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NBC & FOX Mid-Michigan Now (Mid-Michigan)- June 5, 2023 

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Flint Commerce Center, which will be built at the brownfield site, which was once a major General Motors manufacturing facility.

Detroit News- June 5, 2023 

[...] state, local and federal officials will celebrate the groundbreaking for the first building at the new Flint Commerce Center at the former GM Buick City campus. That event will mark the start of construction on a facility that is scheduled to be complete in early 2024.

Detroit News (Detroit)- June 5, 2023 

The former General Motors Co. Buick City campus is one step closer to a new future following a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the first building of the new Flint Commerce Center.

WNEM CBS5 (Flint)- June 5, 2023 

Ashley Capital is redeveloping the area into the Flint Commerce Center, located at 2201 Industrial Ave. in Flint. The investment firm closed on the first 20 acres of the site earlier this year and is working with RACER Trust to acquire the rest of the site. That is expected to happen by the end of August. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Congressman Dan Kildee, and Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley attended the groundbreaking ceremony, along with other state and local leaders.

MLIVE (Statewide)- June 5, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer was joined by Ashley Capital Senior Vice President Susan Harvey and others at a groundbreaking event that marked the start of the redevelopment on the morning of Monday, June 5. After fully completed, the Flint Commerce Center will generate a $300 million local investment with 10 buildings, 3.5 million square feet of space and up to 3,000 new jobs.

Michigan Radio- June 5, 2023

Susan Harvey is with Ashley Capitol, the company that plans to eventually transform the more than 300-acre brownfield site into an operating industrial center in the heart of Flint.

ABC12 (Flint)- June 5, 2023

Construction officially started Monday on a $300 million redevelopment of the sprawling Buick City site in Flint. Years after the last car rolled off the assembly line at Buick City, Ashley Capital from New York hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the first of 10 industrial buildings planned on the 350-acre site.

The Center Square- June 5, 2023  

“We’ve made this massive investment because we think Flint is a good place to be, with an excellent partner in the city of Flint, strong workforce, great infrastructure, and ready access to expressways, rail, and abundant electricity," Senior Vice President for Ashley Capital Susan M. Harvey said in a statement. 

The Guy Gordon Show - May 27, 2023

John Sellek and WJR’s Guy Gordon talked about Gov. DeSantis’ choice of Twitter to make his announcement. 

The Guy Gordon Show - May 16, 2023

#Change4Oxford's Lori Bourgeau joins The Guy Gordon Show on WJR to discuss orange graduation cords that were ordered by students at Oxford High School. Orange is the color of the gun violence prevention moment.

The Steve Gruber Show - May 11, 2023

Kelly Kuiper has personally faced countless nasty meetings as she attempted to simply pursue permitting for new aggregate mining facilities. That's why she testified before Michigan legislature about reforming the system.

Oxford High School shooting: Meetings allow parents to question safety report

Fox 2 Detroit - May 11, 2023

"The same words came to mind that came to me immediately after the shooting. We’re still left hoping for some accountability, lack of trust, transparency, a need for oversight," said Lori Bourgeu, with Change4Oxford."

Oxford parents calling for better safety measures, policy enforcement

WNEM - Saginaw - May 11, 2023

“Parents and advocates are calling for better safety measures after the release of an independent investigation report following the mass shooting at Oxford High School in November 2021. “They’re the ones who need to be safe. They’re the ones whose trust was broken. They’re the ones who were hurt on Nov. 30,” said Lori Bourgeu, parent-leader of Change4Oxford.”

Change4Oxford shares thoughts on independent investigation report

WEYI - Flint - May 11, 2023

“Change4Oxofrd parent leaders held to speak out after the release of the Guidepost Solution independent investigation report into the mass shooting at Oxford High School."

Oxford parents call for transparency on safety policies

WLNS - Lansing - May 11, 2023

“The high school has its own separate threat assessment team from the middle school, and those two teams don’t communicate with each other, which would be an area I would definitely like to see improvement on,” said Andrea Jones, member of Change for Oxford.”

Parents react to report on Oxford Community Schools’ new safety, security measures

WDIV - Detroit - May 11, 2023

"'We need trust to be regained between the school board and the community, and at this point in time, I am just not sure how we get there,' she said."

Parents want more answers to questions about security at Oxford Community Schools

Michigan Radio - Statewide - May 11, 2023

“Andrea Jones is a parent who's also affiliated with the group Change4Oxford. “This report for me did not do anything to restore trust in the district,” said Jones, who added many students and parents continue to feel unsafe in Oxford schools.”

