For years, the Democrats have had a difficult time recruiting a strong candidate for what, at least on paper, appears to be a relatively competitive congressional district. Since the seat was originally drawn in 2001, the Livonia-anchored seat has drawn a sub-standard Democratic nominee. Yesterday, that may have changed. Haley Stevens, the chief of staff for President Obama’s Auto Task Force, announced that she will challenge two-term Rep. David Trott (R-Birmingham) next year. Depending upon the national climate in 2018, Trott could be vulnerable over his professional career. The Congressman’s law firm has foreclosed on more homeowners than any legal organization in the state, a practice that has made him personally wealthy. No previous opponent has made this issue stick, but we can be assured that Ms. Stevens will make the foreclosure history a major point of attack.
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