Michigan Republican John James allowed the Wolverine State Senate race to Sen. Gary PetersGary PetersChange changes at major cyber agencies raise national security concerns Hillicon Valley: Peters criticizes lack of investment in health cybersecurity | Apple Protects Data Protection Delay | Groups of children warn Parler Peters and criticize Trump for not acting after cyber-attacks on hospitals – MORE COVID-19 researchers (D) after state officials have verified the results of the presidential and senate competition.
James, who had been unwilling to let the race in for weeks after being invited to the race for Peters on November 4, recognized that the GOP-led Canvassers state board had confirmed the result of the election and congratulated the opponent.
“The results of the elections were confirmed yesterday. I am pleased that the Canvassers Board, chaired by Norm Shinkle, has asked the legislature to conduct a top-down election law review. But it’s too late for me. While I look forward to participating in ensuring a reasonable franchise and integrity in our near future elections, today is my chance to congratulate Senate Gary Peters. , ”He said in a video statement.
James ’concession marks the second defeat he suffered in the Senate race after unsuccessfully challenging Sen in 2018. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowSenate Democrats re-elect Schumer as leader by exclamation. Bottom line Peters tackles the challenge in the Michigan Senate race (D).
The Michigan Republican, a former Army combat veteran and businessman, was one of the GOP’s top recruiters and at one point President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden’s team wants to understand Trump’s efforts to “evacuate government agencies” to transform Trump’s judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump’s ban on transgender people causes concrete harm “, says study | China objects to US Admiral’s visit to Taiwan MORE he believed he would touch him as the ambassador of the United Nations.
The Wolverine State Senate race provided an outstanding attack opportunity for the GOP, with outside groups spending millions to knock down the first-term incumbent. However, James faced a flood of democratic spending as the party not only wanted to protect Peters but also made Michigan a top priority in the presidential race.
James refused to allow Peters amid false allegations of voter fraud and irregularities and during court trials of Republican lawsuits. But these efforts suffered a fatal blow after the election results were verified.
James indicated that after his defeat below 2 points, he would continue to support political affairs.
“Michigan, the battle for the Senate chair in 2020 is over, but the battle for the future of this great country will never end, and I will never retreat from this battlefield, and neither should you. “Giving up” isn’t a Ranger word, and I know resignation isn’t in your DNA, ”he said. “Too many people hurt. Too much work. There is too much left. “
Republicans could hardly wait to see what James would do, indicating that his loss could not mean the end of support for the GOP.
“John James’s sacrifice and selflessness inspired millions of Michiganders. His experience as a military veteran and store manager makes him a man Michigan needs to fight for us. I would like to congratulate my friend John on an extremely tough campaign. Said Laura Cox, president of the Republic of Michigan Party. “John has ranked himself among the stars in the Republican Party, and I know I’m speaking for every Republican when I say we can’t wait to see what happens next to John James.”