Replacing Michigan’s Sen. Stabenow could be a very crowded contest
Related: U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow aims to finish strong in her final termAmong Democrats, there’s already a long list of interested figures. Slotkin, the source said, also has a close relationship with Stabenow and views her as a mentor. Stabenow, in an interview last week, didn’t rule out making an endorsement in a Democratic primary, either. Gretchen Whitmer, who has previously been explicit she intends to finish out her term, subtly reiterated that intention said in a lengthy statement praising Stabenow. “Right now, I am 100% focused on serving the great people of Michigan’s 9th District,” McClain said in a statement.mlive.com
Here’s a minute-by-minute account of Biden’s 3-hour Tuesday trip to Michigan
The capstone of his visit involved a rally event at SK Siltron, an expanding Monitor Township-based plant that produces polysilicon components used in electric vehicles. Among them was U.S. House Reps. Dan Kildee and Elissa Slotkin, who represent Congressional districts in Michigan. Within 20 minutes, the group rolled into its destination at SK Siltron, less than three miles north of Delta College’s campus. At the plant, Biden met first with a dozen SK Siltron workers, who greeted the president inside a warehouse-sized room where a 40-foot-long American flag hung from the rafters. The motorcade departed SK Siltron at 4:45 p.m. and raced back toward MBS International Airport.mlive.com
Slotkin wins tight race in the 7th Congressional District
Democrat U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin will return to Congress for a third term to represent Michigan’s 7th Congressional District after pulling of a close victory in the Nov. 8 midterm election, according to a projection by the Associated Press. The race between Slotkin and Barrett remained a close tossup until Election Day. An incumbent, Slotkin ran unopposed for the 7th Congressional District primary, while Barrett faced a minor challenge from write-in candidate Jake Haag, who was disqualified from appearing on the primary ballot because of insufficient petition signatures. Before being elected to Congress, Slotkin served three tours in Iraq with the CIA. She was recently endorsed by Republican Rep. Liz Cheney from Wyoming, a staunch critic of former President Donald Trump.mlive.com
Pence, stumping for Barrett: Slotkin has ‘weakened America at home and abroad’
Pence traveled throughout Michigan on Friday, Nov. 4, stumping for U.S. House candidates including the incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, who hosted the former vice president earlier in Portage. In doing so, he also took aim at current U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, who Barrett is hoping to unseat in the new 7th U.S. House district. Pence panned Slotkin over what he believed was a false portrayal of moderatism, echoing similar language from advertisements supporting Barrett which say that Slotkin has continuously voted in support of Biden’s agenda. Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing a series of bills which proponents claim would have strengthened Michigan’s election laws, despite opponents – Whitmer included – calling the package an effort to make it harder to vote. Polling done by the same outfit three weeks prior, which contacted 283 voters, showed Slotkin up by 11.mlive.com
Liz Cheney stumps for Slotkin: ‘We all must stand and defend this republic’
Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney was in East Lansing Tuesday to support U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Lansing. Cheney told CNN earlier Tuesday she would not remain a Republican if Trump ran for president again. “If we want to ensure the survival of our republic, we have to walk away from politics as usual, we have to stand up, every one of us, and say, ‘we’re going to do what’s right for this country,’” Cheney said. When Slotkin said, “I want to take a moment to appreciate the bravery and fortitude of Liz Cheney,” attendees stood to applaud her for half a minute. “If Michigan State students don’t come out on election day, I might not win,” she said.mlive.com
GOP’s Liz Cheney endorses Michigan Democrat Elissa Slotkin in a first
By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated PressRepublican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump who lost her GOP primary has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat. RELATED: Elissa Slotkin, Tom Barrett MI-07 congressional fight expected to be a nail-biterSlotkin is competing against Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. Cheney and Slotkin serve on the House Armed Services Committee, but their shared background in the federal government goes back further. Both have been vocal critics of House Republicans who have sought to downplay the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. “I have come to know Elissa as a good and honorable public servant,” Cheney said in a statement included in the Slotkin campaign’s announcement.mlive.com
Michigan’s closest U.S. House races report lopsided fundraising
