Candidate Conversation – Elissa Slotkin (D)
Candidate for Michigan’s 8th District
Interview Date: July 28, 2017
Date of Birth: July 10, 1976; New York, N.Y.
Education: Cornell Univ. (1998); Columbia Univ. (Masters, 2003)
Political Office: None; First run for office
Current Outlook: Slotkin is the leading Democratic contender to face GOP Rep. Mike Bishop in a district that Donald Trump won 51-44 percent over Hillary Clinton in 2016. But the seat includes northern suburbs of Detroit fueling some Democratic optimism and Democrats are hoping to find a candidate who doesn’t drop out late in the race (which is what happened last cycle with actress Melissa Gilbert).…
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