16/07/2024

Before learn

Before we learn

Gibbs holds narrow lead over Meijer in Michigan GOP race for Congress

Gibbs holds narrow lead over Meijer in Michigan GOP race for Congress

Grand Rapids — John Gibbs, the Trump-endorsed challenger to U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, held a slim lead in the nationally watched results of west Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District race.

A political appointee in former President Donald Trump’s Housing and Urban Enhancement agency, Gibbs has pitched himself as an ultra-conservative replacement for incumbent Meijer of Grand Rapids Township, who was a person of 10 Home Republicans to impeach then-President Donald Trump immediately after the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot. 

Gibbs experienced about 51% of the vote to Meijer’s 49% with about 54% of precincts reporting.

If Gibbs prevails, he will deal with a common election in a district President Joe Biden won in 2020 and that has been determined as one of the couple districts Democrats may be capable of flipping in a challenging election yr.