State Senator Tom Barrett discusses why he’s running for Congress
State senator Barrett believes his views on corporate welfare, border security and tax policy separate him from his opponent.
Michigan’s new Congressional Districts have shaken things up in our politics. It means incumbents now have to run in places they may not be as familiar and certain races will be closer than analysts had thought.
The 7th Congressional District is projected to be very close. The region — which includes Lansing and Ingham, Livingston and Shiawassee Counties — has Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin facing state Senator Tom Barrett, a Republican out of Charlotte, Michigan.
“I’m very comfortable with the people of this district, making their decision going to the voting booth casting their vote and selecting their next member of Congress.” — Tom Barrett, 7th District Congressional candidate.
Listen: Why Tom Barrett thinks he should be the 7th District’s next Congressman.
Tom Barrett is a current state senator who’s running as a Republican in the 7th Congressional District against Congresswoman Elisa Slotkin. He says he will commit to the results of the election whether he wins or loses.
“I’m very comfortable with the people of this district, making their decision going to the voting booth casting their vote and selecting their next member of Congress,” says Barrett. “That is absolutely something that we have to respect and I respect the people’s decision.”
“We know that there’s a lot on the line and both sides are aggressively campaigning,” continues Barrett. “That’s a good thing for democracy — to have these differing opinions and for people to be able to engage in and voice their opinion.”
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