Of the first three districts, RealClearPolitics considers all to be toss-up races, while FiveThirtyEight’s predictive model has them all tilting toward wins for Democrats. She has again found herself embroiled in one of the most expensive U.S. House races in the country in a hotly contested race against Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte. Slotkin has spent aggressively since the primary, about $4.5 million, while taking in just about $1.9 million since mid-July. While the fundraising is lopsided and Barrett is being outspent on advertising overall, outside groups have spent slightly more bolstering Barrett’s challenge with attack ads. Related: John James and Carl Marlinga vie for Michigan’s open 10th district congressional seatThere James has raised $5.8 million to Marlinga’s $735,000.mlive.com
Chinese hacking concerns prompt FBI to contact Michigan political parties
Michigan’s Democratic and Republican parties were both contacted by the FBI in recent days to warn about Chinese state hackers probing their digital infrastructure, spokespeople for both parties confirmed Monday. The Washington Post first reported the FBI had been reaching out to state parties in advance of the midterm elections. The newspaper quoted a senior official saying the FBI has taken a proactive stance “trying to prevent” future cyberattacks. Michigan Democratic Party communications director Abby Rubley said party chair Lavora Barnes spoke with the FBI and had a conversation that reflected the content of The Washington Post’s reporting. That official, Chris Inglis, visited Michigan State Police headquarters to highlight the issue in August.mlive.com
Elissa Slotkin, Tom Barrett MI-07 congressional fight expected to be a nail-biter
Barrett, R-Charlotte, represented Michigan’s 71st House district from 2014 through 2018 until he won election to the upper chamber that same year. Further polling from the group Target Insyght also indicated Slotkin has a commanding lead over Barrett by roughly 18 percentage points. MLive has partnered with the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Michigan to provide the Vote411.org voter guide with information about candidates. Both Slotkin and Barrett provided their questionnaire responses, discussing issues such as education, economic security, elections, the environment, energy, social justice and guns. “I am somebody who is pro-life,” Barrett said.mlive.com
Slotkin renting Lansing condo from campaign donor, business executive
U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin is reportedly leasing a residency in Lansing’s Old Town neighborhood from a medical manufacturing firm executive and donor to her congressional campaign, as confirmed by multiple sources. Hollister has also donated $1,850 to Slotkin’s congressional campaign throughout her career in small dollar amounts, according to her campaign. He said Hollister was the circulator of the letter, though the Slotkin campaign maintains the original circulator was U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing. Despite this, Hollister is still registered to vote at the property which Slotkin is renting – as is Slotkin herself. “I have never lived with Rep. Slotkin,” the affidavit, signed by Hollister on Wednesday, Sept. 22, states.mlive.com
Whitmer asks big tech to protect data potentially used in abortion prosecutions
Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter Wednesday to the heads of big tech companies calling on them to take “immediate measures” to protect privacy of users as states restrict abortion access. “We have already begun to see instances of private data used to prosecute women seeking health care. Absent strong and transparent protections, such instances will erode trust in your platforms and products,” Whitmer wrote to the heads of Amazon; Meta, which owns Facebook; Alphabet, the parent company of Google; Apple; and Microsoft. Facebook messages, obtained through a warrant sent to Facebook, proved it was an abortion, not a miscarriage, according to National Public Radio. In June, Slotkin and Warner wrote Google, asking them to address misleading results.mlive.com
Slotkin, Barrett advance to November in tossup Michigan congressional race
LANSING, MI – Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett will face U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin in the Democrat’s bid for reelection to Congress from the Lansing area. Donald Trump won by 0.8%, while Slotkin won by 3.6%. The new 7th district is one of three in Michigan rated as a toss-up by the Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Cook estimates that MI-7 has a 2-percentage-point swing toward Republicans, an opportunity for Barrett, an eighth-year state legislator from Charlotte, to unseat Slotkin. Slotkin has gained an occasional national profile since assuming office 3.5 years ago, and she leads Barrett by far in fundraising.mlive.com
Slotkin nets $1.5M in MI-07, Stevens outraises Levin in MI-11 FEC reports show
She will not face a Democratic primary opponent, though is set to take on Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, come November. And, similar to her, Kildee also reported fundraising in the millions during this fundraising quarter. In his July report, Kildee brought in $1.16 million and ended the quarter with just under $3.3 million left to spend in the campaign season. He reported fundraising $522,302 this quarter while spending $58,888, leaving him with just under $463,414 still on hand. Much like in the 12th U.S. House district, its expected that whoever wins the Democratic primary is likely to go on and represent the district.mlive.com
U.S. House passes bill to aid veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