‘It’s incredibly frustrating.’ Oxford releases safety investigation that doesn’t address 2021 mass shooting

mlive - May 11, 2023

“Two mothers of Oxford High students who are part of Change 4 Oxford, a group advocating for district transparency, said they’re glad some information is being released, but they want more. “I have been screaming it from the beginning: how can you know what to fix if you don’t know what’s broken,” said Lori Bourgeau.”

Oxford parents react to first investigation report

The Oakland Press - May 11, 2023

“Overall I have a lot more questions than answers.  This report, for me, did not do anything to restore trust in the district,” said Jones, who had just come from a public meeting held by Guidepost to address questions from the community….Bourgeau said the district still needs more mental health training for staff and administrators in recognizing if a student needs help.

“The entire staff needs to be trained.”

Two Oxford parents frustrated by delay with independent report about shooting

Detroit News - May 11, 2023

“Andrea Jones and Lori Bourgeau, both parents of children in the Oxford school district, held a Thursday Zoom press conference to discuss the 179-page Guidepost Solutions report released Monday that revealed that threat assessment teams only inquired about access to firearms involving troubled students half of the time after the 2021 mass shooting at the high school.”

MPS and John Sellek analyze Donald Trump's CNN town hall 

Michigan’s Big Show- May 11, 2023 

"CNN and Trump used each other for publicity last night. Trump for free air time and CNN in its attempt to rebrand its reputation.” 

Sand and gravel industry alleges local governments not qualified to decide whether to approve new mines

Michigan Radio- May 10, 2023 

"'Michigan's crumbling infrastructure and strong economy is driving up demand for a limited amount of permitted aggregate. The statewide supply shortage is due to local units of governments effectively blocking the opening of new mines,' said Doug Needham, Executive Director of the industry group."

Bill stripping locals of power to govern gravel mines faces pushback

Detroit News- May 9, 2023 

"We feel that's excessive for putting land back to a slope in a usable condition," said Doug Needham, executive director of the Michigan Aggregates Association, the industry's lobbying arm in Lansing.

Fix the damn roads? Michigan must first decide who OKs the darn gravel mines

BridgeMI- May 9, 2023 

“We’re not looking to reinvent the wheel,” said Doug Needham, executive director of the Michigan Aggregates Association. “We're just looking to be aligned with many other extractive industries in our state.”

Aggregates Industry, Environmental Advocates Square Off At House Panel

Gongwer- May 9, 2023 

"We're in need of these bills because Michigan's crumbling infrastructure and strong economy is driving up demand for a limited amount of permitted aggregate," Mr. Needham said.

Both Sides Entrenched As Panel Digs Into Aggregate Debate

MIRS - May 9, 2023 

Business, labor and the road-building lobby told lawmakers how putting the state in charge of siting new gravel mines will make repairing the state's "D"-grade roads faster and cheaper.

Inkster, Oxford Officials Express Support For Aggregate Bills

Gongwer - May 5, 2023

"John Sellek, chief strategist and CEO of Harbor Strategic Public Affairs, cited some information from Ms. Witwer's bill in a release for those who are worried the plan will "silence communities." Under the bill, Mr. Sellek noted that several notices, including a public notice on the department's website, would be made available until the application is granted or denied."

Michigan legislation would shift gravel mine permitting to state

mlive-May 5, 2023

“Both parties recognize that there’s a statewide problem with getting the aggregate supply chain moving in the direction that will help the governor fix the damn roads,” said John Sellek."

Local Governments Unite Against Aggregate Bills

MIRS - May 4, 2023

"The local government groups said HB 4526 , HB 4527 and HB 4528 are a "legislative attack" that preempts all local zoning, administration, and ordinances over an industry that can have "lasting, detrimental effects on Michigan communities, the environment, property and quality of life."

PulteGroup Shareholder Files Lawsuit Seeking Details of C-suite Internal Investigation

PR Newswire - May 4, 2023

“Company investors seeking a fully transparent release of all investigative documents to shareholders related to oversight of reports of executive's violations of the Company's Code of Ethical Business Conduct.”

Fight over approval of gravel mines set to resume at state Capitol

Detroit Free Press - May 4, 2023

"House Bills 4526, 4527, and 4528 were presented to the House clerk Wednesday and are expected to be formally introduced Thursday, said John Sellek, a spokesman for Build it Michigan Strong."

