Rep. Haley Stevens beats Levin in battle of Democratic incumbents

Rep. Haley Stevens defeated a Democratic House colleague in a primary Tuesday night in Michigan, outperforming Rep. Andy Levin in an incumbent-versus-incumbent battle outside Detroit.

Stevens’ success comes after Michigan lost a congressional seat and redistricting forced the two Democrats together, with Levin deciding to leave behind the redrawn version of his current seat to face off in the 11th District.

The battle between Levin, a progressive, and Stevens, a moderate, garnered national and international attention as the latest venue for politicking on U.S.-Israel policy, with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its new super PAC throwing in with Stevens and J Street, a more liberal pro-Israel group, backing Levin. The expensive race also drew out the ideological differences splintering the Democratic Party at the national level.

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