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Grass Roots v. MI GOP Establishment: Echoes of 1992 in Stupak Seat Race
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2010 | Jack McHugh

Posted on 04/15/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT by MichCapCon

n 1992, incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Davis chose not to run for re-election in the Michigan 1st District because he was one of the top five politicians implicated in the House “check kiting“ scandal. Davis had represented the district covering the northern Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula since 1978. Poor decisions made then by a state Republican establishment alienated many of the district's grass roots "true believers," opening the door for a former one-term Democrat state Representative, who won and went on to an 18-year Congressional career.

Fast forward to 2010: The 1st District seat has once again become open due to a misstep by the incumbent, that once little-known Democrat who won the seat in 1992. His name, of course, is Bart Stupak, and the misstep was his vote in favor of President Barack Obama’s health care bill. And once again, members of the Republican establishment are making moves that could diminish grass roots support for the party’s eventual candidate in the November general election, potentially leading to the ascension of yet another Democrat "dynasty" in the 1st District...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: congress; races; stupak

1 posted on 04/15/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon

thank God stupak is kaputs. kaput(german - broken, yiddish death). this Michigan Congressional District 1 Constituent has always voted Republican. the repeal effort was not necessary. bart cut his own throat and he deserves the treatment he receives from his constiuents. Oddly enough the abortion funding will not be cut and he stated he would strive to clear his conscious to seek the abortion cut, but if he was unable to prevail, he would still vote yes. He voted yes. People need to know he supported Planned parenthood’s Federal Funding. Yes Bart is a joke. Good Riddance to the garbage

2 posted on 04/15/2010 8:00:23 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free.)
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Unfortunately, the Michigan GOP will do their best to screw up a good situation, due to their incompetence.
I am hoping that Dan Benishek will get the nomination, and I will campaign for him.
Also, throwing her burning bra into the Democrat cesspool, is a local lefty, Connie Saltonstall.
If people thought Stupak was bad, she would be disastrous.

3 posted on 04/15/2010 8:39:28 AM PDT by gigster
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