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Governor James Blanchard Endorses Elissa Slotkin for U.S. Senate

Courtesy of Slotkin Press

“These are serious times, and it’s going to take a skilled, experienced leader in the Senate to tackle our biggest challenges and get things done. Elissa is up for that challenge, and her background is all the proof you need to be sure of that.”

Today, former Michigan Governor James Blanchard endorsed Elissa Slotkin for U.S. Senate. Blanchard, who also served as a member of Congress and as U.S. Ambassador to Canada, is the first statewide elected official to make an endorsement in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race. Blanchard announced his support for Slotkin in an op-ed published by the Macomb Daily. “Elissa is the type of leader who comes along once in a generation, and I’ve seen many come and go, from mayors to legislators to Presidents,” Blanchard wrote. “From my years serving as a member of Congress and as Michigan’s Governor, I’ve seen what it takes to put the microphone down and listen, and to stand firm when Michigan needs you.There’s no leader in Michigan today who is more prepared to do that in the U.S. Senate than Elissa … At a time when our politics are so deeply polarized, Elissa has found a way to deliver for Michiganders as any true public servant would. Whether it was helping to pass the bill that capped the cost of insulin for seniors at $35 per month, the biggest expansion of veterans’ health care in decades, or a landmark bill like the CHIPS Act to bring critical manufacturing back to places like Michigan, Elissa has shown her unique ability to get things done in Washington, D.C.”

Read former Governor Jim Blanchard’s full op-ed HERE Since entering the Senate race in February, Slotkin has been endorsed by Rep. Haley Stevens, Gabby Giffords & Giffords PAC, EMILY’s List, VoteVets, End Citizens United / Let America Vote, and Foreign Policy for America.

She also picked up support from 14 major labor unions representing more than 100,000 Michigan workers, including the Michigan Building Trades Council, the Michigan Pipe Trades Association, the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) and the Michigan State Conference of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) among others.

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