Former Representative Drops Campaign for Senate

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Friday, April 26, former Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., announced that he was withdrawing from the Michigan Senate race. 

In a post on X, Meijer, who comes from the Meijer supermarket chair founder family, stated that he had entered the race because he believed he had the best chance of winning in November and reversing the trendlines that have been worsening in recent months. He continued by stating that the “hard reality” is that the race’s fundamentals have changed too much since he first entered the race. 

In his statement, he noted that after careful consideration, he decided that it was best that he remove himself from the primary ballot as he could not see a clear way to victory. He added that continuing with his Senate campaign at this point was just going to cause more division in the primary election and distract from the main goal of the upcoming election, which he believes is to secure more wins for conservatives.

Meijer was the representative of Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District from 2021 to 2023, but lost his re-election bid in 2022 during the GOP primary. During his time in the House, he was one of the ten House GOP lawmakers who voted in favor of former President Donald Trump getting impeached in connection to his actions on Jan. 6, 2021.

Following Meijer’s statement, Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to congratulate his party for having kicked out almost all of the 10 lawmakers who voted to impeach him. 

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