Michigan Approves New U.S. House Map, Leading to an Incumbent Versus Incumbent Primary

Michigan’s independent redistricting commission voted to adopt the state’s new congressional map Tuesday afternoon, with five of the 13 new districts being potentially competitive as both parties fight for control of the House.

The new map creates competitive seats along Lake Michigan, around the state capital and in metro Detroit. President Joe Biden would have won seven of the districts in 2020, while former President Donald Trump would have won six, according to David Wasserman, a senior editor at the Cook Political Report.

Despite Biden’s narrow edge on the new map, incumbent Democratic Reps. Elissa Slotkin, Dan Kildee and Andy Levin could be forced to run in very competitive seats as their party faces political headwinds ahead of the 2022 midterms. Republican Rep. Peter Meijer may also face a contentious race in 2022, as his current Grand Rapids-based 3rd district was put into a new district that Biden would have won by nine points in 2020, Wasserman said.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Demands Repeal of Longtime Michigan Abortion Ban

A 1930s Michigan law affecting pregnancy termination is under scrutiny as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) attempts to change the subject from her scandals and President Joe Biden’s sagging poll numbers.

On Tuesday, Whitmer demanded the Republican-led legislature repeal a law that effectively bans all abortions in the state.

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Trump-District Dems Who Voted for Impeachment Take Phone Calls, Hide Behind Binders to Dodge Questions

Several Democratic lawmakers from congressional districts carried by the president in 2016 were recorded hiding behind binders and taking phone calls when asked about their votes to impeach President Donald Trump.

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Haley Stevens Will Vote in Favor of Both Articles of Impeachment

Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI-11) announced Tuesday afternoon that she will vote in favor of both articles of impeachment—obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.

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Elissa Slotkin Announces Support for Impeachment, Booed and Cheered at Chaotic Town Hall

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08) announced in a Monday morning op-ed that she will vote in favor of both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump before speaking at a town hall in her home district.

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Elissa Slotkin Helped Start Impeachment Inquiry, Now ‘Undecided’ on Vote

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08) made a public appeal for impeachment hearings in the pages of The Washington Post, but now the freshman Democrat is “undecided” on the articles of impeachment.

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Rep. Dingell Plans ‘100 Percent Clean Economy Act’ in Response to Withdrawal from Paris Accord

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) said she plans to introduce a “100 Percent Clean Economy Act” after President Donald Trump announced that his administration plans to formally withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

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Rep. Dingell Plans ‘100 Percent Clean Economy Act’ in Response to Withdrawal from Paris Accord

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) said she plans to introduce a “100 Percent Clean Economy Act” after President Donald Trump announced that his administration plans to formally withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

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Michigan Voters Tell CNN Impeachment Bolsters Their Support of Trump

CNN recently visited Macomb County, Michigan to ask voters about the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, and found that most people they spoke to saw “impeachment as little more than politics.”

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Taiwanese Immigrant Who Supports President Trump Is Running for Michigan’s 11th District Seat

A former illegal immigrant turned American citizen who supports President Donald Trump announced Monday she is running for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District seat. Whittney Williams is the first GOP member to join the Republican primary hoping to take on incumbent Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI-11).

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