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Democratic primary voters in Macomb and Oakland Counties, especially women, need to know that Ellen Lipton will fight for them on the issues that matter most – health care and education. 


 


Ellen isn’t a typical politician. A mom, biochemist and patent attorney, she was first inspired to run after being diagnosed with M.S. at age 27 and then fighting to overturn Michigan’s ban on stem cell research.  


 


Through her own experience, Ellen strongly supports universal health care. In Congress, Ellen will fight to expand affordable health care and stand up to drug companies and the insurance industry. 


 


Ellen is also a proven advocate for Michigan children. In the Legislature, Ellen fought Betsy DeVos’ efforts to privatize public schools, and Ellen is the founder of the Michigan Promise Zone Association, which provides free college tuition and technical training and certification programs to graduating high school students who couldn’t otherwise afford it. In Congress, Ellen will stand up to Betsy DeVos and fight for debt-free college and trade school nationwide.


 

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By: The Oakland County Times2018 Candidate Interview: Ellen Lipton for Congress, 9th DistrictBerkley, Clawson, Centerline, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Bloomfield Township, Clinton Township, Royal Oak Township and Southfield Township, MI Ellen Lipton is running for Congress in the 9th District on the Democratic Primary Aug. 7, 2018. Also on the Democratic ballot are Martin Brook, and Andy Levin.Candius Stearns is running unopposed in the Republican Primary.The winner of the Democratic Primary willSEE DETAILS <span class="more-l...

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By Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit NewsI recently got an email from EMILY’s List, a powerful organization that seeks to elect Democratic, pro-abortion rights women. And while I don’t often agree with the group’s mission, this email did resonate with me.It called out Andy Levin for a dismissive comment he made about Ellen Lipton, his Democratic opponent for Michigan’s 9th District congressional seat.In an interview, Levin said this about Lipton, who served three terms as a representative in Michigan’s Legislature: “I think it’s fine to be in a safe seat inSEE DETAILS

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By Melissa Nann Burke, The Detroit NewsMichigan Democrats continue to haul in big sums of money in competitive U.S. House districts with the primary election three weeks away. Democratic House hopefuls Elissa Slotkin and Gretchen Driskell each raised more money than incumbent Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Bishop of Rochester and Tim Walberg of Tipton, respectively, for the quarter ending June 30.Slotkin topped $1.1 million for the reporting period — more than any other Democrat running for the U.S. House in Michigan. Slotkin, a former top defense official, has nearly $2.25SEE DETAILS

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By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free PressWASHINGTON — First it was Carl, and then it was Sandy: For 40 years, a Levin has represented Michigan in Congress. But if Andy Levin is going to keep that streak alive, he’ll have to work for it.Running to succeed his dad, U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, who has represented southeastern Michigan since 1983 (Carl Levin, Sandy’s younger brother, joined the U.S. Senate in 1979 and stepped down in 2014), Andy Levin, 57, has attracted a Democratic opponent in former state Rep. Ellen Lipton ofSEE DETAILS

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By The Detroit News9th District (parts of Oakland and Macomb counties): Longtime incumbent Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin is retiring. His son, Andy Levin, would like to succeed him. But congressional seats should be earned, not inherited, and Andy Levin’s record in the district is scanty, aside from appointed positions in the Granholm administration. That can’t be said of Ellen Lipton, a former state representative who was an aggressive advocate for her constituents. She is now the president of the Michigan Promise Zone Association, which works to help students pay forSEE DETAILS

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By Ellen Lipton, The Detroit NewsWhen I was 27, I woke up one morning with no vision in my left eye. I went to the doctor, and I’ll never forget sitting on the examination table, anxiously awaiting my diagnosis. What he told me would change my life forever: “Ellen, you have MS.”Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong disease that attacks your central nervous system. For many, it can result in a wheelchair-bound life. I thought in that moment that my life might be over.I was a newlywed beginning an exciting careerSEE DETAILS

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By Sarah Rahal, The Detroit NewsCindy Garcia, whose husband Jorge was deported on Jan. 15, said instead of crying in her bed she wanted to share her pain with hundreds protesting the separation of families in Metro Detroit. Jorge Garcia, 49, was deported to Mexico because he entered the country illegally when he was 10 years old, his wife said. Cindy Garcia, of Lincoln Park, said the separation has been traumatizing on her two children. “I’ve been directly affected by this administration. I had to let my husband go andSEE DETAILS

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By Stephen Jones, The Chaledean NewsThe race to replace Congressman Sander Levin is in full swing in the 9th Congres­sional District. Levin announced his retire­ment from Congress in December after serving for 35 years. Candidates from all sides have their sights set on the open seat, including Levin’s son, Andy Levin. We asked all the candidates in the 9th Con­gressional District why they deserve the Chaldean community’s support in this race. The 9th District covers Berkley, Clawson, Center Line, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights, Mt. Clemens,SEE DETAILS ...

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By Melissa Nann Burke and Jonathan Oosting, The Detroit NewsThe next three months promise campaign warfare in Metro Detroit as primary battles heat up for three open seats to replace retired or retiring members of Congress.The most expensive U.S. House race in Michigan is taking shape in the 11th District, where Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Trott of Birmingham is retiring. The race has attracted more than a dozen candidates, with six Republicans, six Democrats and a Libertarian filing petitions to run by Tuesday’s deadline.Together, the candidates already have spent nearlySEE DETAILS

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By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free PressWASHINGTON – The Year of the Woman? Politically speaking, it already is. More women have already filed to run as major party candidates for Congress this year than any other year in history — 363 so far compared with the previous record of 334 set in 2012, says the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.In Michigan, of the 69 congressional candidates who have filed to run in the Aug. 7 primary, 20 are women — a number that might strike many asSEE DETAILS

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