Midterm results: Democrat Elissa Slotkin beats Republican Tom Barrett in Michigan house race

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) triumphed over Republican challenger Tom Barrett to represent Michigan’s newly drawn 7th District, in a race that became a battleground of competing endorsements.

Slotkin portrayed herself as a moderate Democrat with a history of working closely with Republicans, while also appealing to the other side of the aisle by flexing her national security credentials.

State Sen. Barrett portrayed himself as a patriotic, Trump-allied conservative, stressing his veteran status as having served in Iraq, despite his opposition to the war.

While
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