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All six Michigan congressional Republicans endorse Trump for 2024

By: - July 11, 2023 1:59 pm

GOP congressional nominee John James speaks at a Macomb County Trump rally, Oct. 1, 2022 | Laina G. Stebbins

All six of Michigan’s congressional Republicans have endorsed former President Donald Trump for another term in the White House, according to a statement released by Trump’s campaign on Tuesday.

“President Donald J. Trump is honored to receive endorsements from the entire Republican Congressional Delegation from Michigan,” read the announcement.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of his supporters at the NRA Convention on April 14, 2023. (Whitney Downard/Indiana Capital Chronicle)

The campaign said the “2024 Michigan federal leadership team” would feature U.S. Reps. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet), Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland), John James (R-Shelby Twp.), Lisa McClain (R-Bruce Twp.), John Moolenaar (R-Midland) and Tim Walberg (R-Tipton). 

Michigan’s remaining seven U.S. House seats are held by Democrats, as are its two U.S. Senate seats.

The GOP representatives said they were “proud” to announce their full endorsement.

“Under the Trump presidency, America was prosperous, the economy was strong, the world was a safer place, and Michiganders were better off,” said the statement. “President Trump has proven he has the ability to deliver results on Day One and also the ability to win in key battleground states like Michigan, being the only Republican to win a Presidential race here since 1988.”

Trump’s 2016 win in Michigan over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was by less than 11,000 votes. He lost the state in 2020 to Joe Biden by more than 154,000 votes. Trump continues to falsely claim he won that election. 

Trump’s slate of endorsed 2022 GOP candidates for statewide office — Tudor Dixon for governor, Matt DePerno for attorney general and Kristina Karamo for secretary of state, who are all election deniers — was defeated in November. Democrats also won majorities in both the state House and Senate for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The twice-impeached Trump is under indictment on more than 70 felony counts in separate state and federal investigations.


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Jon King
Jon King

Jon King is the Senior Reporter for the Michigan Advance and has been a journalist for more than 35 years. He is the Past President of the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors Association and has been recognized for excellence numerous times, most recently in 2022 with the Best Investigative Story by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Cleary University. Jon and his family live in Howell.