DETROIT – Vice President Mike Pence arrived in West Bloomfield on Wednesday to participate in a John James for Senate event.
James, a political newcomer endorsed by President Donald Trump, defeated Sandy Pensler in this month's primary. The Republican nominee will now run against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall.
- Pence will deliver remarks at 12:30 p.m. - you can watch live on ClickOnDetroit.
Stabenow is seeking a fourth Senate term and has easily fended off past challengers, but Trump's narrow 2016 victory in Michigan has the GOP hopeful it can flip the seat.
The 37-year-old James is an executive at his family's automotive logistics companies and a West Point graduate who flew helicopters during the Iraq War.
He is Michigan's first black Republican nominee for a major statewide office in more than three decades, but he has said he only wants to be assessed on his character.