Endorsing John James for U.S. Senate
In 2016, Michigan voted for a Republican Presidential candidate for the first time since 1988. Now, this November, we have the opportunity to elect a Republican U.S. Senator and unseat Debbie Stabenow. After eighteen years of advocating failed left-wing policies in the Senate, it is time to bring Senator Stabenow home from Washington and send her into retirement.
To this end, I will support the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, no matter who it is. However, former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young suspended his campaign yesterday, and as he stated, we need a consensus around a conservative candidate even before the August primary. I have wanted to make an endorsement prior to the primary, but I was torn between endorsing two candidates. Since one of those candidates was Young, I am left now with only one candidate who meets my standards for the primary.
That candidate is John James. He is only 36, but he brings an arsenal of real-world experience, both to the campaign and to the Senate. James is an army veteran with combat experience. He is also a businessman, serving as the President of James Group International and President & CEO of Renaissance Global Logistics.
Although he is a newcomer to the political arena, John James has shown a commitment to the principles of conservatism—Constitutional, limited government, the right to life, and the right to keep and bear arms. His conservative outsider message and personal achievements have attracted the attention of national media outlets, and he continues to gain support among conservatives.
James has already received endorsements from two of Michigan’s nine Republican Congressmen—Mike Bishop (R-Rochester Hills) and Paul Mitchell (R-Lapeer). He has also been endorsed by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida). Hopefully, he will continue to rally supporters and unify the Republican Party, even before the primary.
I am convinced that John James must be the Republican nominee. He is a solid conservative, with business and military experience. He is a fresh, young face for the Republican Party, and he can rally bipartisan support to defeat Debbie Stabenow in November. He will face an uphill battle, but with a unified Republican Party and great messaging, he can retire Debbie Stabenow and become Michigan’s next United States Senator!