MI Republican John James announces bid, becomes highest-profile candidate in race for new House seat

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U.S. Army veteran and two-time Republican Senate candidate John James proudly announced during an interview on “Fox and Friends” Monday that he will be running for the House of Representatives in Michigan’s newly created 10th Congressional District.

He ran for the Senate in 2018 and 2020 and is the highest-profile candidate to enter the race so far. His entry into the race has Democrats scrambling to find someone to face off with him for the seat.

“I fought on the battlefield for American lives and in business for good-paying jobs that fuel livelihoods. I will continue to fight for the hardworking families in Michigan’s 10th district as today I announce my run for Congress,” James tweeted.

“When I served our country in battle and fought alongside the bravest men and women I know, we weren’t concerned with partisan and social divisions, the only thing that mattered was working together to accomplish the mission … Our community needs a congressman who is grounded in real life. A leader who will defend our Freedom, ensure good-paying jobs are available at home, and offer to extend a helping hand to our neighbors in need,” he said in a statement.

The new congressional district encompasses parts of Macomb and Oakland counties in the suburbs north of Detroit. Currently, the UVA Center for Politics is rating the district as leaning Republican according to the Associated Press. The Cook Political Report rates it as “Likely Republican.” Both are leading national nonpartisan political handicappers.

James stands an excellent chance of winning the seat. He is an Iraq veteran, a staunch conservative, and runs his family’s supply chain management firm.

The West Point graduate flew Apache helicopters in combat and led two platoons during the Iraq War. After being honorably discharged, he joined his father’s Detroit-based group of companies, James Group International Inc. He is now the CEO of Renaissance Global Logistics, which ships supplier parts to auto factories.

Many believe Republicans will sweep the midterm elections in November. Conservative candidates are expected to be overwhelmingly elected across the nation due to the Biden administration’s catastrophic policies that have caused skyrocketing inflation, supply chain breakdowns, a massive rise in crime across the country, and have brought the nation to the brink of war.

Republicans only need to gain five seats in the 435-seat chamber to win back the majority from the Democrats. Many conservatives also believe the Republicans will take the Senate, in essence ensuring that President Joe Biden is a lame-duck president during the rest of his tenure. That development would stymie Democrats’ efforts in their plans to drastically change the nation through government control.

“It’s going to be an honor to be a part of that class to flip the House and make sure that we get this country back to sanity,” James proclaimed during his interview on “Fox and Friends.”

James has previously been endorsed both times that he ran for the Senate by former President Donald Trump. His races were very close. He lost to Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow by six and a half points. Then, in the 2020 election, he lost to Democratic Sen. Gary Peters by less than two points.


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