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  • Michigan's Gary Peters Resorts to War on Women Attack Ad in Face Of Questions About Fabricated

    10/13/2014 7:40:36 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 13 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Michigan Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) has launched a new advertisement that falsely claims GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land wants to cut women’s access to various female health services. The new ad comes as Peters and his campaign have completely publicly ignored an investigation by Breitbart News into Peters’ military background, in which documents and interviews with military leaders—including one of Peters’ former commanding officers—have shown that he fabricated much of his service record for political gain on the campaign trail. “This is an important election for women,” a woman in the Peters campaign ad says. “And...
  • In Attempt To Disprove Story Showing He Fabricated Military Record, Gary Peters Gives

    10/13/2014 7:31:13 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 13 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Michigan Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) accidentally proved to the Daily Beast he lied on his campaign website and on the campaign trail about his military record as part of an effort to disprove a Breitbart News investigation—and the Daily Beast’s Tim Mak fell hook, line and sinker for the Peters’ campaign’s spin despite being provided with evidence by Peters that Peters lied. “To rebut the Breitbart story, the Peters campaign provided The Daily Beast with a document signed by a commanding officer showing that the candidate qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist on August 5,...
  • Michigan Dem Senate Nominee Gary Peters Exaggerated, Misrepresented Military Record

    10/12/2014 6:31:29 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) has exaggerated and misrepresented his military service record on the campaign trail for U.S. Senate in Michigan, military community leaders including one of his former commanding officers told Breitbart News for an exclusive investigative report. Peters’ military service record jacket, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from the Department of the Navy and provided exclusively to Breitbart News, shows a man who had a broken service record that was substandard, one of his indirect commanding officers, retired Navy Commander Jim Semerad, said in an interview with Breitbart News. “Gary was pretty much a warm...
  • Michelle Obama rallies Democrats in Detroit; 'We're better off today'

    10/10/2014 1:56:04 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 58 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Khalil AlHajal
    DETROIT, MI - First Lady Michelle Obama told a Detroit audience Friday "we are better off today than when Barack first took office," as she rallied the crowd in support of Michigan Democrats up for election in November. The first lady, stumping for Democrats around the country, cited historic economic growth, higher graduation rates and health care availability as signs the country is headed in the right direction. Democrats are campaigning to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November, though Republicans are mounting a strong challenge to takeover both chambers of Congress. In Michigan, Democrats are trying to hold...
  • New Poll: Michigan Battleground For U.S. Senate, GOP Candidate Within Margin Of Error

    10/09/2014 5:43:56 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 31 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    A new poll out of Michigan’s U.S. Senate race shows that GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is within the margin of error against Democratic nominee Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI). The poll, conducted by Wenzel Strategies from Oct. 6 through Oct. 7, shows Land at 44.3 percent and Peters at 46.9 percent. The survey of 615 likely voters in Michigan has a margin of error of 3.93 percent, meaning Peters’ 2.6 percent lead is within the margin of error. A total of 52.4 percent of respondents had a favorable opinion of Peters and 37.3 percent viewed him unfavorably, while 50.9 percent...
  • Michigan's Terri Lynn Land Slams Obama on Illegal Immigration, Islamic State

    10/08/2014 9:55:28 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Michigan GOP U.S. Senate nominee Terri Lynn Land called for the federal government to secure the U.S. border with Mexico and slammed President Barack Obama for failing to properly deal with Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists during an editorial board event with local news outlet MLive.com on Monday. “I’m a mom, I have two kids, and I’ll tell you it hurts my heart with these children who have come across this border,” Land said when asked about immigration reform and whether the U.S. government should allow illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. “President Obama has basically told them they could...
  • Michigan: The closest race getting the least attention

    10/01/2014 8:51:38 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Iowa, Colorado, Kansas and North Carolina Senate races, to name four, are getting plenty of attention. But keep an eye on Michigan where in a blue state GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is in a statistical tie with Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.). RealClearPolitics has the race as a tossup, with the last two public polls showing Peters with a 2 or 3 point lead. Charlie Cook also shows the race to be a tossup.
  • Enviro-Backed Gary Peters' 'Drill, Baby, Drill' Investment Portfolio

