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Josh Bitterman

So far, just one Republican has thrown his hat into the ring to try to take on the winner of the Levin/Stevens Democratic primary to try to take the 11th District in November and flip it red. However, that candidate – Josh Bitterman – knows what it’s like to get into a ring and battle it out. Bitterman, of Pontiac, is a Bloomfield Hills native, attending Way Elementary and Lahser High School, then University of Michigan, and grew up across the street from Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church – and then became a champion mixed martial arts fighter, with an 8-1 record in 2013 in Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting. In 2022, he graduated from U-M’s Ross School of Business, and is currently a small business owner, the co-owner of multiple Goldfish Swim School franchise locations after founding a financial firm, Insignia Wealth Management. Can his experience in business and martial arts prepare him to brawl against one of two two-term Congress folk geared up after a primary struggle? While the district is Democrat-learning, get your gloves on. This will be one to watch – in both August and November.

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