FAST & FURIOUS
Republicans are determined to stop Democratic juggernaut Elissa Slotkin, who flipped the perennial 8th congressional district blue in 2018. Paul Junge, who won the Republican primary to man the helm in November, might need to command a Brinks truck, because Slotkin, a former CIA-operative who did three tours of duty in Iraq before double stints at the Pentagon under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and came home to run for the district that covers Rochester, Rochester Hills, northern Oakland and parts of Livingston and Ingham counties, raised $1.4 million last quarter – and $6.1 million for the election cycle. Her cash on hand is a forbidding $5 million. Junge, on the other hand, raised $780,147 last quarter – $505,000 which was a loan to himself. He has cash on hand of $445,852.