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Race for the 4th District: Rep. Huizenga files paperwork, Rep. Carra drops out, Rep. Upton still undecided

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland, MI-2)

Congressman Bill Huizenga gets big endorsement from former President Donald Trump

After receiving an endorsement from former President Donald Trump, United States Representative Bill Huizenga has announced he is officially running for Congress in Michigan’s recently-redrawn 4th District.

United States Congressman and Republican Bill Huizenga, has represented Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District since first being elected back in 2011

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission however, released the new district lines in December, and Huizenga found himself slated for the newly updated 4th District, which also included fellow Republican and United States Congressman Fred Upton, who currently represents Michigan’s 6th District.

While Rep. Upton has not said whether or not he intends to run in the 4th District, on Friday, Rep. Huizenga announced he had officially filed the necessary paperwork for the Republican Primary election in August, and says, so far the support from areas he has not represented in the past has been overwhelming.

“Have no doubt, Team Huizenga is here, and we are in this thing to win it,” Huizenga said.

Earlier this month on March 11th, former President Donald Trump officially endorsed Rep. Bill Huizenga for the 4th District, stating quote:

“I am proud to be working with Bill to Make America Great Again,” Trump’s endorsement stated. “Bill Huizenga has my Complete and Total Endorsement for the newly drawn 4th Congressional District!”

The endorsement so far has been enough to scare away one potential opponent in the August primary, as last week, State Rep. Steve Carra of Three Rivers announced he was dropping out of the race.

The primary is set for August 2nd.

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