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  • Former Mich Democratic Party chair Hollowell issued solicitation citation (Kerry's legal team)

    08/19/2004 6:14:21 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 609+ views
    AP ^ | 8-19-2004
    Former Mich Democratic Party chair Hollowell issued solicitation citation 8/19/2004, 7:37 p.m. ET The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan Democratic Party chairman Melvin "Butch" Hollowell has been issued a citation on accusations he solicited a prostitute, according to broadcast reports. Hollowell, who left his Democratic Party post earlier this month to join John Kerry's national legal team, was pulled over Tuesday night after picking up a woman on Woodward Avenue, not far from his home in Palmer Woods, Detroit station WDIV-TV reported. An attorney for Hollowell told WDIV that the incident was a misunderstanding and Hollowell has denied...
  • Betsy DeVos: Michigan workers paid too much

    04/28/2004 4:52:10 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 48 replies · 1,524+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | Wednesday, April 28, 2004 | Steven Harmon
    So, who does Betsy DeVos think is getting paid too much? The Republican state party chairwoman raised the issue Tuesday when she issued a press release saying high wages were partly to blame for Michigan's economic woes. "Many, if not most, of the economic problems in Michigan are a result of high wages and a tax and regulatory structure that makes this state uncompetitive," DeVos said in the prepared statement. The press release was issued as DeVos criticized Gov. Jennifer Granholm for pinning the blame on President Bush for Michigan's loss of nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs. Granholm was in Washington,...
  • State party spat continues at national meeting (Mich dems)

    06/23/2003 8:45:54 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 1 replies · 158+ views
    ap ^ | 6-23-03
    State party spat continues at national meeting The Associated Press 6/23/2003, 8:28 a.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — The lingering spat atop the Michigan Democratic Party erupted at a national party meeting when Mark Brewer, executive chairman of the state party, was elected president of the Association of State Democratic Chairs. Michigan state chairman Melvin "Butch" Hollowell voted for Washington state chairman Paul Berendt. Hollowell told The Detroit News that his vote over the weekend was "a reflection of the fact that we have a governor that has a different view on the direction of the party." U.S. Rep. John Dingell,...
  • Leading Democratic calls for (AG) Cox to resign (Affirmative Action)

    02/14/2003 8:29:30 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 301+ views
    AP ^ | 2-14-02
    Leading Democratic calls for Cox to resign By AMY F. BAILEY The Associated Press 2/14/03 9:56 AM EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Melvin "Butch" Hollowell, expected to be elected chairman of the state Democratic Party this weekend, said Friday that Republican Attorney General Mike Cox should resign because he's not doing his job as the state's attorney. Hollowell said Cox shouldn't have declined Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm's request to submit a brief supporting the University of Michigan's affirmative action admissions, which is being contested in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hollowell, a Detroit attorney, said Cox's decision violates...