(TheRedWire.com) – Redistricting is having a brutal impact on incumbent Democratic lawmakers in several Democratic-led states. Michigan is no exception. After the 2020 census, the Great Lakes State lost a congressional seat due to the reduction of its population. On Wednesday, January 5, far-left Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) announced she would seek a third term in a new district.
The new Detroit-area district neighbors her current one. Michigan’s newly formed 12th Congressional District includes two-thirds of her previous district. The new district comprises Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. Tlaib is a Muslim-American. Both communities have large Arab American populations. Tlaib said she’s excited to serve her existing constituents and new ones if she wins.
Tlaib announces run in new Detroit district with Lawrence retiring https://t.co/RykiIDV0V0 pic.twitter.com/uGoR7yHWLV
— The Hill (@thehill) January 6, 2022
The Michigan 12th District will be a solid left-wing stronghold. At this point, no other Democrat has announced a primary run against the incumbent Congresswoman. If there is a potential match with a Republican, the odds are strong that Tlaib will win re-election easily, considering her new district is composed largely of her old constituency and Arab Americans who may be more willing to vote for her.
Tlaib will run in place of Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), who announced her retirement from Congress following the release of the new redistricting map. Lawrence served five terms in the House and spent a total of 30 years in elected public office.
Copyright 2022, TheRedWire.com