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July 27, 2018
Trump Makes Primary Endorsement In Battleground Senate Race
By 1600 Staff
President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed John James in Michigan’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
.@JohnJamesMI, who is running in the Republican Primary in the great state of Michigan, is SPECTACULAR! Vote on August 7th. Rarely have I seen a candidate with such great potential. West Point graduate, successful businessman and a African American leader…
The 37-year-old African-American business executive and Iraq War helicopter pilot is running against detergent manufacturer Sandy Pensler in the Aug. 7 contest. The winner will advance to face third-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November.
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“I want to help the president create more economic opportunity, secure our borders and strengthen our national security. From the battlefield to the boardroom, I have the experience to get the job done for Michigan,” James said in a statement.
Both candidates have said they support Trump and have defended his trade and tariff policies, which Detroit-based automakers and other businesses say are hurting them. James and a super PAC backing him have run TV ads criticizing Pensler for not liking Trump’s “style” and saying that he cannot speak at a “fourth-grade level” like Trump. Pensler has said the remarks were taken “completely” out of context and he was defending the president by complimenting his simple, succinct communication skills.
President Trump weighed in ahead of the Michigan Republican primary in August, as James overtook Pensler in a recent poll. The 37 year old veteran is a staunch supporter of President Trump, looks to take on longtime Democrat incumbent in a critical race to maintain Republican control of the Senate. The president endorsed James Friday in a series of tweets, giving him the boost he needs to win in August.