    09/22/2014 12:58:54 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 12 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 22 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Unlike many of his Democratic colleagues running in competitive Senate races, Michigan Rep. Gary Peters has touted his support for environmentalist policies on the campaign trail, including speaking about global warming at the left-wing “Netroots Nation” conference and boasting on his website about his vote for a cap-and-trade bill. The move is certainly helping in one respect, as liberal billionaire Tom Steyer and top green groups spent millions on television ads attacking his Republican opponent, former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, on environmental topics. But Peters' investments in the energy sector are coming under increasing scrutiny, especially after...
  • GOP's Terri Lynn Land Gains Momentum in Michigan Sen Race with 'Michigan First' Message

    09/03/2014 8:01:32 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    A perfect storm is brewing in Michigan that may propel a Republican into the U.S. Senate seat Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), a Democrat, has held since 1979. Terri Lynn Land, Michigan’s ex-Secretary of State and a Republican National Committeewoman, is running her U.S. Senate campaign on an aggressive conservative populist message that seems more fit for red state Republicans than a Republican running in a bluish-purple state like Michigan. A national mood against President Barack Obama is hurting Democrats, especially those who don’t have the luxury of incumbency like Land’s opponent Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI). Package all that together with...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 5:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s big trouble in little Progressivetown, folks. That’s trouble with a capital T, which rhymes with We, as in We (meaning Daily KOS) won’t be going to Netroots Nation next year because it’s being held in Arizona. Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference. I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos’ attendance or assistance. I made very clear in the wake of Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 that I would not be setting foot in the state, nor spending a dime in it until the...
  • Scandal in Florida Race Exposed. Some Keeping Quiet About It. Wonder Why?

    04/14/2014 2:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | April 11, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Curt Clawson has hired a record 25 consultants for his campaign. It’s a lie that he’s an outsider. He’s not a principled Conservative either, something those supporting him claim he is. Just recently Breitbart News contributor Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank wrote a hit piece on Sarah, criticizing her for choosing the wrong Conservative in the race: Sarah Palin Jumps the Gun May Not Have Fully Vetted Recent Endorsee. That is ironic coming from a RINO-infested tank who shilled for Marco Rubio when he was lying about being against amnesty early on. Where was his research and vetting then? Shark...
  • GOP must target Rustbelt to win presidency: Column

    02/16/2014 12:05:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    USA Today | February 15, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/02/15/president-election-2016-hillary-clinton-column/5340999/
  • MI The Key To 2016; Mid-Terms To Provide Dramatic Proof Gov. Palin Was Prophetically Right in 2008?

    01/20/2014 5:07:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Palin4President2016 ^ | January 16, 2014 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    Abandoning Michigan in the heat of the election was seen by major observers as presidential candidate John McCain effectively throwing in the towel.It also marked a very severe break with the strategists of McCain team ("McCain's tactically understandable but strategically stupid decision to visibly abandon Michigan was made without Palin.") by his running mate Governor Sarah Palin who, very publicly, decried the move. "Sarah Palin questioned Republican presidential candidate John McCain's decision to abandon efforts to win Michigan, a campaign move she said she learned about Friday morning when she read it in the newspapers. In an interview with Fox...
  • Should Republicans Help Democrats Fix Obamacare?

    11/13/2013 1:24:23 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-13-2013 | Rick Moran
    The GOP can't remain on the sidelines while the country burns.If the argument over Obamacare could be confined to the political arena, it would be a no-brainer to say that Republicans should sit back and watch the Democrats stew in their own juices as the law implodes. But we are far past the point of simple politics. The rollout of Obamacare has thrown the United States into an unprecedented crisis. Unprecedented because it has been caused by the monumental hubris of the Democratic Party, which actually believed it could legislate reform for one-sixth of the U.S. economy without ghastly unanticipated...
  • Pam Byrnes announces she will run against Tim Walberg for Congress (MI 7th)

    07/18/2013 1:28:42 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    Annarbor.com ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | Ryan J. Stanton
    Former state Rep. Pam Byrnes, a Democrat from Washtenaw County's Lyndon Township, announced Thursday she's running for Congress to help fix a "broken system" in Washington. Byrnes is seeking the 7th District seat held by Tim Walberg, a Republican from Tipton who unseated Democrat Mark Schauer in 2010 to regain the seat. Walberg held the seat in 2007 and 2008 before losing to Schauer in November 2008. Byrnes will take her shot at unseating Walberg in 2014. "Washington is broken and Tim Walberg is part of the problem. He puts special interests and corporations ahead of middle-class Michigan families," Byrnes...
  • Moore: Assault Weapons Ban Would’ve Been Voted On If Reid’s Grandchildren Were Killed In School

