Paul Junge wins Michigan GOP primary to challenge Elissa Slotkin

Paul Junge wins Michigan GOP primary to challenge Elissa Slotkin
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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.

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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.