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“People were calling my office and crying their eyes out.”Each, of course, argues that his or her own skill set is the one needed in Washington.
“I like all of my opponents,” Epstein said “(But) none of them are going to win.”Whoever wins, it’s going to be an expensive race — already, as of June 30, the candidates as a group had raised nearly million, compared to the .5 million spent in the same district throughout the election cycle in 2015-16.
Or Stevens, who can legitimately claim a role in perhaps the most consequential federal initiative in Michigan’s recent history: a program that resulted in keeping General Motors and Chrysler afloat.“It was a profound moment of crisis and everybody here knows what it felt like,” said Stevens, who grew up in Birmingham.On the Republican side, Kesto’s raised about 0,000; Kowall, 2,000; Raczkowski, 8,000.Bentivolio reported having raised ,000; Skinner hasn’t reported any fundraising at all. But whatever it looks like, it didn’t work out for Mc Cotter, who after an abortive presidential run, got caught up in a scandal over fraudulent re-election petition signatures.He stepped down, leaving the race to Bentivolio, who was little-known but was the only other person registered for the ballot.
While the Michigan 11th is considered a toss-up this year, it’s been relatively safe ground for Republicans for some time, especially since 2011, when the state Legislature gerrymandered the lines to protect then-U. Rising through western Wayne and Oakland counties, the district sweeps east in a narrowing band avoiding West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Pontiac, then bobs south catching Auburn Hills, Troy, Birmingham.