Congressional candidate John Gibbs took a phone call from former President Donald Trump late Tuesday night as he was leading in the Republican primary against US Rep.  Peter Meijer of Grand Rapids Township.  Meijer voted to impeach Trump, who endorsed Gibbs in the race.

Trump-backed Gibbs ousts Meijer in Michigan GOP race for Congress

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Grand Rapids — John Gibbs, the Trump-endorsed challenger to US Rep. Peter Meijer, was victorious in the nationally watched race of west Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

A political appointee in former President Donald Trump’s Housing and Urban Development agency, Gibbs pitched himself as an ultra-conservative replacement for incumbent Meijer of Grand Rapids Township, who was one of 10 House Republicans to impeach then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, US Capitol riot.

Gibbs declared victory early Wednesday morning at a watch party at his campaign headquarters in Wyoming, a suburb of Grand Rapids.

Meijer conceded the race around 1:30 am Wednesday in a statement.

Gibbs had about 52% of the vote to Meijer’s 48% with about 87% of precincts reporting in a congressional district encompassing parts of Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties.

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