After the Detroit News endorsed Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James, he has been firing on all cylinders in order to bring more daylight between him and Democrat incumbent Gary Peters. The Trafalgar Group shows James has a narrow lead over Peters.
The gorgeously filmed campaign ad “Together”, narrated by none other than Michigan’s adopted son, comedian and actor Tim Allen (Home Improvement/Toy Story/Last Man Standing), should give James some wind in his sails.
Instead of the typical attack ad format that points out what his opponent has or has not done, the spot highlights John James as representative of the values of the state because he is “grounded in real life.”
“Michigan. A place, where people respect each other. Love each other.
“Michigan. That’s John James.
“Defending our country.
“Offering a healing hand.
“Creating jobs that matter.
“Doing the job, that really matters.
“Grounded in real life. That’s John James.”
James has pegged his opponent Senator Peters as “out of touch” with normal Michiganders; this campaign ad shines a spotlight on that distance, yet accentuates James’s proximity to things that matter to them. James says he is running to fix issues like bringing economic independence to corners of the state, both rural and urban, that were neglected during Peters’ first term. He has also slammed Peters for his lack of accountability on China.
James recently clapped back at presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden after he made disparaging remarks about James at a campaign event with Peters.
“The former vice president stated that President Trump is trying to destroy Obamacare and said to Peters: “Just like your opponent calls it a disaster. Talk about a disaster, there is a disaster. The guy is 2000% or 200%, whatever it is, with Trump. I hope everybody remembers.”
“James had previously told reporters that he is 2000% in support of President Trump when he ran for office in 2018. In the video, James stated that he is a “disaster for the Democrats’ narrative.” He declared, “yeah, it’s a disaster for Democrats in Michigan right now. Because right now, you have an African American running in the Republican Party — not because the party is perfect, but because I can think for myself.”
On a recent Fox & Friends appearance, James said his opponent is “all talk, no action,” and that the people of Michigan want change.
As a veteran fighter pilot, business owner, job creator, and Black conservative, John James embodies that change from the status quo. Should he win, he would be Michigan’s first Black Senator, and would join South Carolina Senator Tim Scott as the second Black Senator within the legislative body.