Dem MI Rep. Elissa Slotkin Launches US Senate Bid

The Detroit Free Press reports:

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Lansing, told the Free Press on Monday morning that she has made the decision to run next year for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Debbie Stabenow, giving the campaign its first widely known candidate. Slotkin, a former intelligence officer under former President Barack Obama, has proven herself a formidable campaigner and prodigious fundraiser in three tough U.S. House races since 2018, making her the likely Democratic frontrunner in the race.

Even though it was thought that Stabenow’s announcement in early January that she would not seek a fifth 6-year term next year could lead to a flurry of candidates filing, so far it’s been the opposite. Four Democrats who were considered early on as potential candidates have all said outright or broadly suggested they are not running for the open Senate seat. Meanwhile, no widely known Republicans have announced for the race.

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