Elissa Slotkin, rumored Senate candidate, announces divorce

 February 7, 2023

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Lansing, announced her divorce from husband Dave Moore in a statement released Saturday, according to The Detroit Free Press.

"After careful consideration, we are saddened to announce that we are divorcing after 12 years of marriage," Slotkin and Moore said in a joint statement according to the Free Press. "We've reached this decision together after much reflection and we do it on agreeable terms."

"We appreciate everyone's respect for our privacy on this matter during this time," they said.

Slotkin, a former US intelligence officer, and Moore married in 2011, after meeting in Iraq in 2009.

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She was a Pentagon adviser on her third tour in Iraq at the time; Moore, a retired Army colonel and former Apache helicopter pilot who also specialized in counterterrorism planning, was part of a US team negotiating with the Iraqis.

They tied the knot on Slotkin's family farm in Holly, where she grew up.

Slotkin, who rose to become acting assistant Defense Secretary during President Barack Obama's second term, ran for the U.S. House in 2018, defeating then-Rep.

Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, in a Republican-leaning district. She was re-elected in 2020 and last year won a third two-year term in a newly drawn mid-Michigan district, defeating former state Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte.

Slotkin, a prodigious fundraiser known for winning tough races, is widely regarded as a likely candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., next year.

According to a source close to Slotkin, the divorce is unrelated to the potential race and will have no bearing on whether or not she enters it.

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Another member of the Michigan delegation, U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Birmingham, announced her divorce from her husband last October after about a year of marriage.

This following a Fox News Digital report ahead of last year's midterm elections, Slotkin moved into the home of a lobbyist and campaign donor in order to run for re-election in a different district after the 2020 census resulted in redrawn congressional maps.

Slotkin updated her voting address in May 2022 to reflect the address of a home in Lansing currently owned by Jerry Hollister, a frequent donor to her campaign, according to Michigan voter registration data. Hollister is also an executive at Niowave Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturing company based in Lansing that has received millions in federal funding.

It's unclear whether Slotkin's relocation to Hollister was related to her divorce. Fox News Digital reached out to Slotkin's representative for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

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