The 4th quarter 2019 campaign reports that were due by the end of January brought some welcome news for independent Rep. Justin Amash (I–Mich.): Despite being abandoned by some of his biggest historical donors, the pro-impeachment libertarian raised more money and has more in the bank than any of the Democrats and Republicans gunning for his Grand Rapids seat.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Amash raised $595,000 over the last three months of 2019, or almost as much as all the Republican contenders for the seat combined. Supermarket magnate Peter Meijer brought in $313,000 ($75,000 of which was a loan to himself), DeltaPlex Arena owner Joel Langlois netted $212,000 ($200,000 of which was a self-loan), and state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis announced $113,000.
In the cash-on-hand sweepstakes as of the end of 2019, Amash led $722,000 to Meijer’s $557,000, Langlois’s $333,000, and Afendoulis’s $200,000.
Amash has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and left the Republican Party in July of 2019. He has been speculated to make a run at the Presidency as either and independent or Libertarian, but that hasn’t come to fruition quite yet. What this does show is the commitment that people in Michigan and around the country have to promoting Liberty and protecting libertarian leaning politicians like Amash that will not be forced to cowtow along party lines to the likes of Mitch McConnell and other leaders of Congress.