READY FOR CLOSE UPS
Once Kowall, Epstein, Kesto, Raczkowski and Bonds fight each other, the real battle will begin for the seat in the November general election. Democratic candidate Haley Stevens, who is running against fellow Democrats Suneel Gupta, Rep. Tim Greimel and Dan Haberman in the primary for the 11th District, has received a lot of love from national magazines, beginning in April 2017 from Time Magazine in an article, “Inside the Grassroots Movement to Groom a New Generation of Democratic Candidates.” In September, she was highlighted in a New Republic article, “Running on hope,” how former Obama staffer Ravi Gupta is recruiting a fresh slate of candidates to take down Trump. And in January 2018, she was in New York magazine’s The Cut feature, “10 Women Running for Political Office to Watch in 2018,” along with fellow 11th District candidate Fayrouz Saad. Also featured in The Cut article is 8th Congressional District candidate Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat who returned to Holly from three tours in Iraq in intelligence and then work in the Defense Department to take on Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Rochester). Slotkin, Saad and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer also rank a mention in a February New York article, “The Other Women’s March on Washington.” Can’t say no one is noticing Michigan.