Nation­al secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­als run for Michi­gan Sen­ate seat that could decide major­i­ty

Sen­ate races are rarely decid­ed by for­eign pol­i­cy, with vot­ers car­ing more about domes­tic pock­et­book prob­lems. But in the 2024 fight for an open Michi­gan Sen­ate seat, the lead­ing can­di­dates’ nation­al secu­ri­ty back­grounds make a focus on inter­na­tion­al affairs almost inevitable.
Sen. Deb­bie Stabenow (D‑MI) is set to retire after the 2024 elec­tions, set­ting up a poten­tial­ly high­ly com­pet­i­tive race in a pre­mier swing state. Rep. Elis­sa Slotkin (D‑MI) is expect­ed to nab her par­ty’s nom­i­na­tion. She’s a for­mer CIA ana­lyst and Defense Depart­ment offi­cial with a sig­nif­i­cant back­ground in nation­al secu­ri­ty. The high­est-pro­file Repub­li­can in the race, for­mer Rep. Mike Rogers, is an Army vet­er­an and for­mer FBI agent who was chair­man of the House Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tee from 2011–15.
HOUSING STARTS FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2020 AS MORTGAGE RATES REMAIN HIGH
The Sen­ate race is sure to become a heavy-spend­ing affair, with Sen­ate …