Years-long fight over gravel mining permits resumes

Michigan Radio - May 4, 2023

"'When aggregate mining is permitted closer to major projects, trucking costs are reduced. That money goes back into construction improvements,' he said."

Coalition Of Union, Business Leaders Show Support For Aggregate Bills

Gongwer - May 3, 2023

"'While Michigan is spending more tax dollars on roads than at any time in history, it's incumbent on state government to ensure every dollar possible is put directly into getting results for taxpayers,' Mr. Needham said."

No prominent Republican candidate has emerged in race for Michigan U.S. Senate seat

Detroit Free Press - May 1, 2023

"Namely, the Democrats have seemed to settle on who the party establishment would coalesce behind out of the public eye rather than put forward a slate of candidates to duke it out on the campaign trail."

Eye on 2024, ex-speaker’s corruption: Your guide to Michigan politics

mlive - April 30, 3023

“'If Joe Biden wins or loses, Gretchen Whitmer is making sure that she is capitalizing on her growth as a national rising star,' Sellek said.”

Rep. Brixie Discusses Sexual Assault Legislation

WJR - April 28, 2023

“Michigan’s statute of limitations for criminal sexual conduct is among the narrowest in the entire country.”

Bills would overhaul statue of limitations for sexual assault, establish Survivors Bill of Rights

Michigan Advance - April 28, 2023

“Lawmakers on Thursday announced they are reintroducing laws they say will help fix Michigan’s broken process for sexual assault crimes.”

New Michigan bills could give sexual abuse survivors more time to sue

Bridge MI- April 27, 2023

“There is no timeline to processing sexual assault,” said Hannah Smith, also a sexual assault survivor. “There is no magic amount of time when you wake up and are ready to share what happened.”

Michigan legislation aims to provide justice for sex abuse survivors

UpNorthNow- April 27, 2023

“As a public high school teacher, I also know that, according to the CDC, 1 in 5 of my female students have experienced sexual violence in the last year alone, and I want my state government to fight to protect and support my students,” said Evan Bonsall, Rise Organizer for the Michigan Campaign. 

Legislators, sexual assault survivors and advocates announce legislative package

WWMT- April 27, 2023

“State law should not dictate which survivors have access to justice. That is why our bills allow justice for all survivors,” Representative Brixie said. “When survivors do come forward, they must be given an opportunity to access justice in our legal system.”

Lawmakers reintroduce package to support survivors of sexual assault

WKAR Radio- April 27, 2023

“Michigan is the only state in the nation to pass a law restricting survivors' access to justice based on the occupation of the abuser," she said. "It's not about who committed the abuse. It's about those who survived it. The legislature should not be dictating which survivors have access to justice,” said Rep. Julie Brixie. 

LIVE STREAM Justice for Survivors Press Conference

House of Representatives Communications- April 27, 2023

“This is about our sons, our daughters, our nieces or nephews, our husbands and wives who have been afflicted with a public health crisis that's been hidden for far too long,” Rep. Julie Brixie said.

Bills would give sexual assault victims decades longer to sue

Crain’s Detroit Business- April 27, 2023

"All institutions in Michigan — public or private — should be implementing safe environment policies, training, and reporting requirements to keep children and young people safe wherever they come in contact with adults. [...] Our society as a whole must do better to protect every single child and vulnerable adult from the scourge and horror of sexual or physical abuse,” said Rep. Julie Brixie. 

Advocates push for reform in sexual assault cases

WILX- April 27, 2023

“Survivors of any and every form of sexual violence deserve the same level of justice and human rights that I received in a case so public and privileged and get the justice we did,” said Triena Gonczar, Larry Nassar survivor.

Plan lifting Michigan's statute of limitations on sex abuse lawsuits gets new push

The Detroit News- April 26, 2023

"... We were keenly aware that behind every single sexual assault survivor in our army are hundreds of sexual assault survivors who still don’t have a voice, who don’t have an army behind them, who are still suffering in silence and who still don’t have access to our justice system," said Rachael Denhollander in 2018, the first of more than 260 young women and girls to publicly accuse Nassar. 

Lawmakers to propose 9 bills to increase statute of limitations on sexual assault cases

WXYZ Detroit- April 26, 2023 

"It’s revictimizating a survivor a second time," said attorney Jennifer Glynn when statute of limitations runs out on victims. "That is what our criminal justice system does repeatedly to victims of sexual abuse.”

John looks at the political climate and how Trump, Biden, and (possibly) DeSantis are strategizing their presidential campaigns around it.

