Levin ousted by fellow Democrat Stevens in Michigan

Representative Haley Stevens (D) was expected to defeat fellow countryman Andy Levin (D) in Michigan’s 11th District Democratic primary.

The Associated Press called the race for Stevens at 10:46 p.m. ET.

Both Stevens and Levin were elected four years ago in the 2018 midterm elections that saw Democrats regain control of the House. But the redistricting process has forced them into a membership game that will ultimately determine who will seek a third term in November.

Stevens and Levin occupied different paths in the primary, with Stevens carving out a more moderate reputation and Levin portraying himself as more progressive.

Stevens ultimately entered the primary with a financial advantage over Levin. Their latest federal filings show Stevens has nearly $1.5 million of Levin’s $726,000 at his disposal.

But Levin also had the advantage of name recognition. While elected to the House in 2018, his father, former Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), represented the district for more than three and a half decades, while his uncle is the late Sen. Carl Levin (D- Michigan.).

The race has drawn attention from pro-Israel groups, with the J Street PAC backing the more left-leaning Levin and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee PAC backing Stevens.

Michigan’s 11th district leans toward the Democrats, giving Stevens an easier path to re-election this year after winning twice previously in a more competitive district.

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