Rebel Leader Justin Amash Wins Big In Michigan
Breitbart News Reports:
Rebellious Republican Rep. Justin Amash has won his re-election battle in Michigan's 3rd district against his challenger Brian Ellis, a blow to the GOP Establishment which had put significant resources into the race.
Ellis conceded the race as Amash had 55 percent of the vote and Ellis had 44 percent with 44 percent of the precincts reporting.
Allies of Speaker John Boehner had rallied for pro-establishment candidate Republican Brian Ellis and to take out Amash, the first lawmaker to vote against Boehner for speaker on the House floor in January 2013.
Amash drew support from the liberty movement - one that viewed the retiring Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) as their champion in Congress. He is also chair of the Liberty Caucus, a group of House Republicans who meet bi-weekly outside of the larger conservative Republican Study Committee.
But Amash has also made enemies among fellow Republicans, thanks to an amendment to defund the National Security Agency. His bill failed by a narrow margin in a vote of 205-217, but boosted his profile among privacy advocates.