Republican Allen stumps on familiar ground

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BARAGA STOP–Traverse City Republican Jason Allen, left, is seeking election to the 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Dan Benishek, who will not seek re-election. Allen chatted with Rich Sarau, middle, and Daryl Putala, right, at the Baraga Lakeside Inn Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The Baraga stop was arranged by friends Byron and Nancy Sailor.

by Barry Drue

1st Congressional District candidate Jason Allen passed through the area on a campaign swing of the Western UP last weekend and he was in his element. The Traverse City Republican stopped at a meet-and-greet coffee at the Baraga Lakeside Inn Saturday. Friends Byron and Nancy Sailor arranged the Baraga stop for Allen. “My deer camp is in Covington,” Allen said in a phone conversation with the Sentinel editor on Friday. “I’ve been there going on the 25th year, except for 2014 when we got snowed out. And Byron and I go hunting in North Dakota.” To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.