Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s sister reportedly considering run for battleground House seat in New York

The sister of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., is reportedly considering a congressional run in New York, as Democrats set their sights on flipping back a once-blue seat in the state. Liz Whitmer Gereghty, sister of the Democratic Governor, currently resides in Westchester County, New York, and is reportedly considering launching her campaign in April. Two anonymous individuals close to the rumored candidate told Politico that Democrats are recruiting Gereghty to run for New York’s 17th Congressional District, a house seat flipped red by Rep. Mike Lawler, R-N-Y., in the 2022 midterms. GOV. WHITMER BLASTED FOR ‘GASLIGHTING’ RESIDENTS ON COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ADMITTING SOME DIDN’T MAKE SENSE Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won re-election in Michigan by a large margin last cycle, however, the seat eyed for her sister was recently turned red despite New York being a predominantly Democratic state. MICHIGAN GOV. WHITMER REPEALS NEAR-CENTURY OLD ABORTION BAN: ‘LONG OVERDUE’ Freshman Rep. Lawler ousted Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney last cycle, the then-representative who chaired of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) at the time of his defeat. At this time, Gereghty has not officially confirmed a run in the swing district. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Whitmer did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment regarding her sister’s potential candidacy.
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