Detroit News: Our Choices for Congress
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
Source: The Detroit News
The first election after congressional districts are redrawn nearly always shakes up the delegation, and this year that is particularly true with Michigan losing a congressional district as a result of its flagging population.
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It's hard to peg Amash, whose votes often bedevil his GOP colleagues. He is as much a Libertarian as he is a Republican and has strong backing from the energetic Ron Paul wing of the party. He is a fanatic about transparency, posting and explaining every vote, and wants to pursue new ideas. He is challenged by Democrat Steve Pestka, a former state lawmaker and judge. Justin Amash
should retain his seat.