(FeaturedNews.com) – Former U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., who was one of the ten House Republicans to have voted in favor of former President Donald Trump being impeached in connection to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, is going to be running for the vacant Senate seat in his state.
On Monday morning, Meijer announced his campaign in a statement where he said that after praying with his wife about the race and about the best way in which they can serve the country, they decided that he has the best possible chance of winning back this Senate seat for the GOP as well as for fighting for a “conservative future.”
He added that this was an “uncertain” and dark time but that in the past, they have managed to make it “through worse.” He noted that while the challenges they were facing were “great,” so was the country. He continued by arguing that if what they were looking for was another “great American century,” then it was necessary for them to have leaders who were unafraid and could not be “bought.”
Meijer had previously lost the GOP primary in 2022 to former Trump administration official John Gibbs. House Democrats in their efforts to retain control of the House of Representatives had worked to elevate polarizing candidates in the midterm election in swing districts.
Gibbs was unsuccessful in his bid for the House seat and lost to Rep. Hillary Scholten, D-Mich. Senate Republicans are now looking to win the Senate seat after Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced that she would not be trying to win re-election.
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