Michigan GOP Primary “Endorsements”
With the gubernatorial and Senate races set for 2014, all the primary action will be in the congressional districts. The Republican Party currently holds a 9-5 edge in the congressional delegation to Washington. Two Democrats and two Republicans are vacating their seats. John Dingell in the 12th and Gary Peters in the 14th districts are the retiring Democrats and both of these districts are not | Read More »
Terri Lynn Land (R-cand, Sen, MI) punches like a wimp
When Carl Levin, a long-time Democratic Senator from Michigan, announced his retirement the leading GOP candidate was Terri Lynn Land and the Democratic candidate was Gary Peters. In February the conservative PAC, Americans for Prosperity, launched an ad attacking Peters for his vote for Obamacare. It told the story of Julie Boonstra, a patient battling cancer who was forced by Obamacare to leave the doctor | Read More »
John Conyers fails to make the Ballot in his Michigan District
With Dingell retiring at the end of this term after serving almost 59 years in Congress*, his fellow Michigan representative in the 13th District John Conyers is poised to become the longest serving member of the House. Actually, he would be poised to do so–if he can get on the ballot. Yes, a Congressman seeking his 26th term might see his career end in one | Read More »
SEIU takes it on the chin in Michigan.
There’s no legitimate reason to have public-sector unions.
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Michigan Woman: died in 2008, found in 2014… and voted in 2010.
Gee, I wonder who she voted for. Voting records in Oakland County show [Pia] Farrenkopf, who has not been positively identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office, is shown as voting in the November 2010 gubernatorial election. Pontiac city records indicate Farrenkopf registered to vote in 2006 and had not voted until 2010, but officials point out that could have been an administrative error and she | Read More »
Tired of shady “conservatives”
Aren’t we all tired of sinking our hearts and soul into tea party candidates that just end up letting us down, or even embarrassing us? I was stunned to hear that Congressman Radel of Florida got caught in Washington DC with Cocaine. Back in Michigan, Don Volaric has run for Congress multiple times. But when you try to look into whether he is worth supporting, you find very | Read More »
Gary Peters (D CAND, Michigan Senate) is now officially In Trouble.
He just replaced his campaign manager. It’s one of the warning signs: With Michigan looming as a now key Senate race, Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, who is locked in a tight battle with Republican Terri Lynn Land, has replaced his campaign manager. Paul Tencher, who ran now-Sen. Joe Donnelly’s winning campaign for the Democrats in Indiana last cycle, will take over as the head of | Read More »
Update On Elections: Senate Races Turn Interesting Corner
On Michigan, Gary Peters is an @$$hole! He viciously attacked a mother with leukemia who had her insurance cancelled due to Obamacare. And he voted for it. You know what, just on that I say screw the pundits. I rate this as leaning R. The Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land was already in a lead in the polls anyway so I don’t why pundits have yet | Read More »
John Dingell (D, Michigan)… retires. Or perhaps ‘abdicates’ would be a better word?
Sorry, but even I can’t say ‘cuts and runs’ with a straight face. Fifty-eight years in the House is fifty-eight years in the House. Well, actually seventy-eight: Dingell inherited the seat from his father. And he wants to pass it along like it was a title of freaking nobility:
Looks like @RepGaryPeters decided to target inconvenient leukemia patient Julie Boonstra.
Speaking solely from a pragmatic point of view, this does not exactly sound like a sensible decision on Rep. Gary Peters’ part: LANSING – Today Rep. Gary Peters set his Washington DC legal attack dogs out to intimidate and silence Julie Boonstra, a Michigan mother battling leukemia who had the courage to speak up after the insurance plan she liked was cancelled due to the | Read More »
Terri Lynn Land (R) outraised Gary Peters (D) in 4Q 2013 (Michigan Senate).
It’s stuff like this that is making Democrats ever-so-apprehensive about the open seat race there: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) raised $1 million in the last three months of 2013 according to numbers provided to The Hill, continuing his steady fundraising pace but falling behind the $1.66 million his Senate opponent pocketed in the same time frame. Peters has consistently posted $1 million quarters since he | Read More »
Jerry Cannon (D CAND, Michigan-01 PRI) claims he has an evil twin who hates #Obamacare.
And it’s an evil twin who apparently answers Jerry Cannon’s cell phone. Confused? Yeah, well, so is everybody else: Something funny seems to be going on in a Michigan congressional race. Either a Democratic candidate with national-party backing, challenging Republican incumbent Dan Benishek, has an impersonator with access to his cell phone, or his campaign is pressuring a local paper to edit his quotes. NRO | Read More »
Republican pollster: Terri Lynn Land (R) / Gary Peters (D) 44/36 in Michigan Senate race.
Usual caveats: it’s early, it’s one of a bunch of possible outcomes, it’s a Republican pollster (Harper), and so forth. But this is still pretty good news for Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land. And the Republican party in Michigan, because Harper also checked the generic race: On the generic Senate ballot, Democrats actually lead in the same race by just over one point — well | Read More »
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com It is a truth universally acknowledged that every era deserves its own wonky post-election analysts. Lately Mark Halperin and John Heilemann have shrugged on the mantel previously worn by such notables as Jules Witcover, Theodore H. White and, um, Hunter S. Thompson. Their perspicacious coverage of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections have provided posterity with insights into the sheer brilliance of Barack H. | Read More »
Update on 2014 Gubernatorial Races- Part 3: The Midwest
There are ten races in the Midwest in 2014. Of those ten, Republicans hold the governor’s office in all but two, although one is term-limited (Dave Heinemann in Nebraska). All the others are seeking reelection. Of the two Democrats, one faces a tough fight for his job (Pat Quinn in Illinois) while the other (Mark Dayton in Minnesota) is not as safe as many once | Read More »