CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — John James, the Republican challenging Debbie Stabenow for her seat in the U.S. Senate, swung through West Michigan Wednesday while on the campaign trail, and he brought a high-profile supporter with him.
Donald Trump Jr. accompanied James on a tour of Skytron, a medical supply manufacturer in metro Grand Rapids. Trump Jr. talked briefly with some of the employees and others gathered for the mid-afternoon event.
While the president’s son did not talk to the media, James did, outlining his approach to serving in Washington if he is elected.
“When I go to Washington, like I said to the president himself, I can support the president without worshipping him. I can disagree with the president without attacking him,” James said. “And I think you see evidence here of mutual respect because I’m able to go into a debate and say plainly and loudly that I am an independent thinker, and now his son shows up because he recognizes how important Michigan is to moving forward and how we have been failed — by both parties, quite frankly — in the past.”
Trump and James will be joined by musician Kid Rock for a campaign rally in Pontiac later Wednesday evening.