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Republican John James Closes in On Michigan's Sen. Stabenow

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By Thursday, 25 October 2018 03:43 PM Current | Bio | Archive

In what were clearly the most unexpected poll results of any election anywhere this week, a EPIC/MRA Detroit News poll Thursday showed businessman and first-time candidate John James within single digits of Michigan’s three-term Democrat Debbie Stabenow.

According to the poll, James, West Point graduate and Detroit businessman, trails Stabenow by 49 to 42 percent among likely voters statewide.  The margin of error was 4.0 percent.

These figures become even more dramatic when one looks at those EPIC/MRA found a month ago: Stabenow over James by a whopping 56 to 33 percent.

But given polls showing President Donald Trump’s popularity on the rise in the Wolverine State and the general increase in Republican enthusiasm over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, James was clearly the beneficiary.

“And let’s give John some credit as well,” Norm Shinkle, Republican Chairman of the 8th District Republican, told Newsmax, “He’s a dynamic speaker, an unabashed conservative, and he’s excited the conservative base here like no one since Sarah Palin made her acceptance speech at the ’08 Republican National Convention.”

Asked if James can expand that appeal to more moderate Michigan residents, Shinkle told us: “Absolutel y— if they meet him.”  In the last quarterly period, James raised more than $2 million and clearly needs a lot more than that to have a chance at the well-funded Stabenow.

Should James emerge triumphant, he will join South Carolina’s Tim Scott as one of two Republican U.S. Senators who happen to be black.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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In what were clearly the most unexpected poll results of any election anywhere this week, a EPIC/MRA Detroit News poll Thursday showed businessman and first-time candidate John James within single digits of Michigan’s three-term Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
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