Brian Ellis

7:36 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Truth Squad Calls Fouls on Both Sides in Amash-Ellis Primary

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Analysis finds ads on both sides over reach in criticizing opponent
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
This West Michigan primary contest for the U.S. Congress' 3rd District seat pits two-term tea party favorite and libertarian Justin Amash against East Grand Rapids financial consultant Brian Ellis, who has backing from many business leaders and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
Election 2014
8:52 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

In Congressional Primary, Amash, Ellis Have Big Differences

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Congressman Justin Amash faces a primary challenge this summer. The Republican incumbent is seeking another two year term representing Battle Creek and Grand Rapids in the U.S. House. His Republican opponent, businessman Brian Ellis of East Grand Rapids, says the congressman is out of step with his district. 

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7:03 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Lack of Outside Money Notable in Final Stretch of Amash-Ellis Race

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Polls have shown the incumbent Congressman with a large lead over his Republican primary opponent
WASHINGTON - If a lack of significant outside money coming into the race is any indication, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of west Michigan may be coasting to the win he expects in next week's primary. Key endorsements have been piling up for Amash's challenger, Grand Rapids businessman Brian Ellis, from powerful pro-Republican forces alienated by the two-term incumbent's voting record.
10:19 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Politico: Amash Not Sweating His Primary

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Amash's GOP challenger, businessman Brian Ellis, trails significantly in recent polls.
BYRON CENTER, Mich. - Rep. Justin Amash was supposed to be the next big target of the establishment wing of the Republican Party, sweating all the way to the finish line. Instead, campaigning just two weeks before his primary, Amash seemed almost carefree. “Things are going great,” he said after a parade this weekend in this Grand...
Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 21, 2014

WSW: Politcal Spying, Bumbling and Fundraising

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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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