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Trump-endorsed Gibbs defeats Rep. Peter Meijer in Michigan’s 3rd District GOP Primary

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Early Wednesday morning, U.S. Representative Peter Meijer congratulated challenger John Gibbs for his victory in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District GOP Primary

At 1:35am with 50-percent of votes reported, U.S. Representative Peter Meijer concluded it was time to concede the race.

“This is an earthquake to the entire nation saying power to the people. We can’t be bought.”

Republican challenger John Gibbs explained the message his victory sends.

“We hit every single city and township in our district. We were out there meeting people. We were out there just really, really deeply engaging with the community and it made a really big difference. And that has a certain power that money cannot buy. That face-to-face contact.”

The Trump-endorsed Gibbs campaign received a congratulatory phone call from the former President.

Meijer was one of 10 Republicans voting to impeach former President Donald Trump.

The Grand Rapids Republican congratulated Gibbs and issued this statement, "I'm proud to have delivered critical resources to communities throughout our district. And I'm proud to have remained true to my principles, even when doing so came at a significant political cost.”

John Gibbs will face Grand Rapids Democrat Hillary Scholten in the November election.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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