Michigan: Club for Growth Backs Amash for Ehlers Seat

Posted June 28, 2010 at 6:27pm

The Club for Growth political action committee on Monday endorsed state Rep. Justin Amash in the race to replace retiring Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R).

“Justin Amash is a name pro-growth conservatives are going to hear and know for a long time,” club President Chris Chocola said in a statement. “Amash epitomizes a new breed of limited government conservatives committed to breaking Washington’s addiction to deficits and debt, and freeing a rising, entrepreneurial generation to rescue our economy and our nation from political mismanagement.”

Among Amash’s other supporters is Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.).

Amash faces a competitive primary against former Kent County Commission Chairman Steve Heacock, state Sen. Bill Hardiman and former Kent County Commissioner Paul Mayhue, among others.

The winner of the GOP contest will be heavily favored to win in November.