November 7, 2023

GOP Candidate Told No Thanks by Senate Campaign Arm

A never-Trumper wants to get back into politics, but he is now being told to go pound sand by the Senate campaign arm.

Former Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer has announced that he will enter the Senate race for a Michigan seat, but the GOP is not exactly excited to have his name in the hat.

In fact, he was called a non-viable candidate by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), which is the campaign arm of the Republican Party for the Senate.

Just Go Away

There is no way to run and win and unless you have access to all the goodies the party will throw your way if you win the primary race.

Meijer does not appear to be someone who could defeat the Democrats in this race, so the NRSC is telling him to simply go away.

When Meijer announced his candidacy, NRSC Executive Director Jason Thielman responded, “Peter Meijer isn’t viable in a primary election, and there’s worry that if Meijer were nominated, the base would not be enthused in the general election.”

With Meijer’s moderate record, as well as the fact that he voted to impeach Trump, the NRSC believes that if he were to win the nomination, the GOP vote would be split, resulting in the Democrat candidate easily winning the seat.

The GOP is looking at every open seat as possibility to take back the Senate, and with the GOP not having won a Senate seat in Michigan since 1994, it literally needs to find the perfect candidate who can draw in MAGA as well as establishment Republicans, moderate, and independent voters, and there is no way MAGA would vote for Meijer.

I still don’t know if the GOP can pull this seat off, but I can guarantee you that Meijer would lose if he got the nod in the state for the general election.

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