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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:01 AM

Democrat Scholten joins race for Amash seat in U.S. House

Democrat and immigration attorney Hillary Scholten announced Monday she is running for Congress in Michigan's 3rd District, a seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash.

Scholten, 37, of Grand Rapids is the second Democrat to enter the race, which is shaping up to be a three-way contest in the 2020 general election after Amash said last week he was quitting the Republican Party to run for reelection as an independent.

Until recently, Scholten was a staff attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, where she represented Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, the Marine veteran and Grand Rapids native detained by federal immigration agents for deportation last year before they realized he was a U.S. citizen.

Previously, Scholten worked in Washington as an attorney adviser at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama administration before moving back to Michigan in 2017.

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/08/democrat-scholten-joins-race-for-amash-seat/1660941001/

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UrbScotty Jul 2019 #1

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 09:18 AM

1. Doug Booth was the first Democratic candidate to enter the race back in April


He has the endorsements of State Board of Education member Lupe Ramos-Montigny and Grand Rapids School Board member Tony Baker.

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