair shot,” James tweeted, listing off his father’s military service and his own. “We can’t allow the American Dream to be crushed by you, @Stabenow & Socialism.”

El-Sayed was reacting to a tweet by Kimberly Guilfoyle promoting an upcoming rally for James in Pontiac.

Guilfoyle, the former Fox News host who is dating the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., announced that they were “thrilled” to stump for the Senate candidate in the upcoming event which will also feature a performance by Kid Rock, who has endorsed James.

Although he won the GOP primary in August, James has trailed Stabenow 53 percent to 35 percent according to the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Detroit News-WDIV poll.

But the military veteran and Army Apache helicopter pilot has had the staunch support and campaigning efforts of President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and even Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

El-Sayed, a political activist who founded Southpaw Michigan, a political action committee created to help elect other progressive candidates in Michigan, finished second out of three Democratic candidates for governor. He was sponsored by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and 2017 Women’s March organizer and anti-Semite, Linda Sarsour.

James’ defense of his record and his family in the tweet on Tuesday inspired many supportive responses.

Frieda Powers


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