Brian Ellis

Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 21, 2014

WSW: Politcal Spying, Bumbling and Fundraising

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WestSouthwest with Zach Gorchow


Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says it's typical for politicians to spy on each other. But he's never seen one side as clumsy at it as the Republicans have been this year. 

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6:30 am
Fri July 18, 2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Challenger Ellis Over Incumbent Amash in Republican Primary

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Michigan Chamber and Right to Life of Michigan have also endorsed Ellis
WASHINGTON - Businessman Brian Ellis - who is challenging U.S. Rep. Justin Amash in a west Michigan congressional district in the Aug. 5 Republican primary - picked up another big endorsement today: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Free Press often does not report endorsements but Ellis has picked up an impressive string of backers from well-known conservative-leaning groups recently.
6:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Candidates Use Own Money to Boost Fundraising Totals

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Third Congressional District challenger Brian Ellis is among those who have made substantial loans to his own campaign
LANSING, MI - The candidates who top the amount of money in contributions are also those who put significant amounts of their own money into their bids. That's according to campaign finance reports were due for federal elections late Tuesday. In several top Republican primaries, there were several candidates who donated large amounts of money to their election bids.
8:45 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

New Poll Shows Amash Maintaining Lead over Ellis in Congressional Primary

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Survey by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National similar to other independent polls of race
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - With three weeks to go before the August primary, challenger Brian Ellis faces an upward battle against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, should new poll numbers verify. The poll, conducted by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National, shows 47 percent of likely primary voters would choose Amash, while about 24 percent would back Ellis - a 23 point lead.
6:37 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Former Congressman Hoekstra Backs Challenger Ellis over Incumbent Amash in Republican Primary

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Ellis has backing of Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Right to Life of Michigan in his bid to defeat Amash in Republican primary
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has said he'll back U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's opponent in the upcoming August primary. Hoekstra is endorsing local businessman Brian Ellis in the Third District race.