Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes react to moving up Michigan in the Presidential Primary calendar
LANSING, MI — Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, and MDP Chair Lavora Barnes, released the following statements on behalf of a coalition of the leading Democrats in the state, reacting to the new 2024 Democratic Primary calendar approved by the DNC today that puts Michigan #5 in the nation and #1 in the Midwest.
In statement from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell said:
“Senator Carl Levin is smiling down on us today. This is the culmination of a journey he began over 30 years ago, and a torch that I have been proud to carry on because I have always believed that Michigan picks presidents and that all roads to the White House go through the heartland. This primary calendar, which the DNC approved today, will establish a presidential nominating process that reflects the diversity of our country and ensures that we as Democrats showcase the issues that matter most in determining who wins in November.”
Michigan Democratic Chair Lavora Barnes has this to say on today’s decision:
“Today is a good day for Michigan and our entire nation. Throughout this process, we made the case that our state is a place that picks presidents. With the DNC’s stamp of approval, our presidential nominating process will now reflect the diversity of our country and Michiganders’ voices will be heard. It has been a privilege to play a role, alongside Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, our other Congressional Leaders, the Governor, Lt. Governor, and the Michigan legislature who were all united behind Sen. Carl Levin’s dream of moving up Michigan. That dream is now set to become a reality.”