Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Republican nominee for Michigan’s Seventh Congressional District Tom Barrett, running against Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), slammed his opponent on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday this weekend for her “extremely problematic” and likely unethical rental of a home owned by a lobbyist — who also donated to her campaign.
“It is unbelievable,” Barrett said about the bombshell new report from Fox News claiming the Democrat rents her new home from a lobbyist — who also donated to her campaign — to appear she lives in the new congressional district in which she is trying to get elected.
“You almost could not make it up if you were trying,” he told Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle. “The fact that my opponent has decided to move into the home of a Washington, DC lobbyist, who has millions of dollars of government contracts that are directly interfacing with committees that Congresswoman Slotkin serves on is… it’s extremely problematic…it’s troubling…[and] ethical concerns.”
The congresswoman currently represents Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District but decided to run in the Seventh Congressional District after the once-in-a-decade redistricting process that changed the map of the Great Lake State.
Listen: This week, Fox News reported that Michigan voter registration data showed that Slotkin updated her voting address in May to an address in Lansing owned by Jerry Hollister, a frequent donor to the congresswoman’s campaign who is also an executive at Niowave Inc., a Lansing-based pharmaceutical manufacturer receiving tens of millions of dollars in federal funding.
Breitbart News wrote about Hollister’s relevant work history: The report noted that Hollister is the chief operating officer and director of government relations at Niowave. His LinkedIn profile states his responsibilities are “to continue developing Congres[s]ional relationships, local community relationships, and media relationships important to continued growth.” … His […]
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