Why Rep. Dan Kildee is running for office in the 8th Congressional District

“Oil companies are making a killing – huge profits, record profits,” says the congressman, noting that legislators need to “go after price gouging.”

Rep. Dan Kildee at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference.

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There are a number of elections that are expected to be close, and that includes the 8th Congressional District race.

Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee is facing off against Republican challenger Paul Junge. Kildee has supported economic relief bills to combat COVID-19 and secured funding for infrastructure and blight removal. His district currently includes Flint, Bay City and Saginaw, and the new 8th District extends west to include Midland and rural Saginaw, but loses some territory to the north.

“For me, it’s focusing on what we can do to reduce costs for families. That’s why the insulin cap legislation that I wrote is so important because for about 10% of Michigan families that’s a real issue.” — Dan Kildee, Congressman


Listen: What the sitting Congressman hopes to accomplish if he’s elected to the 8th District.

 


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Congressman Dan Kildee is a Democrat from Flint Township representing Michigan’s 5th District. He’s running in the newly drawn 8th. He says he’s working to reduce healthcare costs to help Michiganders, especially when other costs remain high.

“For me, it’s focusing on what we can do to reduce costs for families. That’s why the insulin cap legislation that I wrote is so important because for about 10% of Michigan families that’s a real issue,” says Kildee.

Detroit Today has reached out on multiple occasions to invite Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District Paul Junge onto the program. We have not yet heard back from the candidate.

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