Lena Epstein Exits Senate Race
Lena Epstein announces in a video that she is withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race to run for Dave Trott’s Congressional seat (YouTube screenshot).
Michigan businesswoman Lena Epstein announced this morning that she is withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. The change comes one week after Congressman Dave Trott (R-Birmingham) announced that he would not be seeking reelection to his 11th District seat. Trott is currently serving his second term.
“As the future Congresswoman for Michigan’s 11th District,” Epstein stated in her announcement video, “I will fight tirelessly to represent all citizens of the district.” She is a co-owner of Vesco Oil, a family business based in southeast Michigan.
Epstein joins former state House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Raczkowski in the 11th District GOP field, and others are considering the run. Democrats Haley Stevens and Fayrouz Saad have already announced as well.
Lena Epstein first announced her campaign for U.S. Senate on May 22 of this year. Her departure from the race leaves former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bob Young, Jr. and businessman John James as the only Republicans currently running to defeat Debbie Stabenow. Kid Rock has been flirting with a Senate campaign for some time, and Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) may run for Senate as well. Upton could announce as soon as this Saturday at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.
Make sure to keep up with the 2018 U.S. Senate race at the Michigan Conservative’s Senate Election page.