Margaret “Mickey” Brumm, a Democrat candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives in the Upper Peninsula’s 109th District, didn’t appreciate incumbent Rep. Jenn Hill’s summation of Yoopers’ desire for reliable energy.

Hill claimed at a November 2023 town hall meeting “that she thought ‘people in the Upper Peninsula only cared about energy issues when it came to warm showers and cold beer'”, MIRS News reported.

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That triggered an immediate fiery response from Brumm: “This is about the future of the Upper Peninsula. This is about all of these people. Okay, you stand there, and you act like it’s no big deal a lot more than cold beer and warm showers. How dare you!” according to TV 6 at the time.

The candidate recently posted this video on the matter, showing her standing in the bathroom with a shower cap on her head:

“I just wanted you to know I’m taking advantage of the gift from our current representative,” Brumm said, turning on the water.

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“Except I don’t think it’s going to work. The water’s ice cold and the beer is warm and it’s stale,” she lamented. “So I think we’re going to give it a pass on this one, but thanks for thinking of us.”

Brumm issued a lengthier response in another recent campaign video:

“We have some ambitious energy requirements that require renewable energy by a certain date and time,” she said. Mandates passed by the Democrat majority in the Legislature and signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requires 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, 60 percent by 2035, and 100 percent by 2040.

She said she is working to implement those new requirements, but criticized a portion of the plan that took local control away from cities and townships to have a say over solar and wind developments. Democrats empowered the Michigan Public Service Commission to make those decisions from Lansing — 395 miles away from Marquette.

Sources have told The Midwesterner that piece of the plan is so serious to Whitmer, she threatened to support the primary opponents of any incumbents who voted against it. (None did.)

“Our current representative in the 109th voted in favor of that bill, betraying the interests of people who voted for her,” Brumm said, “saying in fact that was more important that Lansing gets what it wants than the people of the Upper Peninsula have control of their land.”

“I’m going to be very hard to repeal that part of the legislation,” Brumm said.

According to Ballotpedia, Hill was elected in 2022 with 53 percent of the vote.