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May 14, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed attorney David Trott in his Republican primary challenge to freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan’s 11th District.
Bentivolio is one of the most vulnerable incumbents of the cycle. Many on Capitol Hill refer to him as an “accidental congressman” because he came to Washington, D.C., in the aftermath of ex-Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s 2012 ballot implosion.
“On behalf of the U.S. Chamber, I am proud to support Dave Trott for Congress,” said Rob Engstrom, U.S. Chamber senior vice president and national political director. “Dave has a strong record of creating jobs and promoting the principles of free enterprise and leadership in the private sector.”
March 14, 2014
EMILY’S List has endorsed Democratic National Committeewoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan to replace her husband in Congress.
Dingell is already the favorite to replace retiring Democratic Rep. John D. Dingell in Michigan’s 12th District. The only prominent candidate to consider a run backed off last week from competing in the Aug. 5 primary for the seat, which John Dingell has held since replacing his father in 1955.
But the backing by EMILY’s List, which helps Democratic women who support abortion rights, offers the potential for significant financial support should Dingell face a surprisingly competitive race.
“Debbie Dingell is a strong Democratic leader with over 30 years of experience as a business executive, and she is deeply committed to helping Michigan women and families have a fair shot,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a news release. “The EMILY’s List community — now more than three million members strong — is proud to endorse this champion for Michigan to represent the 12th Congressional District.”
The general-election race is rated Safe Democrat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.
February 25, 2014
Democratic National Committeewoman Debbie Dingell is expected to announce her candidacy for Michigan’s 12th District on Friday, according to multiple news outlets.
February 24, 2014
For the first time in 81 years, Michigan Democrats are contemplating a Congress without a Dingell.
Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., announced his retirement on Monday, finishing his 29th full term in the House after succeeding his father in the southeastern Michigan district. In the wake of his announcement, Democrats are already touting the congressman’s wife, Debbie, as the most serious contender for his seat.
(Update: Indeed, Debbie Dingell is expected to announce her candidacy on Friday.)
Updated 11:32 a.m. | Rep. John D. Dingell, the longtime Michigan Democrat and dean of the House, will announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election.
“I’m not going to be carried out feet first,” Dingell said in an interview with the Detroit News.
“I find serving in the House to be obnoxious,” Dingell, 87, added in the interview. “It’s become very hard because of the acrimony and bitterness, both in Congress and in the streets.”
November 5, 2013
House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer has jam-packed several campaigning events and fundraisers over recess on behalf of House candidates.
The Maryland Democrat’s tour will take him to Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts, where he will campaign and fundraise for a handful of House contenders and one incumbent over the next few days.
Hoyer is only campaigning for challengers who have made the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Jumpstart program, according to a release from his leadership PAC, AmeriPAC. Candidates in Jumpstart have received the committee’s de facto seal of approval.
Here are the districts where Hoyer is scheduled to campaign on Wednesday and Friday: Full story