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There isn’t any looming battle between local incumbents in the state Senate, where Democratic Senators Mallory McMorrow, Rosemary Bayer and Jeremy Moss have all played nice on their newly reconfigured districts – even though they will all have to potentially represent some new communities. McMorrow, who currently represents Royal Oak, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Rochester and Rochester Hills in the 13th District, in 2022 will go for the new 8th District, covering Birmingham, Clawson, Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Oak Park, Royal Oak Township and part of Detroit. In a fundraising email, she acknowledges her new district is very competitive, and expects a primary challenge. “Next year, we’ll be running in a solidly Democratic district instead of a swing state. That means we’re much more likely to have a primary opponent (or a few), but that winner will most likely win the general election and the seat,” she wrote. There was speculation that Bayer would run in the 7th District, which runs from Waterford, Lake Angelus, Auburn Hills and Pontiac in the north through Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills to Franklin, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Lathrup Village, Southfield and part of Detroit, but Moss has announced that he will be running in that district. He currently represents Southfield, while Bayer represents Bloomfield Township, Franklin, Beverly Hills and Bingham Farms, and said she is moving from her Beverly Hills home to a new home in the 13th District, comprising West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, part of Commerce Township, Farmington Hills, Northville, Novi and Plymouth.

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