It took a bit of time, but Justin Amash’s campaign for Congress in District 3 (Grand Rapids area) is picking up steam. Yesterday he added an endorsement from Congressman Ron Paul and today he gained the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus (receiving support from both the Michigan RLC and the RLC National Board).
Justin Amash has been a formal member of the Republican Liberty caucus since 2007. He is running for an open seat in Congress, as Congressman Vern Ehlers decided to retire. It’s possible that his challenge to the moderate Ehlers from the right resulted in the longtime Congressman calling it quits.
Now Congressman Ehlers has endorsed one of Amash’s four opponents, but he has no fear. “I wouldn’t expect Ehlers to endorse a candidacy like mine — which is committed to less spending, limited government and free markets,” he said in response.
In the August primary, Justin Amash will face four others, including a former State Senator and a former County Commissioner.
Amash is a first-term State Representative who has championed efficient, common sense, limited government. He’s a husband, father and attorney.
Representative Amash publishes his votes on his Facebook page so residents can get the inside scoop of the inner workings of the legislature in Lansing. He’ll do the same as a Representative in Congress
According to Congressman Ron Paul, “Justin Amash in one of the most principled young leaders I have seen in a generation. Justin will do the work to fight for lower taxes and spending and for more freedom in Washington. We need people like Justin voting with me in Congress.”
National Vice Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus Aaron Biterman is excited about Amash’s campaign, saying “Americans who are concerned about an ever-expanding government and the growing debt need to cast their votes for Justin Amash or donate directly to his campaign as I have.”