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Is Michigan Ready for a Governor Named Abdul?

posted on July 24, 2017

POLITICO’s Daniel Strauss profiles Abdul El-Sayed, a progressive Muslim Democrat who is currently the youngest and least politically experienced candidate running for governor of Michigan. Thirty-two-year-old El-Sayed, who has never held elected office, earned a medical degree at Columbia before working as Detroit’s executive director of the health department. Strauss writes, “El-Sayed is trying to walk an especially precise balancing act – offering specific liberal policy positions to tap into liberal grass-roots energy without alienating more conservative potential voters outside the party.”

Read at POLITICO Magazine