WASHINGTON, DC — Veterans exposed to noxious fumes and other toxic chemicals near burns pits while stationed overseas are poised to receive expanded health care and disability benefits under legislation that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives this week. “This is one of the most important pieces of legislation I’ve worked on in three and a half years in Congress,” said Slotkin, who serves on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The bill creates a presumptive “service connection” for veterans who developed any of 23 different lung diseases and cancers after being exposed to burn pits while stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. An estimated 3.5 million veterans have been exposed to burn pits, according to a 2015 VA report. A bill that would give PFAS-exposed veterans presumptive health benefits, the VET PFAS Act, was re-introduced by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee in March.mlive.com
Stevens outraising Levin, Slotkin holds big fundraising lead over Barrett in congressional campaign filings
Stevens ended the latest filing period with $2.8 million cash on hand, campaign finance reports show. Stevens also reported raising more money than her primary challenger at the end of 2021. Slotkin leads big over BarrettIn the Lansing-based 7th District, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, raised over $1.3 million the first quarter, with $5.5 million on hand. His campaign reported raising money from more than 12,000 individuals. The congresswoman’s campaign noted that 89% of the $1.3 million she raised came from donors who gave $100 or less.mlive.com
Cornell students from China jeer, walk out on Uyghur student who asked lawmaker about Uyghur genocide
A group of international Chinese students from Cornell University staged a walkout and allegedly booed an Uyghur student during a public service career talk last week. The walkout occurred after Fulbright scholar Rizwangul NurMuhammad spoke during the question-and-answer portion of a talk that was part of a weekly speaker series for the students of Cornell University's Master in Public Administration program on Thursday. NurMuhammad asked guest speaker Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) about why the U.S. and the international community have spoken up against Russia for invading Ukraine yet remain quiet on the issue of the alleged genocide of the Uyghurs, the most persecuted ethnic minority in China.news.yahoo.com
Extreme politics hurt progress. New podcast explores why fixing it is ‘Mandatory’
Even if you haven’t studied political polarization, you’ve probably experienced it. And it’s not just you -- polarization is becoming a defining feature of the American political system. What they learned is summed up in a one-episode special of Mandatory, an MLive podcast. Rick Snyder: ‘If we can’t get along with ourselves, we’re in serious trouble.’Term limits were supposed to fix Lansing. Do you have a politically divided family in our purple state?mlive.com
US to pay $360K to Michigan police agencies that responded to Oxford shooting
OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — The federal government will pay $360,000 to local authorities who responded to the shooting at a Michigan high school in November. Much of the money is going to the Oakland County sheriff’s office, said Slotkin, who represents the Oxford area in Congress. “Our first responders gave everything they could to help Oxford, so it’s only right that we get them quick help in return. His parents are accused of gross negligence and also face charges. Read more on MLive:Ethan Crumbley to plead insanityAttorney asks that civil lawsuits be stalled during criminal prosecutionAccused shooter called self a ‘destroyer of worlds’Accused Oxford shooter kept decapitated bird head in jar in bedroom, prosecution saysmlive.com
Feds sending sixth military medical team to Michigan, will help treat patients at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing
While the omicron variant continues its onslaught, a sixth Michigan hospital will receive federal assistance, at the request of Gov. A 25-person U.S. Department of Defense medical team is heading to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing to help treat COVID-19 and other patients. It will begin working Feb. 7 and provide support for 30 days, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday, Jan. 24. As of Jan. 17, Sparrow Hospital was operating at 96% capacity had 179 COVID-19 patients, including 30 in intensive care, the most current data available from the state health department shows. State health officials continue to ask people to seek COVID-19 vaccines, if they have not already, and get booster shots when eligible.mlive.com
Slotkin announces reelection bid for Michigan’s new 7th Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, will seek reelection in Michigan’s newly drawn 7th U.S. House District. Slotkin currently lives in Holly, which was drawn into the new 9th District, but most of her constituents were drawn into the 7th District. In a statement released shortly after the vote was finalized, Slotkin announced her intention to seek reelection in the new 7th District. Slotkin is reportedly planning to move to the Lansing area to compete in a newly drawn district, according to The Detroit News. State Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, announced his campaign for the 7th District earlier this year.mlive.com
