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Rep. Slotkin announces U.S. Senate bid


The Democratic Senate nomination seems to be coalescing around Slotkin

Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin is formally announcing her bid for the U.S. Senate.

Earlier this year, Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow said she will not seek re-election when her term ends.

Speaking on WDET’s Detroit Today, Slotkin says she’s got work to do to raise her profile statewide:

“So it's just been a ton of coffee a ton of conversations a ton of visits with folks who are not in my current district so a ton of time in Detroit and in the suburbs of Detroit”

The Democratic Senate nomination seems to be coalescing around Slotkin.

Democratic State Senator Mallory McMorrow and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist recently announced they will not seek the office.

On the Republican side, State Board of Education Member Nikki Snyder and small business owner Michael Hoover are the only ones to file paperwork to make a bid for the senate.

Freshman U.S. Representative John James, who lost two previous campaigns for the U.S. Senate says he’ll run for re-election in his Congressional district.

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