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Election 2020: Peter Meijer wins open 3rd Congressional District seat

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Peter Meijer, an Iraq war veteran and heir to a multibillion dollar fortune, has won the open seat in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. No Democrat has represented Grand Rapids in Congress in nearly half a century. Hillary Scholten came closer than most. But Meijer still won the race by 6 percentage points.

Meijer will replace Justin Amash, a former Republican who joined the Libertarian party after calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Meijer will replace Justin Amash, a former Republican who joined the Libertarian party after calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Meijer will replace Justin Amash, a former Republican who joined the Libertarian party after calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Earlier in the evening, Scholten tweeted:

"The energy behind this campaign points to one thing: The tides are changing in West Michigan. We may not have won tonight, but this isn't the end of our fight for a better and bright West Michigan for all -- including low-cost, accesible health care, clean water, and an economy that works for everyone."

Meijer will replace Justin Amash, a former Republican who joined the Libertarian party after calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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