Slotkin to introduce bill punishing gun owners who don’t lock up firearms in response to Oxford shooting
U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, announced plans to introduce legislation requiring gun owners to safely secure firearms or face up to five years in prison if a child uses the weapon to injure themselves or commit a crime. Slotkin drafted the bill in response to a deadly shooting spree at Oxford High School where a 15-year-old suspect allegedly used a handgun that was left unlocked in his parent’s bedroom. Slotkin referenced studies showing between 70 and 90% of guns used in youth suicides, unintentional shootings by kids and school shootings are acquired from their home or the homes of relatives or friends. The congresswoman acknowledged there are millions of responsible gun owners in Michigan, including my own family members. She said her bill is focused on holding irresponsible gun owners accountable when they fail to store their weapons safely.mlive.com
Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin Introduces Legislation Requiring Safe Storage Of Firearms In Wake Of Oxford School Shooting
Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin is introducing legislation on Wednesday that would require the safe storage of firearms in the wake of the Oxford school shooting in her district that left four students dead last month.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan’s U.S. House delegation honors Oxford shooting victims with ‘moment of silence’ on House floor
U.S. House members from Michigan stood in a “moment of silence” at the U.S. Capitol to honor the teen victims of the Oxford High School shooting. The Tuesday shooting killed students Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17 and Justin Shilling, 17. Related: Stabenow, Peters address Oxford High School shooting on U.S. Senate floorSeven others, including six students and a teacher, were injured. Slotkin went on to talk briefly about each teen victim, telling a little about each one’s life. Whitmer orders flags to half-staff in honor of Oxford High School shooting victims‘My heart goes out to the families,’ President Biden says of Oxford High School shootingmlive.com
Michigan lawmaker Tom Barrett announces U.S. House bid with vow to oppose vaccine requirements
Barrett referenced his bout with the coronavirus during his campaign video, noting that he recovered before vaccines were available. Barrett is serving his first term in the Michigan Senate representing a district that was split up through the ongoing redistricting process. He previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing parts of Eaton County from 2015-2018. This will likely pit Barrett against Slotkin, a moderate Democrat serving her second term representing Ingham, Livingston and Oakland counties. Before joining Congress, Slotkin served three tours in Iraq with the CIA and held several positions with the U.S. State Department and the Department of Defense.mlive.com
Flashpoint recap: Congresswoman weighs in on rise of domestic extremism; Detroit City Council members discuss process of distributing marijuana business licenses
DETROIT – On Sunday’s episode of Flashpoint there was a conversation about the rise of domestic terrorism and mass violence with Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. There was also a discussion about marijuana business licenses being distributed by the City of Detroit. Detroit City Council members Janee Ayers, James Tate and Raquel Castaneda-Lopez spoke about the topic. They weighed in on marijuana licensing in the city and the priority to include legacy Detroiters. Segment OneRep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 8th Congressional DistrictSegment TwoDetroit City Council members Janee Ayers, James Tate and Raquel Castaneda-LopezSegment ThreeFlashpoint host Karen Drew wraps up this week’s episode
‘Labels matter’ -- Michigan lawmakers push for stronger federal terrorism laws
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan is once again taking the lead on domestic terrorism across the country. The Homeland Security subcommittee on terrorism -- led by former CIA analyst and Department of Defense official Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin -- argued the U.S. should shift its focus from foreign terrorism to domestic. “While external threats remain, the single greatest threat to our country right now is the threat of domestic terrorism and the tensions and polarization between us,” Slotkin said. AdSlotkin cited a new Homeland Security threat assessment that detailed that 2020 was a perfect storm for radical domestic groups. “Our government must send its own message back by labeling extremist violence as domestic terrorism.
Police request 60-day extension of Guard at US Capitol
National Guard keep watch on the Capitol, Thursday, March 4, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON – The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned. There were no signs of disturbance Thursday, but the Capitol Police's request for extended Guard assistance appeared mired in confusion within various congressional oversight authorities, according to letters obtained by The AP. The more than 5,000 Guard members currently in Washington, D.C., are all slated to go home March 12, ending the mission. AdCapitol Police officials have also told congressional leaders the razor-wire-topped fencing around the Capitol should remain in place for several more months.
