Slotkin talks campaign and government reform

Posted at 8:29 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 08:29:49-04

Congressional Candidate Elissa Slotkin campaigned in Lansing Tuesday.

The Democrat is running for her party's nomination n the stat'es 8th District, which includes parts of Lansing and Howell.

She talked about her plan for government accountability.

It includes requiring candidates to have a public schedule, hold regular talks and town halls with constituents, and allow citizens to advise on policy issues.

She also wants campaign finance reform.

"This issue of campaign finance and money in politics undercuts every issue we're trying to make progress on" said Slotkin. "Everywhere I go in the district, people are talking to me about healthcare, prescription drugs, infrastructure. But there's this feeling that money in politics has bought our politicians because they're not advocating on the issues that people care about most."

Slotkin is running against Chris Smith in the Democratic primary.

The winner will face either Lokesh Kumar or incumbent Mike Bishop in November.