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Trouble for Democrats in Michigan?
Wall Street Journal ^ | February 14, 2014

Posted on 02/16/2014 8:27:22 AM PST by SMGFan

The race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan is still rated "Democratic Favored" by some Washington prognosticators, but the contest is starting to look like a toss-up.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: billschutte; carllevin; debbiestabenow; detroit; michigan; ruthjohnson; terrilynnland
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"Suddenly, Michigan Republican Terri Lynn Land building steam in Senate race" is title of Detroit Free Press story today. Linking & exerpting not allowed.
1 posted on 02/16/2014 8:27:22 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I saw that elsewhere. Land was leading Peters in an EPIC/MRA poll. That’s a democrat polling firm, too.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 8:28:41 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: cripplecreek

Ping


3 posted on 02/16/2014 8:29:17 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SMGFan
Carl Levin is still alive???

How the hell old is he? 120?

Thank God there's term limits on human lifespan. Sheesh. We'd never be rid of these people.

4 posted on 02/16/2014 8:31:22 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SMGFan

If republicans/conservatives turn out this year, it could be an epic azz-whipping for the Rat/Commies.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 8:31:52 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: SMGFan

The whole country needs to purge democrats from office holdings.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 8:32:40 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SMGFan

The old Democrat voting block in Detroit is a shadow of what it once was. When you look at the rest of Michigan outside Detroit, it has always been Republican, but Detroit carried the state for democrats. Now that Detroit is becoming a ghost town, that is all changing.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 8:32:55 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: SMGFan
Linking & exerpting not allowed.

Thanks for the heads up. I make it a point not to click on links to website that do not allow links or excerpts.

If they don't want my bidness, I'm happy to not give it to 'em.

8 posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:26 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
With a little luck, Ruth Johnson will have done all she can do as SOS in a couple of years and can run for the Stupicow seat. I also think Bill Schutte would be a good governor.

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9 posted on 02/16/2014 8:34:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Now that Detroit is becoming a ghost town, that is all changing.

Now if the Republicans can only stop the ghost in Detroit from voting, they might have a chance.

10 posted on 02/16/2014 8:35:17 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: SMGFan

I wish they could primary Ryan and still keep the HOR seat.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 8:35:40 AM PST by grania
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To: SMGFan

Breaking up the Levin cartel would be a good thing.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 8:37:24 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: clee1

Or, Civil War II without the bullets.

Say what u will about the Civil War, but it did resolve forever the issue of slavery.

We may be on the verge of turning back “Liberalism” (a form of slavery) for 100 years. If so, future generations might find it within themselves to thank Zero.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 8:37:24 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
The old Democrat voting block in Detroit is a shadow of what it once was.

Our SOS and AG were both targeted by voter fraud and take a dim view of it. They've really cracked down on it. I personally suspect its why Detroit suddenly has a white mayor that the Detroit machine didn't want.
14 posted on 02/16/2014 8:38:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

If Carl Levin is getting off the Democrat Gravy Train of power along with Waxman and other long held seats, influence and corruption now, it means they (Democrats) understand they are at the bottom layer of the sh!t bucket as far as chances to prosper come November are concerned.

We should redouble our efforts to condemn natural RINO Republican capitulation even before the first hint of battle and DESTROY them in their own primaries. Boehner, Cornyn, McConnell et al need to be pilloried, debased and ridiculed into defeat before they meet their eunich opposition in the general election.

ObamaCare has given us a chance at redemption. We blow that chance by pulling the lever for the lesser of two evils and succumbing to appeaser ‘reason and abused logic.’


15 posted on 02/16/2014 8:38:46 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

It took forever, but they finally look like they are wearing out. There are still pockets of hard blue in Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Traverse City, and Muskegon though, mainly due to college kids and transplants from Chicago.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 8:40:40 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Gaffer

Terry Bowman, leader of the Union Conservatives is seriously considering a run for John Dingell’s seat.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 8:42:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

Toss ups go to the Dem by default. Maybe not on Election Night, or even a week later, or a month later. After all, it takes time to dig though all of those car trunks.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 8:43:45 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SMGFan

Reading is not allowed either unless you have a subscription.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:03 AM PST by Bob
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To: fwdude

Toss ups go to democrats where democrats control the process. Now that the GOP has control of the state, Detroit will still go democrat but it won’t do it with 100,000 more votes than people.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 8:46:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: b4its2late

It needs to take the political stuff like you get to prepare for a Colonostopy to clear out the DemoCRAPs!


21 posted on 02/16/2014 8:46:51 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SMGFan

Just pick a different “source”

http://www.rttnews.com/2270231/poll-shows-republican-terri-lynn-land-leading-michigan-senate-race.aspx


22 posted on 02/16/2014 8:49:06 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: VanDeKoik
and Ann Arbor, Lansing, & Detroit
23 posted on 02/16/2014 8:51:06 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: eyedigress

Peters and Schauer can’t distance themselves from their Obamacare votes. In the case of Schauer its the only memorable thing he did in his 1 term in congress.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 8:53:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan
Where we currently stand congressionally.

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25 posted on 02/16/2014 8:56:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope everyone in Michigan can get this done! Good Luck


26 posted on 02/16/2014 8:56:53 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: SMGFan

What the DNC mouthpieces at ABC, CBS, NBC, and the rest of the alphabet channels are not reporting is the widespread anger many Americans have at the direction this country is going. The print media, while certainly not the most objective medium, is starting to post articles more frequently about the bad economic conditions and voter discontent especially against the Democrats. I know we’re always lamenting here about the vast numbers of low information voters but the American people, at some point, are not going to take this crap anymore. At some level we all know something isn’t quite right with this country and our political classes are going to feel the brunt of our anger eventually.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 8:59:22 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: eyedigress
People don't forget easily. It was a small group that turned out in the 12 degree temps to greet Obama when he was in Lansing a week or so back but they represent a lot more.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 9:00:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dowcaet
I know we’re always lamenting here about the vast numbers of low information voters but the American people, at some point, are not going to take this crap anymore.

