Rep. Haley Stevens defeats Rep. Andy Levin in Michigan Dem. primary
Haley Cohen, Omri Nahmias
August 3, 2022
In a critical Michigan primary featuring two incumbent Democratic members of Congress facing off, Rep. Haley Stevens defeated Andy Levin on Tuesday night in a heated race between Jewish and pro-Israel groups. The race between the progressive Levin, 61, who is Jewish, and the moderate Stevens, 38 – one-time cordial allies both first elected to the House in 2018 – caught the attention of political action committees (PACs) of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and J Street. In Tuesday’s primary for the Detroit area’s 11th District, the AIPAC-PAC backed Stevens, while J Street PAC backed Levin. READ MORE
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