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Bridge Michigan - February 19, 2024

“Sellek agreed, saying streaming ads are a key component of "sophisticated multi-platform approaches" of political campaigns that also include live phone calls and texting to targeted voters.”

WJR Radio - All Talk - February 12, 2024

“While only 19% of GOP and 20% of Ind voters support more cash being sent, 91% of all Americans have a negative view of Russia.”

Mid Michigan NOW - February 12, 2024

"Six Michigan food banks will be receiving dollars to combat food insecurity. $13,500 in grants from Project DASH from DoorDash can be used for any home delivery-related expense, including securing food, defraying staff costs, powering deliveries or reaching new populations"

WPHM Port Huron - February 8, 2024

The new Michigan Hospitality & Tourism Alliance is off to a great start in pursuit of full #PureMichigan funding to boost Michigan's economy and small businesses everywhere. Chris Moyer of Visit Detroit talked to WPHM Port Huron about boosting one of Michigan's most important industries.

WILS - February 8, 2024

The new Michigan Hospitality & Tourism Alliance is off to a great start in pursuit of full #PureMichigan funding to boost Michigan's economy and small businesses everywhere. Justin Winslow of the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association talked to WILS about boosting one of Michigan's most important industries.

MLive - February 7, 2024

"Chris Moyer, senior director of communications for Visit Detroit -- one of the groups behind MHTA -- said $50 million is what Pure Michigan needs to be competitive with other states. He called Wednesday’s budget recommendation the starting point, and now it’s up to the group to work with the legislature to increase the budget."

Crain's Detroit - February 7, 2024

“These are competing states, and we’re dramatically larger than them as a state, in terms of population and total revenue, but we are lacking in our investment with $15 million being the existing Pure Michigan budget right now,” Winslow said. “The hope and the goal here is to unify with one clear message, at least out of the gate, the one thing that brings all these groups together — the desire to see Pure Michigan invested in a way that I think the data justifies, in a way that we are not being funded right now, for reasons that remain unclear.”

James Craig struggling to fundraise in Michigan GOP senate primary

The Flint Journal - February 2, 2024

“He’s now proven two election cycles in a row he does not know how to run a statewide campaign,” Sellek said. “He has essentially tossed away this huge advantage of name ID in the most important media market in the state – unable to convert that into an effective campaign”

Anti-Trump baggage could dog some Republican Senate candidates in Michigan

Detroit News - January 29, 2024

"The high-profile candidates in the GOP field fall into three buckets―those who haven’t said much to offend the former president, those who have used words to criticize him and those who did something against Trump like vote to impeach him," said Sellek.

John Sellek on Quote of the Day for MIRS

MIRS - January 26, 2024

"He's treating his candidacy like a land speculator. He's putting a few dollars on a piece of property and waiting to see if (Donald) Trump builds on it. If not, we're unlikely to see a fully formed campaign," said Sellek.

How Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer could win the White House — this year

Bridge Michigan - Statewide - January 25, 2024

“You don’t know when the next big wave is coming, exactly, but you have to position yourself to jump on"

John Sellek on All Talk regarding last nights State of the State address

All Talk with Jordan & Dietz - WJR Detroit - January 25, 2024

Harbor's John Sellek joined WJR Radio's All Talk with Jordan and Dietz to discuss last nights State of the State address.

John Sellek on In Focus with Paul W. Smith: 1/24

In Focus - WJR Detroit - January 24, 2024

Harbor's John Sellek joined In Focus with Paul W. Smith to discuss the New Hampshire Primary. 

New Hampshire Primary Preview

'JR Morning - WJR Detroit - January 23, 2024

It's primary day in New Hampshire, but how competitive will it be? John Sellek of Harbor Strategic joins Guy, Lloyd, and Jamie.

John Sellek on DeSantis, Haley and the Presidential Primaries

All Talk with Tom & Kevin - WJR Detroit - January 16, 2024

John Sellek, Kevin & Tom talk through Donald Trump’s historically large Iowa victory and what it means for Haley & DeSantis.

Paul W. Smith & John Sellek review Iowa caucuses

In Focus - WJR Detroit - January 16, 2024

“Paul W. and John discuss last night’s Madonna concert & the results of the Iowa caucuses”

Whitmer's poll numbers easily outpace Biden's in Michigan

Detroit News  - January 10, 2024

"Her team has done an excellent job proving if you regularly communicate with voters while showing action — and even being upbeat about it — they will reward you regardless of whether they agree with you 100% of the time," said Sellek."

