For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Towey, email@example.com
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.,– Yesterday, businessman Joel Langlois and Pastor Andrew Jackson Willis endorsed Lynn Afendouli. Both Joel and Andrew were former candidates who got to know Lynn on the campaign trail. They both can attest to her character, her proven conservative record, and know that she is the best candidate in the race to bring real conservative representation to Washington for West Michigan.
Lynn has received the endorsement of 23 state legislators, VIEW PAC, and her campaign has been recognized for its efforts by the NRCC (On The Radar Candidate) and as a Women to Watch by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s EPAC.
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Former candidate Joel Langlois endorses Lynn Afendoulis in 3rd Congressional District race
By Brian McVicar
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Republican businessman Joel Langlois, who dropped out of the 3rd Congressional District race earlier this year, is endorsing GOP state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis.
Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, is one of five candidates seeking the Republican party’s nomination in the August primary to represent the West Michigan district in Congress. She and Peter Meijer, an Army veteran whose family founded the Meijer retail chain, are regarded as the front-runners.
“I got to know Lynn on the campaign trail, and I am confident she has our conservative values at heart, which she has proven through her track record,” Langlois, who owns the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center in Walker, said in a statement.
“Voters can look at her history to see how she’ll vote in D.C. I know she will work with President Trump to get our economy going again, defend our borders and stand up to the socialists in D.C. who are threatening our way of life in America and here in West Michigan. Not all the candidates can prove they will do the same.”
Her campaign also announced the endorsement of pastor Andrew Jackson Willis. He was also seeking the nomination but has since dropped out of the race.
Langlois, in an interview with MLive, said Afendoulis is “light years ahead of Meijer from a conservative standpoint.” He also said the fact that Meijer comes from a wealthy family makes it difficult for him to understand “main street American conservative beliefs.”
“Meijer’s a nice kid, but he’s really not a true conservative,” Langlois said.
He pointed to Meijer’s past support of With Honor, a political action committee whose mission is to elect veterans — Democrats, Republicans and independents — to Congress. Meijer had served on the board of the organization but is no longer affiliated with the group, his campaign confirmed.
He also singled out Meijer for a $250 donation to Common Defense/Beyond the Choir Action Fund made in October 2016, amid the then 2016 presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Common Defense is an advocacy group founded by veterans who oppose Trump.
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MI-3 News Alert:
Two Former Candidates Joel Langlois &
Andrew Jackson Willis Endorse Lynn Afendouils
Lynn continues to show her strength as a candidate
that can attract supporters from across the district
For Immediate Release
Contact: Peter Towey, firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.,– Today, Lynn Afendoulis, candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, announced the endorsements of Joel Langlois and Andrew Jackson Willis, both former candidates for Michigan’s Third Congressional District. Afendoulis has now received the endorsement of 26 state legislators, former candidates, or organizations as she continues to build support from a wide swath of voters across the District. No other candidate can say the same.
Joel Langlois said, “I got to know Lynn on the campaign trail, and I am confident she has our conservative values at heart, which she has proven through her track record. Voters can look at her history to see how she’ll vote in D.C. I know she will work with President Trump to get our economy going again, defend our borders and stand up to the socialists in D.C. who are threatening our way of life in America and here in West Michigan. Not all the candidates can prove they will do the same. I encourage all of my supporters to get behind Lynn and send a true West Michigander to Washington on our behalf.”
Added Andrew Jackson Willis: “When the voters look at the records of the candidates running, they can look at Lynn’s life experience and her voting record to know just how she will represent them in Washington. Lynn led the fight to ban dismemberment abortion here in Michigan and supported our second amendment rights by voting for key legislation like constitutional carry. With Lynn, the people of West Michigan will once again be proud of whom they have as their member of Congress.”
“I am so honored to have earned the support of both Joel and Andrew. Joel is a well-known, respected businessman, Andrew is a dedicated pastor, and both are patriots who were in the race for all the right reasons and whom I grew to admire for their strongly held conservative values and how they conducted their campaigns. I look forward to working with them over the coming months to earn the support of the voters of the Third District. We need to send someone to Washington who will represent the people and values of West Michigan, who has known this community all her life and who will work with President Trump to defend our borders, stand up to China, and protect the American Dream. I will do just that,” said Lynn Afendoulis.
List of Previous Endorsements
EPAC, Women to Watch list
NRCC On the Radar Candidate
Rep. Kathy Crawford, Chairwoman, Families, Children and Seniors House Committee
Rep. Beth Griffin, Member, Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Gary Howell, Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation
Rep. Bronna Kahle, Member, Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Mike Mueller, Vice-Chair, Military, Veterans and Homeland Security
Rep. Julie Alexander, Chairwoman, House Committee on Agriculture
Rep. Sue Allor, Chairwoman, Natural Resources and Environmental Quality appropriations subcommittee
Rep. Joe Bellino, Chairman, House Committee on Energy
Rep. Triston Cole, House Majority Floor Leader
Rep. Diana Farrington, Chairwoman, House Committee on Financial Services
Rep. Michelle Hoitenga, Chairwoman, House Committee on Communications and Technology
Rep. Pamela Hornberger, Chairwoman, House Committee on Education
Rep. Brandt Iden, Chairman, House Committee on Ways and Means
Rep. Beau LaFave, Chairman, House Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security
Senator Pete MacGregor, Majority Floor Leader
Rep. Aaron Miller, Majority Vice-Chair on House Appropriations
Rep. Jack O’Malley, Chairman, House Committee on Transportation
Rep. Daire Rendon, Chairwoman, House Committee on Insurance
Rep. Jason Sheppard, House Majority Floor Whip and Chairman, House Committee on Government Operations
Rep. Brad Slagh, Vice-Chair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections and Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay
Rep. Hank Vaupel, Chairman, House Committee on Health Policy
Rep. Pauline Wendzel, Vice-Chair, Commerce and Tourism and Vice-Chair, Energy Committee
Rep. Mary Whiteford, Chairwoman House Appropriations Department of Health and Human Services Sub-committee
Lynn is running for Congress because she believes we are fighting for the very fabric of who and what we are–the things that President Trump is fighting for and that attracted her grandparents to this country. She wants to protect the rule of law and represent the people of the 3rd District in a way that they’ve been yearning for – with integrity, engagement, and effectiveness. And to show her children that this is all worth fighting for.
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