Chuck Schumer began plotting a path back to power the second Donald Trump won the 2016 election.
But Schumer didn’t account for one thing.
And now this black war hero just did the one thing that left Chuck Schumer red with rage.
Chuck Schumer’s plan to seize the mantle of Senate Majority Leader depends on flipping at least three Republican-held seats.
But if Democrats lose just one of the races where a Democrat incumbent is running for re-election, Schumer’s plans go up in smoke.
Democrats’ path to the majority became more complicated when John James – a 38-year-old black conservative, United States Military Academy graduate, and Iraq war veteran – entered the Senate contest in Michigan.
James believes he stands a strong chance to win because polls show only 40 percent of Michigan voters know who Democrat Senator Gary Peters is despite Peters serving in elected office at the federal level for 10 years in Michigan.
Fox News reports:
On “The Daily Briefing,” James defended his positions, saying he has experience as a businessman and job-creator in Detroit — the state’s largest city.
“Being unknown by 40 percent of the electorate after 30 years as a career politician and 10 years in Washington is not a badge of honor,” he added.
Peters, first elected to the Senate in 2014 upon the retirement of longtime Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., previously served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and spent four years as Michigan Lottery commissioner. He also was a member of the Michigan Senate and has made unsuccessful runs for governor and state attorney general in the past…
…”I plan on using every resource at my disposal… to shed light in the dark spaces of Michigan that have been underrepresented and neglected by Senator Peters. I’m going to bring Michigan’s issues and take them to Washington, and work with anyone and everyone to make sure we create pipelines of prosperity into our neglected neighborhoods and our forgotten farms.”
James ran for Senate in 2018 against Democrat Debbie Stabenow.
And despite the polls showing James trailing by a wide margin, he ended up losing by only six points.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.