Elissa Slotkin and her husband will divorce after a controversial campaign cycle
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and her husband are set to divorce after 12 years of marriage following a contentious campaign season.
“After careful consideration, we are saddened to announce that we are divorcing after 12 years of marriage,” the former US intelligence officer told the Detroit Free Press in a joint statement with her husband, Dave Moore, over the weekend. “We made this decision together after careful consideration and we are doing it on pleasant terms.”
The two, who wed in 2011 after meeting in 2009 in Iraq, added: “We appreciate each other’s respect for our privacy on this matter during this time.”
This, of course, follows Republican controversy during the last campaign cycle when she lived in a residence owned by Jerry Hollister, a “lobbyist”, who is a part-time “corporate” executive. for a pharmaceutical manufacturer receiving millions in federal funding — and donating to his campaign — to run for the new congressional headquarters.
At the time, the “lobbyist” and his family were registered to vote at the same residence where Slotkin resided.
When Slotkin was confronted with the situation during a televised debate with her Republican opponent, State Senator Tom Barrett, she responded to the news anchor by asking the questions.
Trying to defend herself, Slotkin claimed the attacks were “political desperation” since she claimed to be paying fair market value.
Slotkin’s Republican opponent attacked her saying there were over 1,500 apartments available in Lansing, Michigan at the time. Yet Slotkin lived in the one owned by the executive who donated to his campaign.
However, following the controversy, Slotkin triumphed over Barrett to win re-election in Michigan’s seventh congressional district in one of the nation’s most intense and expensive races, as reported by Breitbart News.
Since then, just three months after being in a difficult re-election situation, Slotkin appears to be taking the necessary steps to run for the Senate after incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced last month that she would not seek not up for re-election and will retire. at the end of his current term in January 2025.