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Campaign war chests grow as Michigan lawmakers ready for U.S. House battles

2022-02-02T12:39:00+00:00

Melissa Nann BurkeRiley Beggin The Detroit News Washington — Michigan members of Congress are stocking their war chests ahead of what promises to be an expensive campaign season following redistricting, including potentially two incumbent-on-incumbent primaries. The primary crunch for incumbents is because Michigan is losing a seat in Congress, going from 14 to 13 districts, as a result of slow population growth relative to other states. Read Full Article

Campaign war chests grow as Michigan lawmakers ready for U.S. House battles2022-02-02T12:39:00+00:00

Michigan has had a Black member of Congress since 1955. Will that change in 2023?

2022-02-02T12:41:35+00:00

Michigan’s new independent redistricting commission made waves last month by approving a new congressional map for the next 10 years that likely will force some incumbents to run against one another. This month, U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), the only African-American member of Michigan’s congressional delegation, announced she won’t seek reelection this fall. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), who is Palestinian American, holds the other Southeast Michigan seat and has said she will run this year. Now, as several candidates began to offer their names for the two newly reconfigured metro Detroit-area House districts, some Black leaders are concerned about whether any African Americans [...]

Michigan has had a Black member of Congress since 1955. Will that change in 2023?2022-02-02T12:41:35+00:00

Heart of the Primaries 2022, Democrats-Issue 6

2022-01-21T12:44:21+00:00

By Amee LaTour In Newsletters January 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM Shanelle Jackson launches primary challenge to Rep. Rashida Tlaib On Jan. 14, former state Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) announced she would challenge U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) in the Democratic primary for Michigan’s newly redrawn 12th Congressional District. Jackson ran against Tlaib in the 2018 Democratic primary for the 13th District, which Tlaib won with 31% of the vote. Jackson received 5%. Jackson said in a recent interview with Jewish Insider, “I think we’ll be very different, obviously, in our approaches. I don’t hate banks. I don’t hate subprime lenders. I know, as an African American that has [...]

Heart of the Primaries 2022, Democrats-Issue 62022-01-21T12:44:21+00:00

At the Races: Build back bite-sized

2022-02-02T12:45:24+00:00

By Kate Ackley and Stephanie Akin Posted January 20, 2022 at 2:30pm Welcome to At the Races! Each week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call campaign team. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. One year into Democratic control of Washington, the GOP can hardly contain its glee about the party’s prospects for the midterms in 292 days. It’s almost as if Republicans are not only measuring the drapes but also scheduling a contractor to come in and install a bay window next year. And they do have cause for optimism given historical trends, [...]

At the Races: Build back bite-sized2022-02-02T12:45:24+00:00

Rashida Tlaib’s Dem challenger accuses her of ‘anti-Semitic rhetoric’: ‘She goes crazy’

2022-01-19T19:04:39+00:00

Tlaib called Israel a  "violent apartheid system" last year By Brie Stimson | Fox News A Michigan Democrat who says she plans to challenge far-left U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib in a primary for an open U.S. House seat in the state this fall has accused the Detroit congresswoman of "anti-Semitic rhetoric." "When she gets that mic in front of her, she goes crazy and goes to many extremes," Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan state representative from 2007-2012, told the Jewish Insider in an interview published Friday. "I really feel like it’s now or never as it pertains to being able to sort of shut her down and calm down some [...]

Rashida Tlaib’s Dem challenger accuses her of ‘anti-Semitic rhetoric’: ‘She goes crazy’2022-01-19T19:04:39+00:00

Democratic primary challenger blasts Rashida Tlaib for ‘antisemitic rhetoric’

2022-01-19T18:59:04+00:00

by Kate Scanlon, Reporter | January 14, 2022 11:56 AM Washington Examiner Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan legislator, will challenge Rep. Rashida Tlaib in the Democratic primary for the redrawn 12th Congressional District, arguing her pro-business policies and support for Israel set her apart from the far-left congresswoman. Jackson told Jewish Insider, “I’ve been rallying the troops.” “I think there’s a great opportunity there,” Jackson said, adding she plans to launch her campaign in February. Michigan’s independent redistricting commission released in December a set of maps reflecting the state’s new congressional boundaries after it lost a seat due to comparatively [...]

Democratic primary challenger blasts Rashida Tlaib for ‘antisemitic rhetoric’2022-01-19T18:59:04+00:00

Former Michigan state legislator mounts challenge to Rashida Tlaib

2022-01-19T18:42:51+00:00

Detroit native Shanelle Jackson served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012 By Matthew Kassel - Jewish Insider  January 14, 2022 Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan state legislator in Detroit who now works in the private sector, told Jewish Insider on Thursday that she intends to challenge Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in the open-seat Democratic House primary for the newly drawn 12th Congressional District. “I’ve been rallying the troops,” Jackson, who said she is planning to formally launch her campaign in mid-February, told JI in a phone interview. “I think there’s a great opportunity there.” The face-off sets up [...]

Former Michigan state legislator mounts challenge to Rashida Tlaib2022-01-19T18:42:51+00:00

Every American Should Be Afforded Quality Health Care

2018-06-06T13:20:14+00:00

I believe that healthcare is a human right. As such, Access to affordable, quality health care for all Michiganders is of the utmost importance to me. We must strengthen consumer protections and keep health care costs low, so that more families can purchase coverage and small businesses can offer coverage to their employees. We must protect and strengthen Medicare and ensure Michigan gets its fair share of resources so that families can access health services such as annual wellness visits, mammograms and screenings that help prevent and treat serious conditions. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act set us on the path to [...]

Every American Should Be Afforded Quality Health Care2018-06-06T13:20:14+00:00

Pay Equity

2018-06-01T18:28:05+00:00

Although we have made great strides in recent years – including the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act – we must continue fighting to make sure our Michigan mothers, sisters and daughters receive the same opportunities as our fathers, brothers and sons. Unfortunately in this decades-long fight we have barely budged the pay gap and it continues to cost women tens of thousands of dollars each year. The Michigan legislature has the power to pass laws that ensure pay equity in our state. In Michigan, women are paid just 74 cents for every $1 men make – [...]

Pay Equity2018-06-01T18:28:05+00:00

Shanelle Jackson will fight to ensure all public schools in the 13th District get the resources they need!

2018-05-31T17:18:41+00:00

Today we live in a truly global society where the United States is competing with the rest of the world. The key to coming out on top is building a foundation through the education of our young people. It starts with investing in early education and our elementary schools and continues through college and other forms of secondary education. All of our public schools must have the resources to provide children with a high-quality education and college must be more affordable for all families, not just a privileged few. Unfortunately in Michigan, that has not been the case in recent [...]

Shanelle Jackson will fight to ensure all public schools in the 13th District get the resources they need!2018-05-31T17:18:41+00:00