National Republican Congressional Committee Declares Michigan 8th District Republican Paul Junge a “Contender”
Brighton, MI– Today, 8th District Congressional Candidate Paul Junge was named a “Contender” by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in their Young Guns program. The NRCC is the campaign arm of House Republicans and the Young Guns program is for candidates in open or challenger seats for which the Republican has a favorable opportunity for victory. “Contender” status is step two of three, and Paul Junge achieving “Contender” status signifies he is building a strong campaign to defeat first-term liberal Democrat incumbent Elissa Slotkin. Junge is the only candidate in the 8th District to receive recognition from National Republicans for his candidacy.
“I was proud to serve in the Trump Administration fighting to stop illegal immigration, grateful to work in our family business that created hundreds of jobs, and honored to serve as a prosecutor in the domestic violence unit, protecting abused women and children. I am running for Congress to be a conservative leader who will put America First, while Democrat Elissa Slotkin has proven she puts Nancy Pelosi and her liberal agenda first,” said Paul Junge.
“Nancy Pelosi and Elissa Slotkin recklessly delayed critical funding for small businesses and workers during the coronavirus crisis and they led the charge for the partisan impeachment fiasco and radical liberal policies. I will stand with the people of the 8th District, while typical liberal politician Elissa Slotkin stands with Nancy Pelosi,” Junge added.
President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District by 7% and Mitt Romney defeated President Obama by 3%.