Rashida Tlaib has become a household name in the world of politics—just not in a way she would like. The boisterous, foul-mouthed member of the far-left “squad” has been one of the most divisive members of congress since her election back in 2018.
Before even taking office, Tlaib exclaimed in front of her supporters and her 8-year-old son, that she was “going to impeach the motherfu**er!” Tlaib, who has also served in the State House has gained a reputation of being a problem seeker, not a problem solver. Since her swearing in, Tlaib has sought the limelight blaming conservatives for the fake beating of actor Jussie Smollet as well as assigning blame on “white supremacy” for the Jersey City shooting which turned out was committed by two black individuals.
Tlaib has angered many who see her as being more loyal to her native Palestine (and very hostile to our greatest ally in the state of Israel) than she is to the residents of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.
Several local residents inquired about challenging her, a few have even put their own money into running a campaign, but none have the name recognition among activists, or have ever campaigned before or held public office. One particular candidate who has declared himself a contender does not even reside in the 13th District.
In response to a lack of credible candidates, Detroit native and republican 13th District Chairman David Dudenhoefer has committed to “running a complete election” in order to rebuild Republican support in the district. Dudenhoefer, who has gained a reputation as a fighter against the corrupt MIGOP establishment, has led and trained activists while empowering residents to hold their elected officials accountable since 2008.
As the former co-president of Michigan Campaign for Liberty, Dudenhoefer spent his time traveling the state organizing and mobilizing activists and residents on legislative issues dealing with privacy, property rights, gun rights, and taxation issues.
“Over the years I have gotten to know the legislative process, including bill writing, and have become familiar with the corruption In politics, I know what to expect and I am prepared to be the next representative of the residents in our 13th District,” said Dudenhoefer, who is better known by his friends and peers as “The Dude.”
Dudenhoefer’s grassroots campaign has already earned him national attention. He has made several radio and television appearances, most recently appearing on the “Daily Ledger” on One America News Network. Dudenhoefer spoke of his plan to build coalitions in areas Republicans have fallen short including the inner city and among black, Lebanese, Arabic and Latino voters on what he calls “a clean message of individual liberty.”
The FEC has released its first report for the 2020 election cycle, and Dudenhoefer thus far is showing promise reporting just over #30,000 raised all by individual donors with an average of $30 dollars per donation. He is building momentum to mount a legitimate and substantive challenge against Tlaib in November.
But Dudenhoefer will need to raise much more in order to compete with the over $1 million cash on hand that Rashida Tlaib has in her war chest, as she is cashing in on the hate and anger that comes from the radical Left in the Age of Trump.
“We have already surpassed what was reported in January and more importantly our ‘Liberty Uncompromised’ campaign has won over the grassroots which I value even more than money…when you have the right message, people will come,” Dudenhoefer said.
During his campaign kick-off, over 130 top activists attended to show support with an estimated several hundred more watching on live social media. Even with the enthusiasm, Dudenhoefer knows he has an uphill battle ahead since the 13th District has not had a Republican representative in over 57 years.
According to Dudenhoefer, this fact plays at the heart of problem. He said: “Residents have had no real option, historically my party has abandoned Wayne County and Detroit, but we have made strides to bridge the gaps, build relationships and trust, I intend to use this campaign to offer a real option to voters and to help carve a pathway towards peace and prosperity.”
I would like to vouch for Dudenhoefer and his campaign personally, having worked with him for many years and seeing the good he has done in his district and throughout the state. He can flip independent and liberal voters over to the side of Republican, and in a state with such small margins, every vote counts like never before. He is the only candidate in the race with cross-over appeal who can do this.
Please consider giving him your support and help rebuilding the GOP in the 13th and flipping voters to the Republican Party through direct, grassroots action.