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We’re not saying it was her goal – as a matter of fact, we know state Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak) was just angry and disturbed with being portrayed as a “predator” and “groomer” who sexualized young children by fellow state Senator Lana Theis (R-Brighton) when she responded with a now viral speech standing up for herself as a “straight, white, Christian, married, suburban mom”...“You can’t claim that you are targeting marginalized kids in the name of quote ‘parental rights’ if another parent is standing up to say no.” Reclaiming her identity had a side benefit, in that she became a media darling, appearing in The New York Times, The Guardian, Business Insider, Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The New Yorker,  Washington Post, The Daily Kos, Yahoo News, National Catholic Reporter, and tons of other Michigan press, and was featured all over broadcast TV, from WDIV’s Flashpoint with Devin Scillian to CNN, CBS, ABC, CNN with Don Lemon, and numerous appearances on MSNBC, as well as a personal call from President Joe Biden, unusual for a state legislator. Considering McMorrow is in a heated state Senate primary contest with fellow Democratic Senator Marshall Bullock II (D-Detroit), the non-calculated move has certainly helped her recognition in the new district. As The New Yorker put it, “A role model for the



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