Republican John James appears to win race for Michigan 10th US House district by 1,600 votes

James appears to have won by fewer than 2,000 votes

FILE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James speaks after dropping off his ballot in Farmington Hills, Mich., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Michigan businessman, military veteran and two-time Republican Senate candidate John James announced Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, he will run for an open House seat in the Detroit area.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Paul Sancya, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Republican John James has won election to Michigan’s 10th district in Macomb County, defeating Democrat Carl Marlinga in a hotly contested race, with 100% of precincts reporting.

Candidate

Votes

%

John James(R)
159,20349%
Carl Marlinga(D)
157,60248%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(301 / 301)

James is the president of his family logistics business (2012-present). He served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot for 8 years (2004-2012). He previously ran for US Senate seats in Michigan in 2018 and 2020 losing to Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. Gary Peters, respectively.

James attended the US Military Academy at West Point (2004), the University of Michigan and Penn State receiving a master’s degree and an MBA.

James refused to concede the 2020 election for 3 weeks, renewing fundraising for expected legal challenges to overturn the election results furthering the false claims the 2020 were fraudulent. James conceded the race Nov. 24, 2020.


Find Results: Michigan General Election Results 2022


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