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February 20, 2018

They say “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” And in the Age of Trump, that is proving truer and truer. Mallory McMorrow of Royal Oak told Vice Magazine she became a Democratic candidate for Michigan’s state Senate 13th District (Royal Oak, Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Berkley, Rochester Hills, Rochester and Clawson) running against incumbent Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy) – after Trump’s Access Hollywood tape. You know the one. “I remember thinking, ‘How do you tell your daughters that this is not only acceptable behavior but that it’s laudable?’” She decided to run after having moved to Royal Oak in 2015 after living in New York and Los Angeles. “I never had a key to my house growing up.The doors were never locked...It didn’t matter who had more or who had less...We didn’t talk about “right-wings” or “leftists,” liberals or conservatives, whether you were a Republican or a Democrat,” she says on her website. “Let’s create the communities that we want to see.” But can McMorrow’s passion take down Knollenberg, currently mourning the loss of his father, former Congressman Joe Knollenberg, who served 16 years in the House of Representatives? Knollenberg’s name recognition in the district is huge, and McMorrow, who has lived here just three years, may find it a steep mountain to climb.

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