The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) has come out guns blazing this week with a new series of advertisements attacking Democrats. This campaign places the spotlight squarely on Democratic Representative Elissa Slotkin from Michigan, bringing to light her connections to a project backed by Chinese interests.
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Slotkin, who is vying to fill the shoes of the retiring Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, has come under scrutiny for signing a non-disclosure agreement on a project proposed in her home state. The project under discussion is a brainchild of Gotion, a technology firm is based in China. The NRSC is prepared to hold Slotkin accountable for this questionable NDA through a new search advertising campaign.
RSC spokesperson Maggie Abboud said in a statement:
“Shanghai Slotkin needs to explain why she is trying to cover up her involvement with this company that is affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party. Her silence on the non-disclosure agreement she signed with Gotion is unacceptable.”
Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Mich., a member of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, has also stated:
“The non-disclosure agreements raise serious questions about why Gotion and the officials involved would want to hide details of the project from the public. NDAs can create distrust and make the public feel like they are not getting the whole story.”
Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has voiced strong support for the Gotion project in her state while other state entities have called out the project for its connection to the Chinese Communist Party. According to its company rules, Gotion High-Tech is obliged to conduct activities that align with the Constitution of the Communist Party of China.