With Michigan’s primary election filing date rapidly approaching in late April, a couple of local state House representatives are discovering they have a target on their back – and not only from candidates on the opposite side of the aisle. State Rep. Donni Steele (R-Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Auburn Hills, Orion Township) could potentially face her 2022 Democratic opponent, Bloomfield Township’s Shadia Martini, who filed for a rematch with the Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds office in May 2023. But before that, Steele will face a Republican primary opponent. Republican Annette LeBaron of Bloomfield Hills, who one local Republican said is part of the far right faction of the party, filed last April to take Steele on – following her votes (along with the Democratic majority in the House) to officially repeal the 1931 abortion law and for gun safety locks. Steele said at the time, “The 1931 law was no longer enforceable… I don’t agree with Proposal 3 (of 2022, Reproductive Freedom for All) – but it’s constitutional and I have to uphold the Constitution. It passed my district by 63 percent – and I represent my district.” Same with gun locks.