Detmer Recognized as the Only Conservative Running to Challenge Democrat Elissa Slotkin
JD Rucker of NOQReport said Mike Detmer “has emerged as the Constitutional Conservative in the race” to challenge the vulnerable Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.
Election fallout stemming from the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump has been developing for some time, even before they are put on record supporting it later this week. Some sitting members of Congress are becoming more vulnerable by supporting the attack on the President, including Elissa Slotkin in Michigan’s 8th district. She was met with boos when she declared her support for impeachment despite running as a “moderate” Democrat in 2018.
One Republican running for the opportunity to take her down in the general election has emerged as the constitutional conservative in the race. We caught up with Mike Detmer to see how he reacted to questions important to voters in the swing district that was firmly held by Republicans until the last midterms. After winning by 16 points in 2016, Republican incumbent Mike Bishop lost to Slotkin by a narrow margin in 2018.
Flipping the seat back to red is a high-priority for the GOP as they look for opportunities to regain control of the House of Representatives. MI-8 is going to be a high-profile race. We asked Detmer about his plans to flip the seat and what he’ll do if he wins.