Thursday, June 06, 2019
Republican John James announced another campaign for Senate in Michigan Thursday, setting up a major clash with first-term Democratic Sen. Gary Peters.
James, a veteran and businessman, ran for Senate in 2018, losing by 7 percentage points to Sen. Debbie Stabenow. But Senate Republicans have eagerly recruited him to run again, believing his proven fundraising ability and a full campaign cycle to run would make him even more competitive this time around.
Republicans are mostly on defense next year as they seek to protect their 53-47 Senate majority, and putting Michigan in play would be a critical boost, giving them another offensive opportunity, along with Alabama, to cushion their control of the chamber.
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