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Did you watch? Gov. Whitmer's 2023 State of the State Address

Morning Wake Up  - January 26, 2023

“This speech is never about details, its about the vision.”

Reviewing Gov. Whitmer's 2023 State of the State Address with MPS & JBS

Big Show with Michael Patrick Shiels  - January 26, 2023

“We did not have Ted Lasso and Teddy Roosevelt on our State of the State bingo cards.”

After years of turmoil, Michigan Gov. Whitmer looks to shape an ambitious Democratic agenda

MLive  - January 25, 2023

“It’s a blessing and a curse for the Governor,” Sellek said. “There are a lot of folks who will see it as a blank check...the tightrope that the Governor has to walk, is to keep it from being spent like it’s mad money.”

John Sellek talks with Kevin about the investigation into Representative George Santos.

All Talk on WJR Detroit  - January 24, 2023

"It sounds like a never-ending episode of The White Lotus is going to take place."

John Sellek talks with Kevin about the investigation into Representative George Santos.

All Talk on WJR Detroit  - January 24, 2023

"It sounds like a never-ending episode of The White Lotus is going to take place."

What effects will Biden's classified document problems have?

All Talk on WJR Detroit  - January 16, 2023

"Sellek, CEO of Harbor Strategic Public Relations, talks with Kevin and Tom about about the Biden classified documents that have been found."

Michigan surplus balloons to $9.2B as 'mild recession' looms

Detroit News  - January 13, 2023

"Not sure the GOP could have left behind a bigger Christmas gift under the tree than the massive surpluses sitting in the Treasury Department," said Sellek"

Michigan Democrats unveil first moves in new session

Associated Press  - January 12, 2023

"Sellek said Democrats were wise to lead with tax cuts, their main promise on the campaign trail. "There wasn't a single ad about right to work. It was Dem candidates saying 'We need to reduce spending, cut taxes and give money back to people who are suffering"

GOP, Dems strategize to run for Stabenow's Senate seat; may face pressure to retire early

Fox 2 Detroit  - January 9, 2023

“What's the best thing for the rest of the Democratic Party and Gov. Whitmer? To avoid a messy primary, get somebody into that seat, start raising money and show the rest of the state who they are."

Who will take Stabenow’s place

Guy Gordon Show - WJR-AM - January 6, 2023

“President Biden wants Gov. Whitmer to win Michigan for him and the Senate in 2024.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow on not running for re-election & the political consequences 

Detroit Today - WDET - January 6, 2023

“In the political world, you announce your retirement in the morning and the vultures surround your seat by lunch time.

John Sellek and Michael Patrick Shiels 

MI's Big Show  -January 6, 2023

John Sellek talks with MPS about Sen. Stabenow’s retirement-induced political earthquake.

Stabenow's retirement sets off "political earthquake"

Axios Detroit - January 6, 2023

“Stabenow's retirement sets off a "political earthquake" that has "probably spawned a thousand meetings already, Sellek tells Axios.

Stabenow retirement sends earthquake through Michigan, shaking loose slew of candidates

WWMT - Grand Rapids - January 5, 2023

“Whether you're Republican or Democrat, Senator Debbie Stabenow's going to go down in history as a groundbreaker and somebody who had a huge legacy, both good and bad.

Stabenow will not seek reelection in 2024, speculation on replacement ensues

The State News -  January 5, 2023

“Sellek called Meijer a "fabulous" candidate in the general election, but he would need a multiple-candidate primary so that the vote would be split among different candidates.

Here's who might run for Debbie Stabenow's Senate seat

The Detroit News -  January 5, 2023

“Sellek said that Slotkin would be almost "tailor-made" for the Democrats with her three swing-district wins and focus on kitchen table and middle-class issues that Whitmer has also had success with.

Michigan's U.S. Sen. Stabenow won't seek reelection in 2024

The Detroit News - January 5, 2023

“She was a huge counterweight to John Engler when he was governor and she was in the state Senate," said John Sellek, a Republican consultant and founder of Harbor Strategic Public Affairs. "Her decision to decouple property taxes from school funding led to Proposal A, and Engler's victory on property tax reform. She played a game of brinksmanship, and she was a huge part of that era of Michigan politics."

Republican Strategist Breaks Down the Fight Over Speaker of the House

9 & 10 News - Traverse City - January 4, 2023

“At some point, he may feel that he needs to step aside and let someone else take the role, just for the sake of government,” said Sellek. “But that’s not happening this week.

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