‘Canary in the Coal’: Is Elissa Slotkin’s victory a warning to political extremists?

It was well past midnight. There was an enthusiastic graduate vibe in the war room, and on spreadsheets, staff jumped out of their chairs and high-fived, “— Yes!” And sometimes it’s covered up by the Grundhauser. Along with the good news for the team, there was also bad news for other Democrats, but ultimately not so much. After a pleasant trip, Slotkin returned to his room to hear the good news from South Lyon. When CNN called her friend Virginia Congressman. Another Democrat Elaine Luria with a national security background. Slotkin was briefly distracted by her own good news. “It’s Jimmy’s real kick.” But a list posted on one wall of the highly contested Democratic primary showed the majority of victories as Cook monitored primaries across the country and systematically circled Democrat winners in blue. After 1 a.m., the last faithful clock party attendee strangled, and her staff and the rest of the key members of the family received final spreadsheet readings and updates from Slotkin herself. She was still losing by 9,000 votes, but she feels “very confident.” All her open votes were from the constituency in her favor. Michigan pushed polling places and had to wait hours on campus, but some students waited in line for three hours after voting ended. Of all places, a 13-vote victory in Howell justified the theory that it appeared in the Red Territory, and there was a nice chain of anti-extremism around the idea of ​​Jewish women winning in former KKK territory. And around 3 am, the first large-scale absentee ballots began in Ingham County and she began to lead. She and her team knew it was over. So did her opponent, State Sen, very quickly. Tom Barrett, who asked her to make concessions to her at 3:30 a.m., had a “simple” and “courteous” conversation with Slotkin to reporters. (Barrett questioned Biden’s 150,000-vote victory in Michigan in 2020, and the concessions were notable because he visited the Trump White House in the days after the election to discuss the results.) As for the lessons her race has learned nationwide, , she was still sorting meanings. Midwest Democrats had an unusually good night, including encouraging results in the House primaries in Michigan, Ohio and Kansas. However, several coastal Democrats, including New York’s House Campaign Director, were defeated. “I don’t fully understand it,” Slotkin said. “But I can say that in the Midwest, we can’t have a full conversation in this region unless we’re talking about the future of the economy and the profession. … you need to figure out today’s problem and see if it has anything to do with someone’s real life. And I think we could do that in the Midwest.” Results elsewhere may be necessary, but have shown that such a message is not sufficient. US Rep. Tim Ryan lost the Senate primary in Ohio to JD Vance, a Trump-backed candidate. But it also exceeded expectations. Slotkin still hopes that there will be two healthy parties in the United States arguing over pragmatic and pragmatic policies. Especially because she is eager to enact policies to make things work in Michigan. Michigan residents have been warning about outsourcing their supply chains for 30 years, she said, and the coronavirus has dramatically proven they are right not only in the face mask battle, but also in the shortage of microchips that are closed because GM plants are in their area. “A lot of people in Washington seem to be talking about supply chain issues, especially microchips, as a policy issue,” she said. It is an economic security issue here. In this state, whether I go to work tomorrow or not, sitting at home is like not earning my full salary.” She also commented on the impact on national security. It’s like the supply chain has not moved to Canada, but to China and places vulnerable to China. The United States has laws and policies governing the military equipment supply chain. “We cannot outsource tanks to China. But that’s why we extrapolate the same kind of policy when we think about certain important items.” This includes food. She is seriously considering joining the Agricultural Council. “I think food security should be treated as a national security issue,” she said. The next Congress was still taking shape when Slotkin and I last had a phone call on Thursday. Some speculated that Republicans would hold a narrow majority, and some speculated that this could mean a Republican era in chaos. Internal divisions could limit the caucus’s legislative powers, as the narrow Democrat majority did for most of 2020. [Republicans] Don’t spend the next two years investigating Hunter Biden. And they really want to show the American people that they can rule.” Especially after talking about the economy a lot of the time in the middle cycle. “But if they go that route, we’ll have to let them shoulder the ropes themselves.” The good news is that she didn’t know about the major primary contesting for results. Even the 2020 election skeptics, who won Michigan’s votes, have admitted to the primary. “I personally believe that Michigan and elsewhere have shown that we are returning to a more pragmatic and rational approach to electing civil servants.” If not, she knew what her own role was. “All I can do is win.” EDIT: Previous versions of this story misrepresented the state legislator. Sarah Anthony is Michigan’s first black female state senator.
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