Major Paper Offers Surprising Election Endorsement

The Detroit News announced its endorsement Thursday for John James, the Republican challenger taking on incumbent Democrat Gary Peters in the 2020 race for Michigan’s Senate seat.

“Michigan would gain increased influence and better representation for its people in the U.S. Senate by electing John James,” the editorial board said in a statement. “It would also send to the Senate a natural leader who could well become one of the chamber’s most powerful members.”

The board noted that James is a “businessman who understands the impact COVID-19 has had on the nation’s industrial base, and what it will take to recover.”

“To stimulate the economy, he advocates continued tax and regulatory reform, as well as policies that encourage more vigorous trade,” the board said.

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