    03/20/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore had some harsh words for Sen. Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats after they decided not to include an assault weapons ban in gun-control legislation. Moore ranted against the Senate majority leader after Reid removed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to prohibit military-style weapons from the bill because they wouldn’t have the votes. The director behind “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11” said people need to “rise up” against the Nevada senator. “There will be an Aurora next month and there will be a Sandy Hook the month after that,” Moore told CNN.....
  • Top Democrat warns against using term 'illegal immigrants'

    02/05/2013 4:23:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Opening the first immigration hearing of the new Congress, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee warned his colleagues not to use the term "illegal immigrant" as the debate goes on. "I hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. Our citizens are not — the people in this country are not illegal. They are are out of status. They are new Americans that are immigrants," said Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat. As Congress begins the immigration debate, both sides are preparing for an emotionally charged fight, and language will be one of the battlegrounds. Many immigrant-rights...
  • Michigan’s Republican governor vetoes bill that would allow concealed carry in schools

    12/18/2012 10:31:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Disappointing but understandable. If even the NRA was sufficiently cowed by public reaction to Sandy Hook to keep silent until today, how much political leeway did the Republican governor of a blue state have to expand gun rights — in schools? Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill this afternoon that would have allowed gun owners with extra training to carry their concealed weapons in schools, day care centers, churches and stadiums. In his veto letter sent to the Legislature shortly before 4 p.m., Snyder said the bill had a fatal loophole that didn’t allow for those institutions to opt out...
  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused — indeed riveted — on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of “non-swing” normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Sheer hypocrisy of the left: Iraq War under bush VS. Benghazi scandal

    10/14/2012 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    On NBC, DEM Rep. --former . Gov Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)-- again repeated VP Biden's line that that was the info we got from the intel, at the time of the attack, and that it was the REP. that cut the defense, thus(as a result) it affected (somehow) the security around the embassy... My question is, why is it that liberals can not stop hammering us on Iraq and refuse to take the truthful answer that we all thought that Saddam Hussein had WMD according to our intel at the time? -- BTW The DEM Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) kept spinning...
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Romney narrows gap on Obama in Michigan

    10/08/2012 3:41:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | October 8, 2012 | Chuck Stokes
    Once again, the campaign for US President is a horse race in the battleground state of Michigan! The momentum has now shifted to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney because of his winning performance in the first of three scheduled debates against President Barack Obama. In September, the momentum was behind the President after he received a big boost from the Democratic National Convention. In a new and exclusive poll for WXYZ, the Detroit Free Press, and our statewide media partners, 48 percent say they would vote for Democrat Obama if the election were held today. Forty-five percent of the 600...
  • James Zogby: Arab American Voters 'Overwhelmingly' Support Obama

    09/27/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Prominent Middle East expert Dr. James Zogby tells Newsmax that President Obama is polling about 18 percent below his 2008 numbers among Arab-American voters. But those Arab-Americans who are Muslims now “overwhelmingly” support the Democratic candidate compared to four years ago, he adds. Zogby also discloses that Arab-Americans across the board consider jobs and the economy as the most important issue in this year’s elections. Zogby is founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based organization that serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community, and author of the book “Arab Voices: What...
  • Indian American governers Haley, Jindal bat for Romney (Some nobody MI Dem defends Hussein)

    09/08/2012 11:03:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    INDOlink ^ | September 9, 2012
    Charlotte: Unimpressed by US President Barack Obama's fiery speech seeking re-election, the two Indian-American Governors, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, today said that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, is the best person to lead the country. Both Jindal, the Governor of Louisiana, and Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, are rising stars of the Republican party and were quick to issue statements after Obama concluded his Democratic presidential nomination acceptance speech. "The last time Barack Obama spoke before the Democratic National Convention, he told us of hope and change that we could believe in. What a difference four years...
  • PPP: Obama up single digits in Colorado, Michigan

