In January, Michigan’s 11th district was redrawn as part of statewide congressional map changes. Two incumbent Democratic House representatives first elected in 2018, Haley Stevens and Andy Levin, soon went from cordial allies to primary opponents, each hoping to win the Detroit-area seat come November.
Not long after, an email sent by David Victor, a past president of the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby group who lives in the Detroit area, was leaked to a progressive group and posted on social media. Victor had backed Levin, son of longtime former congressman Sandy Levin (who was brother to the late US senator Carl Levin), in 2018. But in the message, sent to pro-Israel donors in the Detroit area, Victor called Levin “arguably the most corrosive member of Congress to the US-Israel relationship,” and urged the donors to back Stevens in the race.