Former Rep. Meijer Drops Out of Republican Senate Race – EVOL

Rep. Meijer had voted to impeach Trump in 2021.

Former Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in 2021, has announced that he’s pulling out of the Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan.

Mr. Meijer made the announcement in an April 26 statement, in which he thanked his supporters and said the “hard reality” is that the fundamentals of the race had changed “significantly” since the launch of his campaign six months ago, when he said he was “confident” in his ability to take back for the GOP a soon-to-be vacant Senate seat occupied by a retiring Democrat.

“After prayerful consideration, today I withdrew my name from the primary ballot,” Mr. Meijer said in the statement. “Without a strong pathway to victory, continuing this campaign only increases the likelihood of a diverse primary that would distract from the essential goal—conservative victories in November,” he said.

An unofficial candidate list on the Michigan Secretary of State’s website indicates Mr. Meijer “is withdrawn,” leaving four Republican candidates and three Democrats vying for the seat being vacated by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who announced last year that she wouldn’t be



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