SACRED FIGHT


John Lewis
John Lewis

It’s a no-holds-barred battle between sitting Congresspeople Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township, Royal Oak, Berkley, Huntington Woods, most of Macomb County) and Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Clawson, western Oakland and Wayne counties), and that includes fundraising and the airwaves. Levin ticked off several members of the Congressional Black Caucus with a campaign ad not just talking about his relationship with the late Congressman John Lewis (D-Georgia), but using his image as well. According to Punchbowl News, a political newsletter, they had spoken to several members of the caucus, including Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield, West Bloomfield, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Detroit), a Stevens backer, who said they strongly disapproved of Levin featuring Lewis in his ad. We’ve noticed Levin no longer running the ad. Levin has repeatedly attacked Stevens’ acceptance of PAC – political action committee – donations, especially one in particular, a $300,000 bundled donation from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, known as AIPAC. Levin announced he would no longer take corporate PAC donations. However, it’s unknown if corporate PACs, or a leadership PAC or a union PAC, made  any $1,000 suggested PAC contributions at an event in Levin’s support at a recent Capitol baseball game, a flyer of which went out to Levin’s supporters.

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