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Brian Ellis announces primary challenge against Justin Amash, says he's running because Justin abandoned conservative principles

New primary challenger to take on Rep. Justin Amash

By LINDSEY SMITH
TUE OCTOBER 8, 2013

This morning, Grand Rapids businessman Brian Ellis told supporters he’s challenging Congressman Justin Amash (R-Grand Rapids) because Amash “has failed to advance a conservative agenda.”

“This race is about a district that expects and deserves to be represented by a true social and fiscal conservative” Ellis said.

It only took thirty seconds for Ellis to mention his rival.

“I’m standing here today because I have very different views from Justin Amash,” Ellis said.

It turns out Ellis and Amash have some similar views. They both are not fans of the new health care law, both think the federal government needs to get its spending under control, and they’re both pro-life.

But Ellis says Amash doesn’t vote like the principled conservative he claims to be.

“Well anybody can say, like Justin, that he’s conservative, but he has a voting record and it doesn’t line up,” Ellis explained to reporters after his announcement.

more:
http://michiganradio.org/post/new-primary-challenger-take-re...

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press release from Ellis earlier today:

Conservative Republican Brian Ellis Announces Candidacy for U.S. House

Congressman Amash Turned Back on Conservative Principles

Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

Conservative Republican Brian Ellis today announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

“Congressman Justin Amash has turned his back on our conservative principles by voting against the Paul Ryan Budget that would cut spending by $5 trillion, and against a 20% tax cut for small businesses,” Brian Ellis said. “Congressman Amash refused to vote in favor of the Keystone Pipeline and he even voted to allow our tax dollars to fund America’s largest abortion provider.” [See background references, below.]

“I will advance conservative solutions by voting to balance the budget, reduce the tax burden, expand American energy sources, and defend the right to life and our Constitution,” he added.

Brian is a lifelong resident of Kent County and he serves on a local school board, owns a business, and is actively involved in the community. Brian and his wife, JoAnn, are proud parents of three daughters. Today at 10 a.m., Brian will speak to supporters at Country Inn & Suites – Grand Rapids about his candidacy.

Background

Congressman Amash voted against the fiscal year 2014 House Republican Budget that cuts spending by $4.6 trillion over ten years. [Roll Call 88, 3-21-13]

Congressman Amash voted against the fiscal year 2013 House Republican Budget that cuts spending by $5.3 trillion over ten years. [Roll Call 151, 3-29-12]

Congressman Amash voted against the Small Business Tax Cut Act, which would cut taxes by 20% for small businesses. [Roll Call 177, 4-19-12]

Congressman Amash refused to vote in favor of the Keystone Pipeline, instead voting “present”. [Roll Call 179, 5-22-13]

Congressman Amash twice refused to vote in favor of preventing tax dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, instead voting “present”. [Roll Call 93, 2-19-11; Roll Call 271, 4-14-11]

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11206375.htm




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PS

There's a box for "referral information" if you were sent to his site... I put in Brian Ellis' candidacy. :)

Also: Lets have a moneybomb!

DONATION BUMP!

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I just contributed to Justin's campaign two weeks ago... and now I'm contributing again. Thanks to this neocon D-bag for spurring me into action again. I refuse to believe that people, having tasted the awesomeness of freedom and real constitutionalism would give it up for this big government hack. Justin: you got this clown. No worries.

Now everybody turn your disgust of this fool into cash money for our man, Justin!

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Brian Ellis and $1.5M Deficits:

https://ellis4congress.wordpress.com/

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"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Seems like

a progressive rapist of the people... Funny how so many power cravers insist that progressive thievery and conservatism are somehow synonymous...

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Common core

Brian Ellis is on the Public School Board.

"Grand Rapids Public Schools has begun the process of aligning the current curriculum and assessments with these new content standards. " - http://www.grps.org/academics-common-core

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Anyone have a little more background on the planned parenthood..

Anyone have a little more background on the planned parenthood vote?

Seems kind of out of character...

Séamusín

Justin believes that it's

Justin believes that it's unconstitutional for Congress to pick out one specific organization to defund in a piece of legislation. He proposed legislation to defund all organizations that perform abortions rather than only defunding Planned Parenthood, but the Republicans refused to take up that bill.

Undoubtedly a neocon based on

Undoubtedly a neocon based on his spewing talking points

Ventura 2012

Brian Ellis absolutely IS a neocon

as confirmed by an interview he gave today to the Washington Free Beacon:

“He wants to be the next Ron Paul, and all I want to do is a good job for the citizens of the 3rd district,” said Ellis. “I don’t think his focus is here, his focus is elsewhere.”

He also predicted that foreign policy would play a large role in the campaign.

“I’m a strong proponent of a strong and viable national defense,” said Ellis. “I’m concerned about what I see are isolationist tendencies. I don’t think that serves our country well going forward, so this will be an issue.”

http://freebeacon.com/conservative-brian-ellis-to-challenge-...

