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Mari Manoogian

State Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township) has garnered a reputation as a hard-working campaigner after flipping the 40th House District in 2018, in part thanks to her supporters knocking on an estimated 50,000 doors – 10,000 of which she did herself. This time around the pandemic put the kibosh on in-person campaigning. Hence, a social media-oriented outreach for the November 2020 vote, including a column in early September in Teen Vogue, sister publication to noted fashion rag Vogue. The teen version's last print issue was December 2017, but its online following notched 4.475 million visitors this past May. In her column, Manoogian argues that state legislatures have become increasingly important to protect an array of personal rights now that the U.S. Supreme Court looks to be moving solidly into conservative territory. A smart farm-system approach to building a base of voter support. Manoogian also scored an appearance on the Joy Reid MSNBC show the night after the presidential debate to offer her opinion on the Trump debacle. Although Reid's show is akin to preaching to the choir in terms of viewers' political leanings, any broadcast appearance has got to benefit Manoogian’s name recognition.


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