The Detroit News reports:
Michigan U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, a Flint-area Democrat whose family has represented Michigan in Congress since 1977, said Thursday he won’t seek reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.
His retirement after six terms will present an opening for House Republicans to try to flip his highly competitive seat in Michigan’s 8th District that covers Genesee, Bay and Saginaw counties and portions of Midland County. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report promptly shifted the seat from “leans” Democrat to a tossup.
Kildee’s reelection last fall was considered the toughest campaign of his career as he sought a sixth term in office. The newly drawn district still slightly favors Democrats, but is more competitive since redistricting and has been a top target for Republicans.
Read the full article. Kildee, who has a 0% rating from the anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation, last appeared here in 2018 when he co-founded the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote the separation of church and state.
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