Nov 9, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Rep. Slotkin wins re-election in close Michigan House race

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin won reelection

Rep. Elissa Slotkin greets supporters before speaking at her election night watch party on Nov. 8. Photo: Sarah Rice/Getty Images

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin won re-election in Michigan’s newly created 7th District, edging out Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett, the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: Slotkin earned the support of Rep. Liz Cheney last month in the Republican lawmaker’s first formal endorsement of a Democratic candidate.

The big picture: The race for the 7th District, which includes congressional lines drawn last year, could prove to be pivotal in overall control of the House of Representatives.

  • Slotkin was first elected in 2018 to represent Michigan's 8th District. The 7th District, created last year, spans mid-Michigan from Charlotte to just west of Flint and some Detroit suburbs, according to Michigan Radio.
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