John James (R)

Background:

John James is a Republican running for election to the U.S. Senate. James was a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2018. He lost in the general election to Democrat Debbie Stabenow.

James graduated from West Point. He then spent eight years in the Army as a Ranger-qualified aviation officer, serving with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After leaving the military, James grew his family business from $35 million in revenue to $137 million, and created 100 U.S. jobs.

James earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and his Master of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems from Penn State University.

James has served on served on Governor Rick Snyder’s mobility council and Veterans Trust Committee, and Detroit Mayor Duggan’s Workforce Development Council. To learn more, check out his campaign website. 

Endorsements:

Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund

Right to Life Michigan

Vice President Mike Pence

Congressman Jack Bergman

Michigan Corn Growers Association

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Police Officers of Michigan

Issues:

Immigration: “Securing our borders and implementing legal immigration is essential to national security and our economy.” James supports stopping illegal immigration, Katie’s Law, and defunding sanctuary cities.

Health Care: “We need to have a market-based, patient-centered approach that must protect people with pre-existing conditions. And whatever plan I support must include tort reform and regulatory reform in a manner that lowers cost while increasing quality of care.” James opposes a ‘health care for all’ plan. He supports increasing transparency and competition, and supports emphasizing preventative care.

Environment: “We don’t need socialism. We need realistic, bottom up regulatory reform which must be environmentally and economically sustainable. Regulation needs to be based upon science and common sense. Its mandates need to be affordable, achievable, and Constitutional.” James wants to remove regulations he says makes it harder for farmers and small businesses to operate and incentivizing private sector innovation around energy and transportation.

Second Amendment: “As a teenager the U.S. Army taught me how to use firearms, and as an adult, our Constitution gives me the right to defend my family. But we have a problem for kids’ safety in this nation.” James believes in keeping weapons away from those with mental illness, but says it can be done without take rights away from citizens. He does not detail any plans which would accomplish this on his campaign website.

 

Top Donors for James Include:

Senate Conservatives Fund

RDV Corp

Penske Corp

Lacks Enterprises

Kirkland & Ellis

*Donor information comes from opensecrets.org. Please note: The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.