Paul Junge wins Michigan GOP primary to challenge Elissa Slotkin

Paul Junge wins Michigan GOP primary to challenge Elissa Slotkin

Former prosecutor and TV news anchor Paul Junge won the GOP primary in Michigan’s 8th District and will face off against first-term Rep. Elissa SlotkinElissa SlotkinOvernight Defense: House chair announces contempt proceeding against Pompeo | Top general says military has no role in election disputes | Appeal court rejects due process rights for Gitmo detainees Top general: Military will play no role in resolving any electoral dispute Pelosi weighing bringing House back from August recess early over USPS issues: reports MORE (D) in November.

Junge, who also worked for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, led a four-person field with 35 percent of the vote after all precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press.


Slotkin issued a statement Tuesday night before the GOP winner was decided challenging them to three debates.

Slotkin flipped the southern Michigan district in 2018, beating former Rep. Mike Bishop by 4 points. The Cook Political Report rates this year’s race as “lean Democratic.”

Junge was in a strong position in the primary, having been endorsed by the American Conservative Union and raising far more than his closest opponent.