John James is a successful businessman running as a Republican in Michigan. Lots of political insiders like his chances in the 2018 election.
The Washington Examiner reports:
John James could be the future Republicans have been waiting for
DETROIT — John James emerges with confidence from a former Detroit elementary school that has been transformed into a charter high school in the northwest side of the city. It is a stride any parent would hope to see in a son or daughter graduating from this school, founded by Jalen Rose, a former NBA player and member of the University of Michigan’s legendary “Fab 5” squad.
Outside the leafy campus of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy High School, parents wait for their children to emerge as a handful of students play on the school’s clay basketball court. James, a member of the school’s board, has just finished a board meeting, to discuss his decision to run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
He’s no Kid Rock, and that is a good thing for the Republican Party.
James is young, accomplished, black, determined, devout, and the kind of new conservative that the Grand Old Party needs in order to shake up next year’s midterm election cycle.
If he can defeat Debbie Stabenow, we like him. The GOP primary in Michigan should be very interesting!