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National GOP leaders eye 3 Michigan Democrats’ seats in 2022 elections


National Republican Party leaders say they now plan to target three incumbent Michigan Democrats in next year’s Congressional elections.

Congressman Dan Kildee was added to that list this week.

The National Republican Congressional Committee helps elect GOP candidates with direct financial contributions technical and research assistance. The group also organizes voter registration and election turnout programs.

In addition to Kildee, the NRCC plans to target Michigan Democrats Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens in the 2022 mid-term elections.

Kildee is unconcerned.

“You know it’s up to the voter," said Kildee. "It’s not up to the Republican National Campaign Committee to decide who Michigan sends to Congress.”

Kildee easily won re-election in 2020. Slotkin and Stevens retained their seats by narrower margins.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting. During his two and a half decades in broadcasting, Steve has won numerous awards, including accolades from the Associated Press and Radio and Television News Directors Association. Away from the broadcast booth, Steve is an avid reader and movie fanatic. Q&A