Steve Pestka http://michiganradio.org en Businessman, former Kent County official hopes to unseat Congressman Justin Amash http://michiganradio.org/post/businessman-former-kent-county-official-hopes-unseat-congressman-justin-amash <p>There are now two democrats hoping to unseat first-term Congressman Justin Amash. The conservative republican faces a newly redrawn district in his reelection bid this year.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan lost a congressional district after the recent census. Newly redrawn maps cut the generally republican suburbs of Grand Rapids out of the third congressional district and added Battle Creek.</p><p>That could be a&nbsp;challenge for&nbsp;<a href="http://amashforcongress.com/">Amash</a>. The freshman is a strong advocate of limited government and free markets. He&rsquo;s one of only a few sitting federal officials supporting Congressman Ron Paul in the presidential election.</p><p><a href="http://votepestka.com/">Democrat Steve Pestka</a> thinks the new congressional map (and that it&rsquo;s a presidential election) will help him defeat Amash in November. Pestka announced today in Grand Rapids he&rsquo;s running for Congress. He&rsquo;ll make another stop this afternoon in Battle Creek. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 18:22:21 +0000 Lindsey Smith 6501 at http://michiganradio.org Businessman, former Kent County official hopes to unseat Congressman Justin Amash