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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A former congressman from West Michigan has endorsed the candidate challenging Rep. Justin Amash (R, MI-3).

The Brian Ellis campaign announced Monday that it has support from Pete Hoekstra. Hoekstra was in the House from 1993 to 2011 and chaired the Intelligence Committee.

In a statement, Hoekstra said he believed Ellis would "be an effective conservative voice and a consistent conservative vote."

Representative Amash calls himself one of only a few members of Congress never to have missed a vote and the only one to explain all of his votes.

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