Gretchen Driskell, former Saline mayor and state representative, has announced she will make a third attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in Michigan’s 7th U.S. House District.
Driskell, who previously challenged Walberg in 2016 and 2018, announced her candidacy Dec. 4.
“I’m running for Congress because people here in Michigan think Washington is broken. We need someone who will work for us,” Driskell said on her campaign website.
“Over the years, times have gotten a bit harder for us and when we needed Washington most, they have been asleep at the wheel. We need Washington to help us start building again, but we can’t hope to change Washington unless we change the people we send there.”
She highlighted job creation, accessible and affordable healthcare, prescription drug costs, and a secure and dignified retirement for those who have worked for it as key issues on which he hopes to challenge Walberg, a six-term Republican incumbent from Tipton.
Update: Christopher “C.B.” Smith, who had previously announced a campaign for the 7th District seat, has suspended his campaign and endorsed Driskell.
“I believe she is better positioned to beat my Republican opponent than I am. … I heartily and enthusiastically endorse Gretchen in this race, and I encourage my supporters to do the same,” he wrote on his campaign website.
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