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U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee Endorses Elissa Slotkin for U.S. Senate

Kildee joins U.S. Reps. Haley Stevens and Hillary Scholten in backing Slotkin for U.S. Senate race

FLINT, Mich. –Today, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-08) endorsed Elissa Slotkin for U.S. Senate. Kildee is headlining a group of 15 officials from across mid-Michigan who are throwing their support behind Slotkin. Slotkin and Kildee will campaign together in Flint on Friday.  

"For the last five years I’ve seen Elissa Slotkin be one of the most effective and hardworking legislators in Congress,” said Kildee. “Elissa has shown an unmatched commitment to her constituents – not just by showing up and listening but by actually finding ways to get things done. Especially on issues like bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, stopping gun violence, and bringing manufacturing and jobs back to places like Michigan, Elissa’s track record is clear. At such a pivotal time for our country and our state, one thing is absolutely certain to me – Elissa Slotkin is the best person to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate.” WHAT: Media availability with U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Dan Kildee, and other local elected officials

WHEN: Friday, January 26 at 10am

WHERE: Flint, Michigan (location provided upon RSVP to, who has represented Flint, Midland, and Saginaw since 2013, is the third member of the Michigan Congressional delegation to endorse Slotkin after Rep. Hillary Scholten and Rep. Haley Stevens declared their support last year.Slotkin has also been endorsed by 19 of the largest unions in Michigan, including the Michigan Education Association (MEA), United Food and Commercial Workers,  the Michigan Building Trades Council, the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), and the Michigan State Conference of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), among others. Those 19 unions collectively represent over 350,000 Michigan workers.Slotkin has also picked up endorsements from former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, State Senator Mallory McMorrow, former Governor Jim Blanchard, Gabby Giffords & Giffords PAC, EMILY’s List, VoteVets, End Citizens United / Let America Vote, Foreign Policy for America, and over 150 Michigan elected officials and community leaders. The full list of local leaders endorsing Slotkin today includes:

  • U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-08)

  • Bay County Executive & former U.S. Representative Jim Barcia 

  • Genesee County Treasurer Deb Cherry

  • Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton 

  • Genesee County Commissioner Dale Weighill

  • Saginaw County Commissioner Jack Tany

  • Former Bay County Road Commissioner Jacob    Hilliker

  • State Representative Jasper Martus (D-Flushing)

  • Former State Representative Charles Brunner

  • Former State Representative Brian Elder

  • Former State Representative Tim Sneller 

  • Fenton City Councilwoman Tracy Bottecelli 

  • Bay City Councilwoman Rachelle Hilliker

  • Saginaw City Councilman Bill Ostash

  • Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools Board of Education Secretary La Cracha Handy


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