was a 2014 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 3rd Congressional District
Ellis was defeated by incumbent Rep. Justin Amash
in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014.
- See also: Michigan's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
Ellis ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 3rd District. Ellis was defeated for the Republican nomination in the primary by incumbent Justin Amash on August 5, 2014.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Justin Amash Incumbent
| Brian Ellis
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State
In January 2014, the conservative Club for Growth purchased six-figures worth of radio time for an ad attacking Ellis' tenure on the East Grand Rapids School Board and his position within Jennifer Granholm's administration.
Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ellis' reports.
|Brian Ellis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$0||$507,532.09||$(168,577.54)||$338,954.55|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$338,954.55||$322,109.55||$(247,640.72)||$413,423.38|
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Politico, "GOP rival announces Justin Amash primary," accessed October 8, 2013
- ↑ Politico, "Club for Growth ads target Brian Ellis in Michigan," accessed January 22, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Brian Ellis Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Brian Ellis April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014