I didnt even need to read

I didnt even need to read that to know, he sounded like a liar and a scam artist.

Ventura 2012

i wonder if this guy is

i wonder if this guy is advertising, you know, to let the folks know they should be voting soon, and then get back to their lives......i bet he is........there is just something fundametally wrong with that, and the way the system is built to relay information in a controlled small group that can potentially influence EVERYBODIES opinion......i did say POTENTIALLY, and yes, potential IS there, whether it be less then that NOW, POTENTIALY for as long as the system exists, it has the potential

Voting amash is like, being surprised to hear one day a politician say thing you actually care about but never hearing the politicians speak of it, not when it a negetory against government, and then.........and the, finding out.....other folks like him to,.....for the same reasons

Screw you advertisement.....(for the subject at hand)

My opponent “has failed to advance a conservative agenda.”

By kissing Baehner's ass.

Free includes debt-free!

Justin Amash AND Kerry Bentivolio are going to need help.

The GOP Establishment has painted big targets on their backs, and they have deep pockets lined up to fund the opponents' campaigns. Justin and Kerry are both low on campaign funds.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130926/OPINION01/309260...

Money Bomb Stat

Here is a sister-thread to this one with the call to action from the RLC, complete with link to Justin's donation page.

http://www.dailypaul.com/301900/justin-amash-in-trouble-paul...

LOL! Amash could have a hayday with this!

"“I will advance conservative solutions by voting to balance the budget, reduce the tax burden, expand American energy sources, and defend the right to life and our Constitution,” he added."

But then in the 'Background' section he says of his opponent: "Congressman Amash voted against the fiscal year 2014 House Republican Budget that cuts spending by $4.6 trillion over ten years. [Roll Call 88, 3-21-13]

Congressman Amash voted against the fiscal year 2013 House Republican Budget that cuts spending by $5.3 trillion over ten years. [Roll Call 151, 3-29-12]"

W E L L!! - It looks to me like Amash refused to vote for an UN BALANCED budget!!!!!! What fun he could have with trashing that lackluster talking point!

(Oh, and where in the Constitution does it delegate responsibility for Congress to "expand American energy sources" as Ellis put it?)

/end rant/

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LOL a RINO bankster

calling Amash "not a real conservative"?

like how GWB was a "real conservative"???

LOLOLLOL

MI r3VOL, show 'em what's up!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Old Fashioned Money Bomb for Amash?

We know how to do this.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Direct Link

Thanks: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/b3y1Ooay/justinamash

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

SSDD, Same stuff they tried

SSDD,
Same stuff they tried to pull on Ron. It will backfire.

If you were more conservative

If you were more conservative than Amash you would probably be an Anarchist.

The establishment is not happy with Justin apparently.

Southern Agrarian

Can't wait to see Amash wipe

Can't wait to see Amash wipe the floor with him in a debate.

How am i suppose to wait that

How am i suppose to wait that long?!

i.e. cant come quick enough

I have an answer for Brian.

FUCK YOU. You are a scumbag war loving piece of shit getting a lot of money up your backdoor to keep your crime family alive. I hope at least you are making them wear a condom.

This is their playbook in plain sight folks. They are trying to make real conservatives out to be the devil because they do not believe in blowing up babies in foreign lands.

Again Brian Ellis, FUCK YOU....scumbag.

What a fraud

...fourteen years on the school board?

Would love to review his firms investments. I would not be surprised to see he has money in everyone of the largest suppliers for the districts needs.

Of course that last two zoning changes in the city/county probably impacted a small REIT his investment firm set up.

The over/under for family members working within the district, 5.
I will take the over.

Hopefully the district that was smart enough to elect J Amash will not be fooled by this NEO-CON in sheep's clothing.

Start getting your pole station volunteers lined up Justin there will be major shenanigans in the counting - you are a wanted man because you serve the american people, err, I mean terrorists and trash.

Thank you Justin - I will donate.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

Looks like its a good time..

To donate to Mr. Amash.

We need to keep him in Congress. He is eloquent, sharp, loyal, transparent and honest.

The problem is that his district is full of democrats too. It makes it much harder for him to retain his base if it becomes fractured... this could be a play to get a Dem in his seat.

Jussayin......

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

looks like Ellis

backed Romney

Translation:

"Justin Amash is not a neocon/RINO tool."

These facts seem out of

These facts seem out of context since Amash's position is NO TAX as I understand it ... and not settle for a 20% discount. I felt Amash was particularly loyal to his platform and was an active member of Congress. Perhaps this new contender may have a point ??? but I think a lot of homework has to be done here. I'm sure every effort is going to be made by both parties to oust tea party & libertarian types like Amash and prevent more tea partiers and libertarians from being elected.