SEAL OF APPROVAL


As Democratic Congress members Andy Levin (Bloomfield Township, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Ferndale, parts of Macomb County) and Haley Stevens (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Clawson, parts of western Oakland and Wayne counties) are fighting a turf war for the voters’ nod in the upcoming August primary for the redistricted 11th District, they’re also battling it out in who has the most – and most notable – endorsements. It’s a story of one-two punches, with Stevens receiving outgoing Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence’s nod,  for her current sizable portion – equalling one-third – of Oakland County. Stevens has also received endorsements from 14 other Democratic members of Congress, including Eddie Bernice Johnson, Annie Kuster, Brad Schneider, Colin Allred, Lois Frankel, Jackie Speier, Susie Lee, Susan Wild, Cindy Axne, Linda Sanchez, Chris Pappas, Susan DelBene and  Joyce Beatty, the Congressional Black Caucus and AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a powerhouse pro-Israel group which has contributed about $2,900 to Stevens’ campaign directly and also collected $280,000 in individual contributions earmarked for her campaign. As for Levin, he’s crushing it on endorsements, as well, receiving backing from progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren and House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters, along with Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, Reps. Jerry Nadler, Raúl Grijalva, Nydia Velázquez, Mark Pocan, Steve Cohen, Lloyd Doggett, Dwight Evans, Jesús “Chuy” García, Al Green, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Jamie Raskin, along with the liberal Jewish organization J Street and the Muslim-American civil rights group Emgage. Levin also has a whole coterie of union endorsements.

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