The Detroit Free Press reports:
When U.S. Rep. Justin Amash ended his exploratory bid for the presidency, Libertarian activists held out hope he would run for re-election to his seat in the U.S. House, where he is the first and only Libertarian to serve in Congress.
It seems they are about to be disappointed. A top Amash aide reiterated this week that the West Michigan congressman idled his congressional campaign back in February.
She also indicated Amash does not intend to seek the party’s nomination at the Michigan Libertarian Party’s convention in Gaylord this weekend. “He hasn’t been campaigning for any office and doesn’t plan to seek the nomination for any office,” Amash adviser Poppy Nelson said by email.
I love representing our community in Congress. I always will. This is my choice, but I’m still going to miss it.
Thank you for your trust.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 17, 2020