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Haley Stevens wins in Michigan Congressional race

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In a primary pitting two current members of the U.S. House against each other, Haley Stevens defeated fellow Democrat Andy Levin in Michigan's newly-redrawn 11th Congressional district.

The race featured a flood of outside campaign spending.

Pro-Israel groups spent millions of dollars targeting Andy Levin, who is Jewish but supports a two-state solution.

Haley Stevens rode that campaign cash cow to a chance at a third term in Congress.

But Stevens argues it was far more than unlimited funding for attack ads that wooed voters to her side.

"Certainly I believe that we need to end Citizens United. But I believe my hard work spoke for itself. Spending time in senior centers, knocking on doors in subzero temperatures, bringing people into the fold."

An offshoot of the group Emily's List — which backs women candidates who are pro-choice — also injected millions into Stevens' campaign, despite Levin supporting abortion rights as well.

Quinn Klinefelter is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, anchoring midday newscasts and preparing reports for WDET, NPR and the BBC. Klinefelter joined WDET in 1998 after earning a M.A. from the nation’s top-ranked journalism school, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and working as a sports correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and as a talk show host, anchor and reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.