WILS 1320 - Lansing - April 25, 2023

"President Biden announced via video. The lowest-key reelect ever?"

Gov. Whitmer joins Biden’s reelection team to win battleground Michigan

mlive - April 25, 2023

"A national co-chair position can sometimes be ceremonial to please a certain group but here “it’s completely the opposite. “President Biden likes Gov. Whitmer and counts on her energy,” said Sellek, who was the Michigan director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign."

Livingston County's snub of red flag gun bills reflects polarized priorities

Detroit News - April 25, 2023

"Hopefully they can follow up on Sheriff Murphy's offer to get a beer together," he said, "because even if they disagree at times, public safety depends on their ability to work together on many other issues."

He’s Running: What Pres. Biden’s Announcement Means for Michigan

9&10 News - Traverse City - April 25, 2023

“The President has wanted to be president for decades,” said John Sellek, of Harbor Strategic, “Why the heck would he give it up now?”

Is Bill Schuette going to run for U.S. Senate?

WLSN 6 News - April 25, 2023

“Never say never. Until somebody says they are not running and shall not accept being drafted, their name is on the table,” said GOP Consultant John Sellek.”

Adrain Hemond and John Sellek talk with Kevin and Tom about Tucker Carlson leaving FOx and Don Lemon leaving CNN

WJR - All Talk with Kevin & Tom - April 25, 2023

"Who knew President Biden would be competing with Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson for attention on his announcement day? "

Michigan GOP may scrap 2024 primary for closed caucus. That could help Trump

Bridge Michigan - April 12, 2023

“Sellek questioned the ability of the Michigan GOP to set up a functional caucus system in the next 11 months. “When we look at the fact that the GOP doesn't even have a headquarters, it leaves you scratching your head about how they would even logistically pull that off.”

Biden Signs Bill Ending COVID Emergency

All Talk - WJR Am - Detroit - April 12, 2023

"Nearly 200 Democrats voted against ending the emergency and then Biden changed course and signed the bill."

Whitmer's First 100 Days Eventful; Next 100 Days To Be Marked By Budget

MIRS News - Lansing - April 11, 2023

"so many things happened in the first 100 days of Michigan's Legislature that most of the public wouldn't be able to fully soak it in," said Sellek. To help unpack the gravitas of what was done, he said, Whitmer was using a tradition that started nearly 100 years ago with former President Franklin ROOSEVELT after he ushered the New Deal through Congress."

Gov. Whitmer Celebrates First 100 Days. What’s Next?

9 & 10 News - Traverse City - April 11, 2023

“The one thing that’s out there that’s big, that’s undelivered on so far is for daycare,” said Sellek. “I think we’re going to see some spending done on that.”

Discussing the PR & Legal Angles of the New Trump Charges

WJR - All Talk with Kevin & Tom - April 3, 2023

Harbor's John Sellek joined WJR's All Talk w/Tom & Kevin to discuss PR, political and legal angles of charges to be filed by the Manhattan District Attorney. 70% of independents told Quinnipiac it's mostly politics. Will that matter in court?

Is Ron DeSantis finally pushing back on Trump?

The Guy Gordon Show - WJR - Detroit - March 24, 2023

"Gov. DeSantis is starting to introduce himself to the rest of the country who is not on Twitter 24/7."

What is going on with Delta Crossings?

WILX - Lansing - March 17, 2023

“I made a promise to the Delta Township, Eaton County, the contractors. I made a commitment to them that I will see and get this development done and that was the plan and I’m excited to be able to have the opportunity now,” said Krstovski.”

Creditors Offer Counter Recommendations On Collections, Debt Processes

Gongwer News Service - March 21, 2023

“The recommendations act as a counterpoint to the Michigan Justice for All Commission recommendations issued late last year which delved into the need to manage the state's volume of debt collection cases and addressed challenges that consumers face if left unrepresented during the consumer debt process.”

MCBA Announces Plan To Improve Customer Debt Process In Judicial System

MIRS - March 21, 2023

“The Michigan Creditors Bar Association today urged the Michigan Supreme Court to take immediate action to help Michigan families avoid default judgments and garnishments, reduce local caseloads and protect the credit-based economy under its Protect Michigan's Families & Economy plan.”

Elissa Slotkin is fed up with school shootings. She's betting voters are, too

Detroit News - March 21, 2023

“What Slotkin is testing is something new for a Democrat and reflects her skill at "walking the line" of sensitive issues to win crossover voters in a congressional district that Trump won, said Sellek.”

