GRASS NOT GROWING
One Democrat making sure nothing – and no one – is going to get in her way from a second term is freshman Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, representing the 8th District, which she flipped blue in 2018. The district encompasses Rochester, Rochester Hills, northern Oakland County and winds through Livingston and Ingham counties. Slotkin just announced her second quarter of 2020 fundraising total of $1.4 million, which her campaign said came from “riding a wave of grassroots support into the final five months of the 2020 campaign.” Those grassroots efforts are from small donors, $100 or less, Slotkin said. Slotkin made a pledge in her 2018 campaign to decline any contributions from corporate special-interest PACs, and she is continuing to honor her pledge. She reports having $4.7 million cash on hand as of July 15.