GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A political action committee hoping Rep. Justin Amash follows through on his reported interest in running for Michigan Sen. Carl Levin’s seat has pledged sizable financial support and set up a Facebook page to “draft” him in the race.
News broke last week Amash, a Cascade Township Republican, was “intrigued” by the idea of a run for Levin’s seat if the long-time senator decides against a seventh term.
Anonymous sources last week told the conservative National Review magazine Amash likely would run if Levin retires.
Levin, 78, is expected to announce soon whether he’ll seek reelection. A spokesman for Amash declined Thursday to comment on the report.
Liberty for All, a super PAC founded by 22-year-old millionaire John Ramsey, responded to the report by pledging a six- to seven-figure donation to Amash if he runs.
The group also set up a “Draft Justin for Michigan” Facebook page, which had more than 900 “likes” as of Monday afternoon.
Preston Bates, Liberty for All’s 24-year-old executive director and cofounder, said the Austin, Texas-based PAC sees Amash as the right man for the race.
The National Review first reported Liberty for All’s pledge.
“Justin is the most independent and transparent member of Congress,” Bates said.