Great Stakes: Michigan’s black representation problem could become Biden’s in November

DETROIT, Michigan — Michigan‘s largest city is not represented by a black member of Congress for the first time in more than half a century, but the Democratic primary for Detroit‘s 13th Congressional District underscores a broader problem for the party and President Joe Biden.

Four years after black voters helped Biden win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, prominent members of the community have expressed concerns that the powerful voting bloc is once again being taken for granted, particularly as the president tries to appeal to working-class voters in battleground states such as Michigan. However, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Adam Hollier, a young black and Native American man and former state senator, is hoping his campaign can simultaneously address those concerns and provide support for Biden…

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