Local 4 News at 4 -- Feb. 23, 2021
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 4:Charges announced against 2 men accused of threatening public officialsMichigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced charges against two men accused of threatening public officials. One is accused of leaving threatening messages for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and making threatening calls to Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin.
Michigan lawmakers take on key role in fight against terrorism
WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s been going on in plain sight for decades, but since the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building, the fight against domestic terrorism has become a top priority. READ: Slain Capitol Police officer honored: ‘We will never forget’Two Michigan Legislatures are taking prominent roles in that fight. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who served as an expert in militias and terrorism for the CIA, announced Thursday she will bring that experience to combating domestic terrorism. “We have been dealing with this rise of extremism and domestic terrorism long before Jan. 6,” Slotkin said. “That will change.”Both Peters and Slotkin pointed to Michigan’s strong domestic terrorism laws and hope their home state will be used as examples for both the good and bad as Michigan take the lead role in a national fight.
Michigan congresswoman warns growing threat of domestic terrorism needs more focus
She discussed the terror threats this weekend at the Michigan Capitol where law enforcement officials were on high alert over a scheduled protest. “If domestic terrorism is allowed to flourish that will be a physical threat to our citizens so I’m trying to grapple with that and shift feet,” she said. Michigan is clearly no stranger to domestic terrorists and extremist groups. Long a hot bed for anti-government groups the state has some of the most extensive domestic terror laws on the books. After the inauguration she said finding where these extremist groups are online, and how they train and coordinate will be the first steps in curbing this latest rise in violence.
Michigan members of Congress react to riot at US Capitol
WASHINGTON – Michigan’s congressional delegation either evacuated or was told to shelter in place in their offices Wednesday when a group of supporters for President Donald Trump stormed into the US Capitol. Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) was on the House floor when rioters overran the Capitol police. Kildee and his colleagues were evacuated, and he blames the president for inciting the riot. READ: Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn electionCongresswoman Lisa McClain (MI-10) was also in the House along with Kildee, and she was also evacuated. McClain said she would still consider an objection to some state’s electoral votes but found the president’s response to the riot to be not enough.
Michigan representatives react to riots as pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown
READ: Pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown: Follow live coverageAt about 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown as groups breached the Capitol steps. https://t.co/iKYIGCvFk1 — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021I am safe in a secure location. — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021We have been told the Capitol is now secure. — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021Haley StevensCongresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) released two tweets. @realDonaldTrump should demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately.
Flashpoint 12/6/20: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist discusses findings of study on COVID and minorities
DETROIT – The second surge of the coronavirus is leaving many asking for help from lawmakers in Washington. Garlin Gilchrist which this week released findings on a new study of the virus. Gilchrist was on Flashpoint Sunday and discussed findings of the study. Segment OneMichigan Democratic congresswoman, Elissa SlotkinSegment TwoMichigan Republican congressman, Paul MitchellSegment ThreeLt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist
Michiganders on shortlist for President-Elect Joe Biden cabinet jobs
DETROIT – After Michigan played such a key role in his election many are expecting President-Elect Joe Biden to tap Michiganders to be part of the new administration. Several names of Michigan Democrats have already been floated just days before Biden is set to name more picks. The United Auto Workers and Communications Workers unions have thrown support behind the sophomore representative earlier this month. Biden has responded to calls for more progressive cabinet members by saying they already have “significant representation.”For weeks Gov. Dane County was the second and last county to finish its recount, reporting a 45-vote gain for Trump.
AP: Democrat Elissa Slotkin wins reelection to U.S. House in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Democrat Elissa Slotkin has won reelection to U.S. House in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, the Associated Press reports. Slotkin has defeated Republican challenger Paul Junge with 51% of the votes in Tuesday’s General Election. Follow here: Michigan election updates on Nov. 4, 2020
Live updates: Election results for Slotkin, Junge in Michigan US House race on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Michigan U.S. House District 8 here. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race Results🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
'We can disagree without being disagreeable’ -- Rep. Elissa Slotkin responds to death threats
DETROIT – Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin said she received a violent threat and she’s sounding the alarm about an increasingly volatile election. Slotkin said she’s seen both Republicans and Democrats targeted this election. Despite that, Slotkin said threats have been escalating during this election cycle. But she added she wants Michiganders to push back against rising threats of violence as we get closer to the election. We will not resort to violence and threats," Slotkin said.
Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin responds to violent and disturbing threat
DETROIT – Candidate and incumbent in the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Democrat Elissa Slotkin, issued a statement Sunday in response to a violent phone call she recently received. Upon investigation, they determined that the individual was unlikely to pose an actual threat, which was a relief. I’m grateful for the efforts of the U.S. Capitol Police and law enforcement agencies here in the 8th District for their swift work,” said Slotkin. According to Slotkin, this is not the first time violent threats have been directed at her or members of the candidate’s team. Slotkin is facing off against Republican Paul Junge in the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.
General Election results for Michigan U.S. House District 8 on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Michigan U.S. House District 8 here. Find more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Army: No requests made for use of troops around election
Army leaders said Tuesday that they have not received any requests to use active-duty or National Guard troops for possible civil unrest surrounding the presidential election next month, but are ready to do so if called on. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said no government agencies have asked for military troops. Thousands of National Guard troops, however, were used in Washington and in states across the nation to help law enforcement. The Army leaders on Tuesday also addressed other issues surrounding possible unrest. He and other Army leaders sat socially distant during the event and wore masks whenever they were not speaking.
Watch: Michigan's 8th Congressional District candidates Slotkin, Junge debate
DETROIT – From health care, racial justice to trade policies voters in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District have a lot to consider in one of the state’s most competitive races. On Sunday morning candidates in the race, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge debated each other live on Flashpoint. Segments one and twoCandidates in the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge. RELATED HEADLINES
Flashpoint 9/27/20: Candidates in race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District debate
DETROIT – From health care, racial justice to trade policies voters in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District have a lot to consider in one of the state’s most competitive races. On Sunday morning candidates in the race, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge debated each other live on Flashpoint. RELATED HEADLINESSegments one and twoCandidates in the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Sept. 27, 2020
On Saturday, police arrested Devontae Lamar Berrien in connection with a double shooting that happened on Detroit’s west side. On Sunday morning candidates in the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, Democrat and incumbent Elissa Slotkin and Republican Paul Junge, will debate each other live on Flashpoint. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 121,427 as of Sunday morning, including 6,723 deaths, state officials report. The latest update represents 901 new cases and 15 additional deaths. Yesterday the state confirmed a total of 95,051 recoveries.
Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election
Amid the uproar, Trump said anew he's not sure the election will be “honest." But his increased questioning before any result is setting off alarms ahead of an Election Day like no other. But it doesn’t surprise me.”On Capitol Hill, Trump's possible refusal to accept the election results has been discussed privately for weeks as lawmakers consider options. Before the 2016 election, much as now, Trump refused to commit to accepting the results during the summer. “I have to see,” Trump said two months ago on “Fox News Sunday.” “No, I’m not going to just say yes.
Remembering John Lewis: Michigan leaders pay tribute to iconic civil rights leader
DETROIT Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon, has died at the age of 80 on Friday after a six-month battle with stage four pancreatic cancer. The youngest and last surviving member of the Big Six civil rights activists, Lewis dedicated his life to fighting for equality. Leaders react to passing of civil rights iconMichigan Governor Gretchen WhitmerCongressman John Lewis was a civil rights legend who stood firmly on the front lines of our nations history. He touched the hearts of America as a Civil Rights icon in this country for decades. I will forever remember his stories of the Civil Rights movement, constant words of encouragement and the reminder to get into good trouble.
Attorneys for both families in viral Orion Township confrontation speak out
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The attorneys for both families involved in a viral confrontation are speaking out about what happened Wednesday. The gun drawn altercation between Jillian and Eric Wuestenberg; and Takelia Hill and her daughters went viral, leading to felony charges. They saw this,” said Chris Quinn, the Hill family attorney. He served his country very well,” said Terry Johnson, the Wuestenberg family attorney. Quinn believes Jillian Wuestenberg should have deescalated the argument with the 15-year-old girl and Johnson believes charges should be filed against Hill.