Two-term Wolverine State Rep. David Trott (R-Birmingham/Livonia) has drawn another opponent for 2018. At the end of last week, former Detroit Director of Immigration Affairs and ex-Homeland Security Department official Fayrouz Saad announced her congressional candidacy. She joins former Obama Administration Treasury Department exec Haley Stevens in the Democratic primary. State House Minority Leader Tim Greimel (D-Pontiac) is also a potential candidate.
The 11th District encompasses parts of Oakland and Wayne Counties and is reliably Republican. Mr. Trott scored a 53-40% re-election victory in November over a candidate who spent more than $1.1 million. President Trump carried the district, 50-45%. The 11th contains the Wayne County population entities of Livonia and Plymouth Township before traveling north into Oakland County to annex Novi and the areas around the city of Pontiac. It then flips back south to take the cities of Troy and the Congressman’s hometown of Birmingham.
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