Democrat Rashida Tlaib on her run to stay in Congress

The underlying economic problem behind inflation is corporate greed, not higher wages, according to Congresswoman Tlaib.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in 2019. Photo by Jake Neher, WDET.

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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is the strong favorite to win the 12th Congressional District. Her goals include prioritizing the lives of working families in her politics.

Detroit Today spoke with the high-profile politician to understand why she’s running for office, how she views President Joe Biden’s agenda and more. The show has also been talking with other Congressional candidates, including Tlaib’s opponent, Steven Elliott.

“I think and hope that folks are going to like that I’m really hands-on and rooted in the community as I take on these issues that I feel like are not less important in Oakland County than they are in Wayne County.” — Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Democratic congressional candidate.


Listen: Why Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is running for office.

 


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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is a Democrat from Detroit representing Michigan’s 13th District. She’s running for re-election in the new 12th District.

Tlaib says if elected she will use a hands-on approach to meet people where they are at.

“I think and hope that folks are going to like that I’m really hands-on and rooted in the community as I take on these issues that I feel like are not less important in Oakland County than they are in Wayne County,” says Tlaib.

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