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Oakland County political gossip

CLEANING UP CRUMBS

October 23, 2018

 

In the race of the Millennial women, Democrat Haley Stevens appears to be solidifying her lock on the 11th District (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Commerce Township, western Oakland County and western Wayne County) versus Republican Lena Epstein. Epstein issued a Republican party poll on October 16, claiming she was now making gains on Stevens. However, numerous unbiased polls, from the New York Times Upshot/Siena College Poll, had Stevens at 45 percent to Epstein at 38 percent, with a five percent margin of error; FiveThirtyEight, had Stevens at 51 percent and Epstein at 44 percent, giving Stevens an 82.9 percent chance of winning. ALG Research released a poll on October 17, giving Stevens a 10-point lead – 44 percent to Epstein’s 34 percent. David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report wrote in October, “Republicans privately acknowledge Democrat Haley Stevens is the favorite over Republican Lena Epstein for this open suburban Detroit seat.” Democratic party leaders and Dem PACs have been running ads regularly reminding voters that Epstein is a Trumpite – her only previous political experience was as Donald Trump’s Michigan co-chair. At a recent Republican fundraiser for Secretary of State candidate Mary Treder Lang, filled with GOP illuminati like Gov. Rick Snyder and former top Michigan GOP chair Bobby Schostak, talk was that Epstein is toast. So, we ask, is it the preview of impending doom that drove the Trump apostle to the show of conservative radio broadcaster Frank Beckmann where she disparaged Stevens with falsehoods (i.e. lies) about Stevens’ time as chief of staff for the Obama auto bailout? 

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