Conservatives Across Michigan Continue To Line Up Behind John James for Senate

Conservative leaders continue to rally around combat veteran and job creator John James, the only candidate that can defeat Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Livonia, MI—The John James for U.S. Senate campaign announced new endorsements from conservative members of the Michigan Legislature, local law enforcement officials, and party grassroots activists.

“He sees that he can make a difference like he has already in his private life. He sees where he can go to Washington D.C. and truly make a difference.” – Sheriff Mike Murphy, Livingston County

“I’m supporting conservative John James because he is the ONLY conservative in this race and he will put the work in to defeat liberal Senator Debbie Stabenow.” – State Rep. Pam Hornberger (32nd)

“John James is the only conservative running for US Senate, which is why all the conservative leaders are backing John James and not Sandy Pensler,” campaign manager Tori Sachs said. “These conservative leaders know that John James and his message of economic opportunity and national security can defeat obstructionist Senator Debbie Stabenow and bring true conservative principles to Washington for the people of Michigan.”


New State Legislator Endorsements
State Rep. Pam Hornberger (32nd)
State Rep. Pete Lucido (36th)
State Rep. John Bizon (62nd)
State Rep. Beth Griffin (66th)
State Rep. Sue Allor (106th)

Sheriff Endorsements
Sheriff Michael Borkovich, Leelanau County
Sheriff Mike Murphy, Livingston County
Sheriff Tim Donnellon, St. Clair County
Sheriff Howie Hanft, Ogemaw County
Former Sheriff Bob Bezotte, Livingston County

Mayor Endorsements
Mayor Michael Taylor, Sterling Heights
Mayor Bob Gatt, Novi

Congressional District Chairs
Jesse Osmer, 1st Congressional District Chair
Judy Rapanos, 4th Congressional District Chair
Norm Shinkle, 8th Congressional District Chair

Republican Conservative Groups
The Genesee County Republican Party
The Troy Republican Committee
The Michigan Republican Assembly

“I am honored to have the support of 35 conservative leaders in the Michigan legislature, local law enforcement officials, and conservative leaders from around the state,” James said. “Their support, along with Right to Life, Senate Conservatives Fund, and the American Conservative Union is further proof that I am the sole conservative in this race and I look forward to bringing our conservative principles to the floor of the US Senate.”

Today’s announcement follows the endorsement of 30 conservative state legislators in backing James, the only conservative candidate in the race.

John James is a pro-business, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment conservative who, at 17, made the decision to serve his country.  After graduating from West Point in 2004, he became a Ranger-qualified aviation officer.  John went on to serve with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom where he logged over 750 combat flight hours while leading two Apache platoons.

After eight years of service to the nation, John James returned to Michigan to work in the family business: James Group International. Currently its President, James has led the company from $35 million to $137 million in revenue while creating 100 additional jobs in Michigan and around the country since 2012.

John James is the sole conservative in the 2018 Michigan US Senate Race with, in addition to 35 conservative legislators, the exclusive endorsement of Right to Life, Senate Conservatives Fund, American Conservative Union (hosts of CPAC), the Family Research Council and the Susan B. Anthony List. James also has the endorsement of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Agriculture Icon Wayne Wood. They join previous endorsements including ABC of Michigan, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Congressman Paul Mitchell, Congressman Mike Bishop, Ambassador John Bolton, Sen. Marco Rubio, former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, Kid Rock and many others.

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