Opinion: Michigan political parties choose candidates for SoS, AG. That has to change.

Detroit Free Press - March 17, 2023

"186 years into this grand democratic experiment known as Michigan, it is probably time to let voters make these incredibly important decisions."

Perry Johnson's CPAC Weekend

Morning Wake Up - WILS AM - March 6, 2023

"Johnson and his team recreated the MIGOP Mackinac Conference on the Potomac."

Slotkin Launches Campaign For U.S. Senate

Gongwer - Capitol - February 28, 2023

"Sellek said Monday it appeared to him to be a bit of a coup for Democrats to get to this point without any appearance of a major primary fight in the making."

What's Up with Michigan's US Senate seat?

Michigan's Big Show - Statewide - February 28, 2023

John & MPS break down the status of #Michigan's open U.S. Senate seat on Michigan's Big Show, with Stabenow leaving and Slotkin arriving.

MAA Announces 2023 Annual Awards for Michigan’s Outstanding Aggregate Producers

Michigan Aggregates Association - Michigan 

"MAA announced its 2023 Annual Awards winners, recognizing the outstanding efforts of aggregate producers which set the bar for the entire industry."

How well is Secretary Buttigeig managing the PR of the Ohio train derailment? 

All Talk - WJR

"Buttigeig's strength as an intelligent explainer of technical policy is leaving him to sound like a cold technocrat in the wake of the Ohio train derailment."

Michigan State Students Protest: ‘It Could’ve Been Me’

9 and 10 News – Traverse City/Cadillac

“It just was overwhelming. It took us back to day one,” Andrea Jones from Change4Oxford says.“The ratio for students to counselors is a huge problem across this country."

MSU Students Demand Lawmakers Act On Guns

Gongwer News – Lansing/Capitol 

“Andrea Jones, a parent from Oxford with the student-parent group Change4Oxford said she and others are tired of the trauma following school shootings. "It retriggered an entire community all over again."

MSU shooting prompts Capitol protest for stricter gun laws in Michigan

Detroit News - Detroit

“Andrea Jones, parent of Oxford High School students and an aunt to an MSU student, came to the Capitol to demand change after months of asking for it in the aftermath of the Oxford shooting."

Michigan State students’ training kicked in during shooting

Associated Press

“Among those attending was Andrea Jones, the mother of an Oxford High School senior and an eighth-grader at Oxford Community Schools. She said her niece attends Michigan State. For youngsters, even just experience lockdown drills can be traumatizing, she said."

My Take: Will Democrats still be smiling next year?

Holland Sentinel  - February 9, 2023

“Accordingly, the Democrats’ celebration in the Capitol Building was not just about winning in 2022, but also their decades-long desire to repudiate the legacies of John Engler, Rick Snyder, Donald Trump, and heck, why not, Mike Shirkey.”

What Might President Biden Cover in his State of the Union Address Tonight?

WILS AM - Lansing - February 7, 2023

"The SOTU marks the soft launch of President Biden's campaign, the first goal of which is to discourage a Democratic challenger."

Speaker McCarthy Calls out CBS on Democrats denying election results 

All Talk - WJR Detroit - February 6, 2023

“Michigan Sen. Carl Levin opposed decertifying Ohio 2004, saying it would be a dangerous precedent. He was correct.”

Michigan's move to early primary state in '24 brings potential for economic boon

Detroit News - February 4, 2023

"President Biden loves Michigan, sees himself as a Midwesterner, and thinks that it's a safe place to play and protect himself and wants to see that be in place," Sellek said of Michigan's early-state status.

Tax cuts, presidential primary and the state’s civil rights act: Lansing’s gears are turning

It's Just Politics - MPR - February 2, 2023

"Michigan's legislature hasn't shut down early in at least a half-century and I doubt that will happen now."

Slotkin seen by many as frontrunner to replace Stabenow in US Senate

Lansing State Journal - February 1, 2023

“Elissa Slotkin turned out to be an incredibly effective politician,” Sellek said. “She won this 50/50 seat under bombardment from record levels of national spending, she managed to avoid being sucked into the far left,

 Michigan’s Changing Presidential Primary and Nikki Haley enters the race 

Guy Gordon Show - WJR Detroit - February 1, 2023

“Haley's entrance into the race indicates that Trump will face multiple challengers but the big name remains DeSantis."

What’s Up in New Hampshire?!

WJR-AM - Detroit  - January 31, 2023

John Sellek talks with Kevin and Tom about who is supporting Trump’s presidential campaign as he is making stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

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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