I agree and I think a real change of direction is building. I've talked to a lot of people in Detroit that could be classified as low info voters who really do get it but are powerless to do anything about it. What some have told me is that they would vote for a republican but none run, if they did run they would act like the democrats, and the powers that be would not allow a republican to win.
29 posted on 02/16/2014 9:14:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SandRat

” prepare for a Colonostopy”

TriLyte, with Flavor Packs?


30 posted on 02/16/2014 9:43:03 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cripplecreek
Toss ups go to democrats where democrats control the process.

Not always. How do you explain VA in the past election? Or Minnesota in 2008, with a Republican Gov and Legislature?

It's all about sleazy lawyers and a gutless GOP.

31 posted on 02/16/2014 9:49:24 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Will it force out the DemoCRAPS?


32 posted on 02/16/2014 9:52:47 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SMGFan

Rick Snyder needs to pull out all the stops to supersize Republican turnout. As long as the ghosts of Detroit don’t appear at the polls, I predict a loss for Peters, and a very angry Ed Schultz.


33 posted on 02/16/2014 9:55:19 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: fwdude

Ah, but in Minnesota, wasn’t the AG a Democrat?


34 posted on 02/16/2014 9:55:50 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Texas Eagle

Having only one “job” in his life seems to have agreed with him - but not us.


35 posted on 02/16/2014 10:02:21 AM PST by mcshot (We don't know much other then it's fraud.)
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To: SandRat

It’ll force out anything! Put it in the Congressional water fountains, coffee makers, etc..


36 posted on 02/16/2014 10:08:45 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Texas Eagle
John Dingel, who's been a US Rep for over fifty year, if you've ever heard him speak recently, sounds like he's developing alzheimers or has suffered a stroke.

It's pathetic how long his family has been around in politics....He took over from his father back in the 50's and I don't think he's ever held a public sector job but has made millions off us.

37 posted on 02/16/2014 10:12:03 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

There is talk that if John Dingell didn’t run, his wife would.

Somebody needs to knock the self declared royalty off their throne.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 10:22:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Dingell has been in office for 58 years BTW.

His father held the seat from 1933 to 1955.

80+ freakin years between them.


39 posted on 02/16/2014 10:28:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
80+ freakin years between them.

I think his wife was a lobbyist for the UAW.....

40 posted on 02/16/2014 10:31:51 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: b4its2late

Talk to your friends and neighbors about voting...


41 posted on 02/16/2014 10:48:56 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because of left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfie)
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To: cripplecreek
80+ freakin years between them.

Un-freaking believable. They've stayed in power longer than Hitler, Mussolini and even the USSR.

Are we a great country or what? Where else can despots thrive and failed political, social and financial concepts of other nations be welcomed with open arms, full support and protection?

It's time to dong a dingell!

42 posted on 02/16/2014 12:21:20 PM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: varon

John Conyers is the second longest serving member in Congress right next door to Dingell’s district. Conyers was elected in 1964.


43 posted on 02/16/2014 12:29:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Thank God there’s term limits on human lifespan. Sheesh. We’d never be rid of these people.


Tell me about it. Senator “Dead Ted” Kennedy (now sober 4 years 5 1/2 months) hung on even though he knew he was dying of brain cancer. He knew, as well, that there had to be a special election since he, Dead Ted himself, had pushed the law through to keep a Republican governor from appointing replacement senators when John Fraud Kerry ran for national office. He selfishly hung on until the last possible moment.

The whole bunch of hyperannuated dementia-riddled mummies are nothing but selfish, power-drunk human waste. *spit*

(Someday, I’ll tell ya how I REALLY feel...)


44 posted on 02/16/2014 12:47:02 PM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cripplecreek

Conyers worked for Dingle before running himself.


45 posted on 02/16/2014 12:58:30 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Texas Eagle

Carl Levin is 79 (will be 80 on June 28). His older brother, Sander Levin, 82, is a Congressman.


46 posted on 02/16/2014 3:10:55 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hot Tabasco
I think his wife was a lobbyist for the UAW.....

No I think it was GM, and I believe she is a "Fisher" as in Fisher Body of GM...

47 posted on 02/16/2014 3:49:03 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: cripplecreek; All
Terry Bowman, leader of the Union Conservatives is seriously considering a run for John Dingell’s seat.

It is in the press here in Michigan, but Verboten to post aka the Detroit Newspapers, however...

Terry spilled the beans last week at a Tea Party Meeting that me might throw his hat in the ring.

It is an out of the box candidacy if you research who he is.

IMHO it is big story and CrippleCreek broke a 1st if you will...

48 posted on 02/16/2014 3:53:02 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger

I follow Bowman on twitter and he announced that he was seriously considering a run.

I’d love to see how Dingellberry runs against a union guy.


49 posted on 02/16/2014 4:28:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I’d love to see how Dingellberry runs against a union guy.

Exactly, that is why I say it is so out of the box, IMHO it is also Deviously Delicious the ironies are many and IMHO the potential of Terry running a campaign that gets in their "OODA Loop" and has them off balance constantly is real, given some of the ideas he mentioned at his most recent public talk, or am I reading too much into what he said...

50 posted on 02/16/2014 4:33:56 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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