JUNE POLLING SHOWS SOUTHFIELD MAYOR BRENDA LAWRENCE BREAKING THROUGH GLASS CEILING IN FIGHT AGAINST MENS ONLY CLUB OF CANDIDATES FOR 14TH DISTRICT SEAT
With little more than a month until August primary, “the time is drawing near where the politics of a men’s only club of candidates is ending.”
Southfield, MI – With little more than a month left until the election to replace outgoing Congressman Gary Peters, Mayor Brenda Lawrence is leading in the polls in a male dominated field of candidates. The latest June poll was done by nationally recognized Lake Research in Washington, D.C.
“The good old boys club can’t keep a good woman down or out anymore,” says Lawrence. “The time is drawing near where the politics of men’s only club of candidates is ending.”
Lawrence, the only woman in the race, is dominating the crowded, all-male field of candidates with 35-percent of the vote according to polling. The field includes a former congressman and lesser known state legislator. Her consistent lead in polling is capturing the attention of news media outlets following the race.
“We are going to win this race,” says Lawrence. “This is a democratic primary. As democrats we are tired of electing men who can’t or won’t stop the tide of attacks on women, children, public education, healthcare and labor organizations. The state passes laws restricting a woman’s reproductive healthcare choices. Roads are crumbling beneath our feet. Schools are closing before our eyes. Cities, townships and villages across the district face financial calamity. Democrats need leaders willing to fight for our core principles when they are under attack – protect a woman’s right to choose, fund our infrastructure, support public education and help our communities. When we win this primary, people are going to get a fighter committed to standing up for the things that make us proud to be democrats.”
The telephone survey of 400 likely voters was conducted in the first week of June. Mayor Lawrence’s job approval rating was 49-percent – the highest of all the candidates. A majority of polls have shown Lawrence as the most popular choice among primary voters. Copies of the poll are available to members of the news media. For more information about Mayor Lawrence’s fight to break the glass ceiling in the 14th and her successful campaign, go towww.brendalawrence.com