Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, enters the 2020 campaign season on a wave of grassroots financial support, announcing on Jan. 6, 2020, that she raised more than $1.27 million in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2019 for her re-election campaign in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District.
Slotkin has now raised more than $3.3 million since launching her re-election campaign, and enters 2020 with more than $2.8 million in cash-on-hand. Over 90 percent of Slotkin’s individual fourth quarter contributions were under $100.
Slotkin has sworn off corporate PAC money in her election campaigns. Slotkin’s fourth-quarter donation total is also four times greater than that of any Michigan House incumbent at a similar point in the 2018 campaign.
“I’m so proud that our campaign is fueled by grassroots donors and not by corporate PACs,” said Slotkin. “Democrats, Independents and Republicans across our district are looking for leaders in Washington who will fight for the issues that have a direct impact on people’s lives, like bringing down the price of healthcare and prescription drugs. I am proud to have their support.”
Slotkin ran on a platform of increasing transparency and accountability in politics, has held over a three dozen public forums and town halls since she was sworn in on January 3, 2019 –– and publishes her official schedule regularly, to keep constituents updated.
In Congress, Slotkin is delivering on issues that matter most to Michiganders, including recently working to pass HR 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act. Slotkin is also working to protect Michiganders with pre-existing conditions, lower the cost of healthcare, and provide safe drinking water to all Michiganders.
The 8th Congressional District includes Livingston and Ingham counties, and northern Oakland County.