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Rochester and Rochester Hills have long been a Republican bastion – but the times they may be changin’. Just ask former Congressman Mike Bishop – a hometown guy, and former state Representative and state Senator, including Majority Leader – who lost his his seat in 2018 to Democrat Elissa Slotkin. Now Democrat Barb Anness looks to be within striking distance to flip the state House 45th District seat, where current Rep. Michael Webber (R) is term-limited. Anness, a current Rochester Community School Board trustee and small business owner, is running against Republican Mark Tisdel, a Rochester Hills council member. On September 9, actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted her support of Anness, along with fellow Democratic candidates Kelly Breen of Northville for the 38th District; and Julia Pulver of West Bloomfield for the 39th District. ”My friend, Gov. Whitmer, needs a Legislature that works for her, not against her. I need your help to flip the Michigan House and send Republicans packing,” Milano tweeted. Let’s see if voters listen to Hollywood.


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