John James

New: John James establishes joint legal fund with RNC

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — Losing U.S. Senate candidate John James created a new joint legal fund with the Republican National Committee on Monday, the latest sign that challenges to the election will be a wholesale GOP strategy, rather than the whims of a president who won’t accept he lost. James, a Farmington Hills Republican who has now […]

James still won’t concede to Peters, advisers raise election 18 years ago

BY: - November 9, 2020

As the Advance and major outlets have all reported, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) defeated Republican John James for U.S. Senate. However, James refuses to concede. Peters, a freshman first elected in 2014, had 2,721,207 votes, or 49.83% in unofficial Secretary of State returns. James, who also lost his 2018 election against U.S. Sen. […]

Fight for Senate control could come down to 2 runoff elections

BY: - November 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Control of the U.S. Senate may depend on two runoff races in Georgia, where the outcome won’t be known until early January — opening the door to a fresh round of massive campaign spending in the Peach State. That comes as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has taken a 1,097-vote lead against President […]

Peters, Slotkin, Meijer win in close contests

BY: - November 5, 2020

Following a roller coaster of a day in which the political fates of several Democrats and Republicans running in Michigan shifted frequently, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) have won reelection. There were several competitive congressional races in Michigan, and the delegation looks like it will end up with […]

Dems struggle for U.S. Senate control after failing to oust GOP incumbents

BY: and - November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrats gained at least one Republican-held seat in the U.S. Senate, but also lost a seat of their own and were unable to defeat several GOP incumbents in the elections, ending up early Wednesday with an increasingly challenging path to wresting control of the chamber away from Republicans. The initial results showed a […]

Michigan’s U.S. Senate race clocks in at 5th most expensive in the country

BY: and - October 30, 2020

As control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance, spending on key races is shattering records. Here’s a roundup of where fundraising stands in the top 13 Senate races in the 2020 cycle: 1. South Carolina total: $174.4 million (R) Sen. Lindsey Graham raised $66.8 million; spent $60 million (D) Jamie Harrison raised $107.5 million, […]

Updated: Trump repeatedly attacks Whitmer during rally in governor’s hometown

BY: - October 27, 2020

Updated, 10:52 p.m., 10/27/20 President Donald Trump attacked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer four times during a rally in Lansing on Tuesday, relying on false claims about the state of Michigan being “locked up like a prison.” “Your governor is a disaster. They’ve got to open up this state,” Trump said. “And she’s got to keep her […]

Peters, Stabenow vote no on Barrett SCOTUS nomination

BY: - October 27, 2020

Conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett was, as expected, confirmed Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court in a mostly party-line 52-48 vote, with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) crossing over to vote no. President Trump held a ceremonial swearing-in event for Barrett at the White House Monday evening, eight days before the Nov. 3 election. Her […]

Peters, James clash on health care, racial justice in high-spending, high-stakes Senate race

BY: - October 25, 2020

As Election Day approaches, Michigan’s U.S. Senate race has become one of the most closely watched in the nation, as it could be the key to which party controls the body in January. The battle between U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and GOP nominee John James also has shattered fundraising records, as total spending […]

Pence touts Barrett, James at Oakland County stop

BY: - October 22, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Oakland County Thursday afternoon to stump for President Donald Trump 12 days before the general election. Pence touted Trump’s economic policies, support for law enforcement, his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and gave a number of nods to GOP U.S. Senate nominee John James during his […]

Trump attacks Whitmer after foiled murder plot, prompts ‘Lock her up’ cries at Muskegon rally 

BY: - October 17, 2020

President Donald Trump made a Saturday stop in Muskegon for a reelection rally, where he repeated a number of his favorite claims, including one that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is keeping the state locked down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Trump took his usual jabs at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — including claiming that he will […]

Biden pumps up Peters, ACA during Southfield swing

BY: - October 16, 2020

With T-minus 18 days until the Nov. 3 general election, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden headed to Michigan Friday for two events. He was joined by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) in Southfield, a suburb of Detroit. Peters, who is running for reelection to the […]