BIRMINGHAM (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backing Democrat Haley Stevens for a congressional seat in suburban Detroit.
Stevens is among five Democrats and five Republicans vying for the open 11th District, where GOP Rep. Dave Trott is retiring. The primary is Tuesday.READ MORE: Unemployment In Michigan: 30,816 New Jobless Claims Filed Last Week
In an announcement Sunday, Clinton cited Stevens’ work as chief of staff on a government task force that helped rescue the auto industry. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee says Stevens helped save 200,000 Michigan jobs and would protect gains made through “Obamacare.”READ MORE: If Kids Are Able To Get COVID Vaccine, Health Department May Re-Evaluate Michigan’s Re-Opening Plan
The other Democratic candidates are state Rep. Tim Greimel, former Department of Homeland Security official Fayrouz Saad, tech entrepreneur Suneel Gupta and radio host Nancy Skinner. Saad recently was endorsed by upstart New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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