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Peter Meijer, heir to grocery chain fortune,
to take on Justin Amash

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Posted By: tisHimself, 7/4/2019 8:42:06 AM

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, who has already come under fire in his party for being the first House Republican to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment, has gotten a new opponent with a well-known name. On Wednesday, 31-year-old Peter Meijer, whose last name is synonymous with the grocery store chain started by his grandfather Frederik Meijer, announced he is running for the Republican nomination to the seat currently held by Amash in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: janjan 7/4/2019 8:49:20 AM (No. 113858)
This is my district and he will definitely get my vote.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 7/4/2019 9:02:27 AM (No. 113880)
Amash beclowned himself-even Crazy Auntie Maxine has stopped yipping and yelping for impeachment. Amash is a schmuck.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 7/4/2019 9:08:28 AM (No. 113888)
he reacted because he has business interests in China, doesn't like the tariffs. I think he should MOVE to China. I do not like businesses who move their manufacturing to China. Any I become aware of, where I have a choice, I will buy American rather than 'made in China'. And I do distinguish between China and Taiwan. IMO, Taiwan are still on the right side.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: qr4j 7/4/2019 9:34:57 AM (No. 113939)
If this guy is half as good as the store his grandfather founded, he’d be an excellent choice for Congress. I shop Meijer all the time. Love it!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jacksin5 7/4/2019 9:45:54 AM (No. 113961)
As an Independent, Amash will split the Dem ticket. Meijer should win handily.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: dbdiva 7/4/2019 9:56:03 AM (No. 113975)
"While Amash has not ruled out a possible run for President"????? Seriously is that comedy gold or what?? Thanks for that bit of levity; the news today is more depressing than usual and I needed a laugh!! Run, Justin, please
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Quigley 7/4/2019 10:47:37 AM (No. 114028)
Too late. Amash has already cut and run.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Vaquero45 7/4/2019 12:07:55 PM (No. 114116)
Everybody in Michigan has been to a Meijer’s. They love ‘em. This guy will win in a landslide.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bmoc 7/4/2019 12:36:28 PM (No. 114143)
Exactly #8. I knew his grandfather, Fred very well. Grand Rapids and most of Michigan is Meijer country. Amash wouldn't stand a chance... which is why he has now become "independent." Of what, he ain't sayin'.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ramona 7/4/2019 12:36:51 PM (No. 114144)
Oh, Meijer's - the one thing I miss from Ann Arbor! Middle of the night, I could take my shoes to the cobbler there, buy inexpensive clothes, get groceries and household goods. Amazing!! Best wishes to Peter. Ramona (the Pest)
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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 7/4/2019 12:39:11 PM (No. 114146)
Now he tells us that he is just Rep. Justin Amash (? - Cascade Township). Soon to be unemployed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: coldoc 7/4/2019 1:02:29 PM (No. 114174)
Amash acts like jeff the flake was his career counselor.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Luandir 7/4/2019 1:12:57 PM (No. 114186)
This explains the timing of Amash's announcement.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 7/4/2019 1:59:37 PM (No. 114217)
So if Meijer is rolling in it bribes won’t work. Good.
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