MIRS - February 12, 2024

Michigan Hospitality & Tourism Alliance's Justin Winslow explains why MHTA is requesting a major boost for the PureMichigan tourism campaign this budget-making season.

Great Lakes Echo - February 12, 2024

"The Food Bank Council of Michigan, said the organization has worked with DoorDash since the COVID-19 pandemic." “DoorDash has been a great partner for several of the food banks within our network. That is definitely an area that the network’s working on expanding.”

WJR Radio - Detroit - February 8, 2024

The new Michigan Hospitality & Tourism Alliance is off to a great start in pursuit of full #PureMichigan funding to boost Michigan's economy and small businesses everywhere. Chris Moyer of Visit Detroit talked to WJR Radio about boosting one of Michigan's most important industries.

WKZO - February 8, 2024

The new Michigan Hospitality & Tourism Alliance is off to a great start in pursuit of full #PureMichigan funding to boost Michigan's economy and small businesses everywhere. Justin Winslow of the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association talked to WKZO about boosting one of Michigan's most important industries.

In Focus with Paul W. Smith - WJR Detroit - February 7, 2024

MRLA's Justin Winslow explains that the Michigan Hospitality and Tourism Alliance was formed to help reestablish the universally praised Pure Michigan advertising campaign, which creates an 11-1 return on investment.

MLive - February 7, 2024

“If we don’t find a way to right this ship this year, and $15 million becomes the accepted, new norm, then we have foregone a real opportunity to protect this industry,” Winslow said. “There’s a sense of urgency.”

Crain's Grand Rapids - February 6, 2024

“Justin Winslow, president and CEO of The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association, told Crain's Grand Rapids the group’s initial focus is to advocate for a $50 million budget for the PureMichigan advertising campaign ahead of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2024-25 budget presentation on Wednesday.”

'Five figures is downright bad': James Craig lags Republican Senate field in fundraising

Detroit News - February 1, 2024

"After two consecutive incomplete statewide campaigns, highlighted recently by major police groups endorsing someone else, it is hard to see how his financial prospects will improve unless (former President Donald) Trump decides to endorse him," said Sellek."

Potential new Michigan GOP chair: QAnon believers 'welcome to run' for party positions

Detroit News - January 26, 2024

"Hoekstra was 'entering into a rushed marriage with a base he takes 'as is...His only goal will be to turn the ship in an attempt to create an electoral infrastructure that can help competent state & federal House candidates get those last few yards & nothing else,' Sellek said."

Who is Pete Hoekstra? Meet the Trump ambassador in fight for Michigan GOP

Bridge Michigan - Statewide - January 23, 2024

“Hoekstra is a “known quantity to both sides of the party” who knows how to win elections,” Sellek said. 

Governor Whitmer delivers 2024 State of the State Address

WZMQ CBS Marquette - January 24, 2024

“I didn’t really hear the words ‘bi-partisan’ on a ton tonight,” Sellek said. 

Analysts break-down Michigan's State of the State Address

FOX 17 - January 25, 2024

Harbor’s John Sellek joined FOX17 and Elliot Grandia to discuss last night’s State of the State address, Governor Whitmer’s sixth already.

John Sellek on WILS Morning Wake Up

WILS - January 24, 2024

Harbor's John Sellek joined WILS Morning Wake Up with Mike Austin to preview tonights State of the State address. 

What effect will Justin Amash have on the US Senate race?

WJR Detroit - January 19, 2024

"At least four candidates in the primary have Trump baggage. Amash is the only one unlikely to change his tune as the other three endorse or make room for him."

Trump wins the Iowa Caucuses

'JR Mornings - WJR Detroit - January 16, 2024

Guy, Jamie and Lloyd talk with John Sellek about Nikki Haley’s chances after Iowa.

Poll shows wide open US Senate race in Michigan

'JR Morning with Guy Gordon - WJR Detroit - January 11, 2024

"The race is tied because people don't know any of the candidates well, nor have any of the campaigns started spending to pitch themselves. For the record, the last open seat was polling 39-36 this time in 2014 between Peters & Land."

Metro Detroit Police Endorse Mike Rogers, what does it mean?

MIRS - Capitol  - January 8, 2024

"The endorsement stings because this is not a random political group, it's the on-the-ground police chiefs in every S.E. Michigan city and township who only care about the day-to-day challenges of fighting crime.”

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