The district: Michigan’s 7th congressional district (MI-07) is rated as “likely Republican” by the Cook Political Report. In 2016, MI-07 voted for President Trump by a 17-point margin.
Our Candidate: Gretchen Driskell is the Democratic nominee in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District (MI-07). Driskell served as the mayor of Saline, MI for fourteen years before defeating a Republican incumbent to win a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives, which she held for two terms. In 2016, she ran against Republican Rep. Tim Walberg in MI-07, coming up short with 40% of the vote. She is challenging Rep. Walberg, who has represented the district since 2007, to a rematch in 2018.
The district: Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, which includes northern Detroit suburbs and extends through mid-Michigan to Lansing, has been represented by Congressman Mike Bishop since 2015. This district is widely considered a battleground in 2018 and is rated a “toss up” by the Cook Political Report.
Our candidate: Elissa Slotkin served in the CIA under multiple administrations of both parties, as well as in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the White House, State Department, and in senior level positions at the Department of Defense as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Obama Administration.