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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 Michael Dahr, Live ScienceFrom commanding eight nuclear reactors to building a telecom infrastructure in Central America, the experiences of U.S. political candidates have gotten more interesting of late. A wave of political hopefuls with science-y backgrounds may soon bring fascinating experiences and vital knowledge to the country’s governing bodies.Famed astrophysicist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson once lamented that most members of the U.S. Congress are lawyers, with few STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) representatives. “Where are the engineers? Where’s the rest of … life?” he asked in 2011 on the HBOSEE DETAILS...

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By Violet Ikonomova, Detroit Metro TimesIf money means anything this early into the primary election season, Michigan’s Congressional delegation may look a lot more female come next year.Three Democrat women running for U.S. House seats raised the most money of any Congressional candidates in the state last quarter, according to campaign finance reports filed with the federal government by this week’s deadline.The news comes after Michigan Democrats endorsed female candidates for two of the top three state-level offices at a convention last weekend, and as the party’s lone female candidateSEE DETAILS </sp...

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By Melissa Nann Burke, The Detroit NewsWashington — Female candidates running for Congress in Michigan started the year with a strong fundraising quarter, with Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Ellen Lipton with an early edge in the money race in their bids to succeed Reps. John Conyers Jr. and Sandy Levin, respectively.Democrat Elissa Slotkin generated more money than Republican Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester for the third quarter in a row, and Gretchen Driskell, another Democratic challenger, outraised GOP Rep. Tim Walberg of Tipton.Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein — who has contributedSEE DETAILS </sp...

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By Sarah Rahal, The Detroit NewsRoyal Oak — Around 60 students, community leaders and activists gathered for the Town Hall for Our Lives in Royal Oak on Saturday declaring “never again” to school shootings. The town hall is among a series of events by the same organizers of March For Our Lives, following the marches on March 24, in Washington and nationwide. More than 100 events were scheduled in 34 states on Saturday, including local events in Royal Oak and Novi. The town hall discussed what’s next for the MarchSEE DETAILS

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By Staff, The Detroit NewsFormer state Rep. Ellen Lipton, D-Huntington Woods, was endorsed this week by EMILY’s List, a national group that backs candidates who support abortion rights, in her bid to succeed retiring Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, in Congress.Lipton is running for the Democratic nomination for the 9th District, along with others including Democratic state Sen. Steve Bieda of Warren, Levin’s son, Andy Levin of Bloomfield Hills, and Martin Brook, a labor and employment law attorney from Bloomfield Township.“As a fierce advocate for educational opportunity and biomedical research,SEE DETAILS

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By Bridget Bowman, Roll Call314 Action, a group backing candidates with scientific backgrounds, has made new ad buys in a handful of media markets as it looks to be a player in upcoming Democratic primaries.Along with the ad buys, 314 Action is releasing the results of a national poll conducted earlier this month that showed 72 percent of those surveyed said they were more inclined to support candidates with experience in science.“What our organization is doing is going to have an impact in how the Democrats take back the House,”SEE DETAILS

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By Melissa Nann Burke, The Detroit NewsWashington — Democratic challenger Elissa Slotkin outraised U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop for the second quarter, bringing in more than $440,000 and ending the year with $711,000 in the bank.Bishop, a Rochester Republican seeking his third term, topped Slotkin in cash reserves – more than $971,000 after taking in about $306,500 in the last quarter, according to campaign finance reports.In one of Michigan’s most competitive races, Bishop raked in the most money among the state’s GOP incumbents in Congress for the reporting period spanning Oct.SEE DETAILS

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By Mark Cavitt, The Oakland PressFormer state representative Ellen Lipton is running for Michigan’s 9th Congressional District seat.U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, 86, announced his retirement from Congress in December after serving 35 years. Since then, five candidates have filed to run for his seat.Lipton, 50, D-Huntington Woods, served three terms representing the 27th District in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2009 to 2014. She ran unsuccessfully for State Senate in 2014 to represent the 11th District.Lipton said she wants to be a progressive leader for Oakland County residents.“That’s whySEE DETAILS

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