STEVENS V. LEVIN, ROUND 2
We’ve got a few more months of this battle for the Democratic nod in the newly redistricted 11th, between Haley Stevens and Andy Levin, punching it out to represent Oakland County. In the first quarter funding report for 2022, we have to give it to Stevens, who raised $1.1 million in the quarter, and has $2.8 million cash on hand. Levin raised his fair share, picking up $750,000 for the quarter, with almost $1.5 million cash on hand. But we’re calling out his campaign’s email claims on a couple of occasions that Stevens is getting money from “special interest groups writing her massive checks” or money from the “same special interest group that has committed to supporting the campaigns of Republicans who spout Trump’s Big Lie.” We read through both of their campaign financial reports. Levin’s carping, we’re sure intended to burnish his “progressive” bonafides, just doesn’t hold up. Both candidates have received substantial checks from PACs, be they businesses and/or unions.