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Miles Taylor, a member of the Department of Homeland Security from 2017-2019, and former Republican New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman (1994-1921) caused quite a stir with an October 11 op-ed piece in The New York Times urging members of their party to vote for Democrats in coming elections to counter the extremist drift of the GOP of late and to defend democracy that is now threatened. They specifically singled out Michigan Rep Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) as a candidate that must be kept with backing from Republican voters. Slotkin, along with fellow House member Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills), was recently lumped in a Cook Political Report assessment of House incumbents most at risk come the 2020 election cycle, although it’s anyone’s guess what the newly fashioned political districts will look like for the coming year. The districts for both Slotkin and Stevens – as proposed by the new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission – will prove to be game-changers, no matter which of several proposed maps get adopted before the end of the year. Keep tuned here.


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