Washington, DC - Starting today, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer is on a four-state swing to campaign for Democratic candidates.
Beginning in Western Pennsylvania, Hoyer will join PA-18 special election candidate Conor Lamb for a canvass launch in Carnegie on Saturday afternoon. Lamb is a former federal prosecutor and Marine Corps Reserves officer who is running for the open seat vacated by Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who stepped down in October.
On Sunday, Hoyer will travel to Michigan. In the morning, he will attend a campaign event in support of candidate Elissa Slotkin (MI-08). A third-generation Michigander, Slotkin served at the senior levels of the Pentagon during the Obama Administration and was Iraq Director for the National Security Council. She is running to unseat second-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop and is one of the DCCC's "Red-to-Blue" candidates. In the afternoon, Hoyer will campaign for candidate Gretchen Driskell (MI-07), a former State Representative and Mayor of Saline. Driskell is running against incumbent Rep. Tim Walberg.
Hoyer will travel to Ohio on Monday, where he will campaign in support of candidate Ken Harbaugh (OH-07). A decorated retired Navy lieutenant, Harbaugh is President of the nonprofit organization Team Rubicon Global, which helps veterans reintegrate into civilian life by engaging them in missions to provide emergency relief services to those affected by natural disasters. He is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs.
Tuesday afternoon, Hoyer will join candidate Mel Hall (IN-02) for a campaign event in Indiana. Hall is a former Methodist minister who served as CEO of the health care analytics company Press Ganey in South Bend. This is his first-ever run for public office, and he is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski.
This is Hoyer's nineteenth trip since the start of the 2018 election cycle in support of Democrats running for Congress. He has raised or contributed $2.1 million to help elect Democratic challengers and incumbents and retake the House Majority.