Elissa Slotkin announced that she intends to run for Michigan's US Senate seat to be vacated by Debbie Stabenow.
The race for Michigan's 7th US House seat was one of the most expensive in the country as the Dems and PACs plowed a lot of bucks into the race:
Spending in the race is nearing $27 million when future ad reservations and outside spending are considered, making Michigan’s 7th the most expensive House general election contest nationwide, according to a ranking by the firm AdImpact. Source
The blue party outspent the red party by a five-to-one margin. Very curious, that.
Slotkin won the race, 192,809 to Barrett's 172,624.
The gargantuan bank-roll to outpace the challenger by a mere 5 percentage points becomes clearer IF Slotkin had already been chosen as Stabenow's replacement by the Democrats in their smoke-filled rooms and the primaries are a mere formality. It would be VERY embarrassing if the Queen-Emperor in-waiting had been unable to get reelected as an incumbent in her home US House district.
Incidentally, if you look at Michigan's voting patterns and the broad shift in the direction of Biden's party (in Michigan) during the mid-term, many conservatives estimate the margin-of-cheat to be in the range of 6%. Whether true or not, it is entertaining.