Republican launches primary challenge to Amash

6:41 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Republican launches primary challenge to Amash

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Business owner Brian Ellis says Grand Rapids Republican has "turned his back on our conservative principles"
Washington U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a young libertarian lawmaker, will face a Republican primary challenger in August who argues Amashs independent streak has put him out of touch with his West Michigan constituents. Brian Ellis, owner of an investment advisory firm and East Grand Rapids School Board member, announced Tuesday he will challenge Amash for the 3rd Congressional District seat.