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New Republican candidate for Congress

Gabriella Manolache becomes the second person challenging Rep. Peter Meijer in the GOP primary.

WYOMING, Mich. — Earlier this week, we told you Third District Congressional Representative Peter Meijer had a new republican primary opponent. Tonight, we're hearing from her. 

Gabriella Manolache is an attorney and a former Miss Greater Grand Rapids. Her family fled Communist-controlled Romania when she was a child. As an attorney, she's specialized in immigration for scientists and physicians and she shared what some of her priorities would be, if elected.  

"America-first policies, limited government, maximum civil liberties, transparency in representation," said Manolache. "How I would do my job is serving with a servant's heart mentality and for me that means not forgetting why I'm there. Because the people put me there."

Representative Meijer currently has one other named primary challenger. Businessman Tom Norton. 

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