WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Peter Meijer conceded to Trump-endorsed primary challenger John Gibbs for the Republican Party’s nomination in a Michigan congressional district.
“This was a hard-fought primary campaign, …. I also want to congratulate my opponent John Gibbs on his victory tonight,” Meijer said in a statement.
Gibbs is a former official in ex-President Donald Trump’s administration and was endorsed by him. Gibbs will face a Democrat in the Nov. 8 midterm election.
Meijer is a moderate and one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, and the district is considered a potential pickup for Democrats.
(Reporting by Kanishka Singh and Moira Warburton; Editing by Scott Malone and Alistair Bell)