George W. Bush photos appear in Senate campaign ad — of a Democrat

Former President George W. Bush makes two appearances, via old photos, in a 2024 Michigan Senate race campaign ad. Not for likely GOP nominee Mike Rogers, a House member and strong supporter during Bush’s 2001-09 presidency, but for the probable Democratic Senate nominee, Rep. Elissa Slotkin. 

The television ad is an extension of a bipartisan-leaning strategy Slotkin has employed since her initial win, in 2018, of a House district that takes in the state capital of Lansing and stretches to the northwestern Detroit exurbs. Slotkin has styled herself as a centrist who reaches out to Republicans.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), running for an open Senate seat in Michigan, is pushing an ad touting her bipartisan bona fides. It shows photos of the former Defense Department and CIA official meeting with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. (Elissa
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