GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Two men running to represent West Michigan in Congress have agreed to hold public forums.
Congressman Justin Amash and his Democratic contender, businessman Bob Goodrich met over coffee in Eastown Aug. 15. During the brief meeting, both candidates discussed ideas on how best to keep the race for the 3rd Congressional seat civil.
Amash beat East Grand Rapids businessman Brian Ellis by roughly a 14-percent margin during August’s primary. Voters will decide if Amash will continue to represent them during the general election Nov. 4. The Third Congressional District of Michigan includes the areas of Grand Rapids, Cascade Township, Alpine Township, East Grand Rapids, Belding, Lowell, Plainfield Township, Rockford and Sparta.