Sunday, February 5, 2012
Will Michigan Congressman Justin Amash face a gay challenger in November?
DownWithTyranny! reported on Saturday that Trevor Thomas is considering a run against the first-term incumbent Republican. Thomas, a former communications director for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, was a former producer and reporter for WGVU and WOOD in Grand Rapids before he worked on former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's communications team. He is also a former Human Rights Campaign and Equality Matters staffer.
The blog said that Thomas has hired consultant Mark Mellman to gauge whether he would have enough support in the district if he were to announce his candidacy. DownWithTyranny! further reported that Thomas has been meeting with local elected officials since November. Thomas also noted on his Facebook page that at least 200 people attended a meeting at the Grand Rapids Teamster Hall yesterday morning about “how we’ll win the 3rd Congressional District.”
“I’m still deciding... no official announcements coming from me yet,” Thomas told Boy in Bushwick earlier today.