August 6, 2014 by History in a Hurry
Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan — a Syrian-American, Orthodox Christian, and Ron Paul Republican — trounced his slimeball Republican challenger in the primary last night. Thank you, Michigan!
Justin Amash’s absolutely amazing victory speech
Politicians who win campaigns, no matter how dirty, will almost always kiss and make up with their political opponents in their election-night speeches.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), of course, is not your average politician.
After defeating a Chamber of Commerce-backed candidate in his primary by 14 percentage points on Tuesday, the Ron Paul ally set about settling a few scores.Former congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who backed challenger Brian Ellis? “You are a disgrace. And I’m glad we could hand you one more loss before you fade into total obscurity and irrelevance.” (Hoekstra lost the state’s 2012 Senate race — and in the 2010 gubernatorial primary.)
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