Michigan Representative Elissa Slotkin at her election rally in East Michigan, Lansing, last November. Slotkin, who was reelected to her House for a third term in the 2022 midterm elections, announced Monday she will run for the 2024 Senate.
Mihigan Representative Elissa Slotkin at a campaign rally in East Lansing, Michigan last November. Slotkin, who was reelected to the House for a third term in the 2022 midterm elections, announced Monday that he will run for the Senate in 2024.
Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin announced Monday that she will run for Senator Debbie Stabenow’s seat in 2024, making her the first Democrat to declare a bid for a battleground state.
The announcement was made on Monday morning via a video posted on his Slotkin social media platform. Today, I am announcing Michigan’s candidacy for the next U.S. Senate.
We need a new generation of leaders who think differently, work harder and never forget that we are *public servants* pic.twitter.com/L8cLgEUwnA
— Elissa Slotkin (@ElissaSlotkin) February 27, 2023
“We need a new generation of leaders who think differently, work harder and never forget that we are civil servants,” Slotkin said in a statement. No problem, we need enthusiastic citizens and principled leaders.”
Despite being the only Democrat to announce a formal candidacy, she is her third candidate to officially run for office in 2024. Two Republicans, Michael Hoover and Nicky Snyder, have already announced their candidacy. Hoover is a businessman-turned-politician newcomer, while Snyder now serves on the state school board.
Slotkin was reelected to her third term in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections. After Stabenow announced his resignation, Slotkin suggested he was considering running for Senate.
In her announcement video, she says the call to her civil service came to her on September 11, 2001, when she was just two days into graduate school in New York City. “Once the smoke cleared, I knew I wanted to pursue her public service career to defend my country,” Slotkin recalled.
According to her autobiography page, Slotkin was recruited to work as a foreign analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency under then-Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, including three trips to Iraq. it was done. Before turning to politics, he served as a senior Pentagon official from 2012-2014.
She will turn 73 in April of this year. Stabenow retains her seat as Michigan’s first woman to become a senator in 2000. Before Stabenow ran for the Senate, she served in the House of Representatives, representing the same constituency that Slotkin currently represents.
Mike Berg, communications director for the National Republican Senate Committee, said in a statement in January that conservatives would “aggressively attack this seat” in 2024 in hopes of winning it back from Democrats. I will,’ he said.
Berg continued, “This could be the first time many Senate Democrats have chosen to retire rather than lose.