Yesterday, the Detroit News joined Bill in endorsing John James for U.S. Senate. John is the pro-life conservative voice we need representing Michigan in Washington. John’s leadership, experience, and values are needed now more than ever. Below are the highlights from the Detroit News’ endorsement of John. To read the entire piece, click here.
In GOP Senate primary, John James
It will be no small feat for a Republican to unseat Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this November. But of the two candidates vying to take on the task, Detroit businessman and veteran John James would be the more impressive challenger. …
James, who is 37 and African-American, offers Republicans a much-needed shot of youth and diversity. He is from Detroit and runs a business in the city, and has the potential of appealing to city voters in November, something a GOP candidate has rarely done.
James is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School and West Point. He went on to serve during Operation Iraqi Freedom, when he flew Apache helicopters. He earned a Combat Action Badge and other honors. James spent eight years in the service before returning to Michigan to become president of his family’s transportation and warehousing business, James Group International. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
James says his priorities would revolve around national security and job creation — two areas he knows well given his background. He also says he supports President Trump’s economic agenda; specifically, what the president and Congress have done to reduce the tax burden and roll back regulations.
As a veteran himself, James is passionate about wanting to ensure those who have served the country are treated with more care when they return to civilian life — and are given the resources they need to find jobs or health care. Protecting the Great Lakes and improving Michigan’s infrastructure are also high on his to-do list. …
John James brings the necessary enthusiasm and vision, and he’s a fresh candidate the Republican Party should champion.