Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Another Congressman Endorses Jeb Bush. Why?

Michigan will hold it's presidential primary on March 8th,
Mike Bishop

Many are asking wondering what the fascination with Jeb Bush is.   Jeb has struggled in the polls.  He is also considered the heart of the Republican establishment.  

Jeb’s recent debate performances makes one want to believe that even he doesn’t want the position.

Michigan Republican Leadership though stands behind Jeb Bush as additional legislators jump on to this sinking ship.

Just this week Congressman Mike Bishop endorsed Jeb Bush for the Republican presidential nomination.

Mike Bishop,  who is a a first-term Congressman resides in Rochester joins first time Congressman  Dave Trott who is from Birmingham, in endorsing Jeb Bush. Both of these Congressman represent the majority of Oakland County.

Mike Bishop may have a tough race ahead as former Hollywood socialite and actress Melissa Gilbert (D) of Howell Michigan has announced her run for Michigan's 8th Congressional District.  

Melissa Gilbert though has had a bumpy start as it was discovered she owes over $400,000 in back taxes and her husband has been donating to her campaign rather than paying off her tax debt. 

One has to wonder though, if an establishment endorsement will have an effect on Bishop's re-election race.

Joining Bishop and Trott in their support for Jeb Bush is Congressman Fred Upton.

The remaining Republican Congressmen have either endorsed other candidates or have yet to endorse a candidate.

Congressman John Moolenaar who resides in Midland has endorsed U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida in September.

Congresswoman and rumored Gubernatorial candidate Candice Miller,  who resides in Harrison Township has endorsed former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiornia during  mid-September Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference .

Congressman Justin Amash, who is from Cascade Township,  was the first to endorse when he announced in May of this year that he was endorsing libertarian-leaning U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. 

Congressman  Dan Benishek of Crystal Falls,  Tim Walberg of Tipton and Bill Huizenga of Zeeland have yet to endorse a presidential candidate. 

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