Press Release: “ICYMI: Haley Stevens Makes National Headlines as Standout Candidate in MI-11”

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February 14, 2018
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ICYMI: Haley Stevens Makes National Headlines as Standout Candidate in MI-11

Washington Post, Newsweek and TIME Recognize Stevens for Energetic Campaign and Impressive Fundraising

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.– In case you missed it, Haley Stevens made national headlines again this week for her campaign in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, which has raked in over $650,000 in contributions and picked up major endorsements including the Teamsters and former congressman Mark Schauer.

Just on the heels of TIME Magazine naming Stevens’s campaign as one of its “10 Races to Watch” in its Jan. 29 issue, the Washington Post interviewed Stevens for the Feb. 12 article “‘It’s not just marches’: Democratic candidates reap financial benefits of anti-Trump fervor.”

Stevens was again recognized as one of the country’s top Democratic fundraisers who is speaking to the American public’s frustrations with dysfunctional, broken government in Washington. The Post wrote:

About a week after Michigan Democrat Haley Stevens launched her campaign for Congress, the House narrowly approved legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill ultimately failed, but on the day of the vote, donations flooded in to her campaign.
[ …. ] “That day, I heard from so many people who were disappointed and frustrated and made contributions to our race,” said Stevens, a former digital manufacturing executive and Obama administration official.

In a January article, Newsweek magazine asserted Stevens’s breakout candidacy and early fundraising prowess influenced Rep. David Trott’s decision to retire. From Newsweek:

Trott faced a competitive midterm election against Democrat HaleyStevens, who served as chief of staff to President Barack Obama’s Auto Task Force. “This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I have decided that the best course for me is to spend more time with my family and return to the private sector,” he said in a written statement.

Michigan’s 11th District was named a “toss-up” race following Rep. Dave Trott’s retirement announcement in September, and Haley Stevens remains one of the most closely watched candidates in the nation.

Haley Stevens has dedicated her career to saving and growing good-paying jobs in Michigan. During the Great Recession, Haley served as Chief of Staff on the Auto Task Force inside of the U.S. Treasury Department. Most recently she led a national workforce development program and created the country’s first online training program for digital manufacturing, which is already changing lives. She has led innovation programs across the country, helping small and medium sized manufacturers grow. Haley was born and raised in the 11th District, and is a graduate of Seaholm High School.

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