    09/04/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 09-04-2012 | Alexander Burns
    he prolific Democratic polling firm has the president ahead, by tightening margins, in two swing states. Here's Colorado: PPP's first post-convention Colorado poll finds Barack Obama continuing to hold the lead over Mitt Romney in the state, 49-46. This is, however, the closest PPP has found the race in four Colorado polls this year suggesting that Romney may have received a modest bounce in the state. Last month we found Obama ahead by a 49-43 margin in Colorado. But in the wake of his selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate and the Republican convention Romney has consolidated the...
  • Romney Camp Sees Upper Midwest Coming Into Play

    08/22/2012 5:08:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 22, 2012 | Erin McPike
    Lost amid the daily uproar over embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin's refusal to drop his Missouri bid is a growing effort by the GOP to spotlight a tightening presidential race in the Upper Midwest. The Republican National Committee has pounced on new polling data in Michigan and Wisconsin that show President Obama losing ground to Mitt Romney after the latter announced Paul Ryan as his running mate. And in what may -- or may not -- have been a coincidence, Vice President Joe Biden made a pair of campaign stops in Minnesota on Tuesday and will make several more in...
  • Romney pulls ahead in Michigan; Wisconsin a toss-up

    08/21/2012 2:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 21, 2012 | John Hayward
    Fox News in Detroit reports that a new poll shows Mitt Romney pulling substantially ahead of Barack Obama in Michigan. Romney is a native of the state, but it looks from this poll as if adding Paul Ryan to the ticket pushed him over the top. The poll, produced by Foster McCollum White Baydoun, showed Romney leading Obama in Michigan by 47 to 43 percent, which is just outside the poll’s 2.35 percent margin of error. Paul Ryan was said to make Michigan voters more likely to vote for Romney by an 8 percent margin. Ryan’s budget proposals, which are...
  • Biden to hit 'safe' states next week (Hahaha!)

    08/17/2012 5:07:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    After a gaffe-filled week, Vice President Joseph R. Biden will go back on the campaign trail next week with visits to three relatively "safe" Democratic states. Mr. Biden will travel on Tuesday for campaign events in Minnesota, where President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney by an average of 10.5 percentage points in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. On Wednesday, the vice president will campaign in Michigan, where the Democratic ticket is ahead by an average of 7.7 points. And on Friday, Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, will attend campaign events in New York state, where...
  • Democrat States Moving to Romney (NH, WI, MN and MI)

    08/06/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2012 | Ronald Kessler
    States that traditionally have been considered Democrat strongholds are now moving toward Mitt Romney, Bay Buchanan, a senior adviser to Romney, tells Newsmax. “When we came into this general election, it was assumed that the battleground states would be the same ones that they were in the past,” says Buchanan, who was treasurer of the U.S. under President Reagan. “Well what’s happened is a lot of the Democratic states are now looking like Mitt Romney could win them. They are now swing states.” That means that Democrats have to focus on an additional five states: New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and...
  • It’s Time to Dump Upton for Jack Hoogendyk in MI-6

    07/10/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | May 15, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    It’s hard to think of a more liberal Republican that occupies a more consequential position in Congress than Fred Upton. It’s not just the fact that the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the most powerful House panels, is a big supporter of green energy. It’s not just the fact that this same man was the Thomas Edison of the incandescent light bulb ban. It’s about Republicans shedding an image of hypocrisy. Upton is charged with oversight over Obama’s Solyndra-like loan guarantees, yet he pushed for the same type of loan for United Solar Ovonics, whose parent...
  • Democratic Pollster: Obama's Negative Tone And Messaging Is Going To Lose Him Michigan

    06/14/2012 7:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 14, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Michigan has become a clear swing state in the 2012 election, a new poll released Thursday by Michigan polling agency Foster McCollum White and Associates found. And a Democratic pollster warned that if President Barack Obama doesn't change his message and tone in the campaign, he will be in severe danger of losing the state — and the election — to Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The poll shows that Obama's lead in Michigan — much like in fellow Midwestern state Wisconsin — has all but evaporated. He has just more than a point lead in the state, a similar finding...
  • Congressman Fred Upton and Jack Hoogendyk to have second debate July 3 on WKZO

    06/14/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | June 11, 2012 | Fritz Klug
    Jack Hoogendyk and Fred Upton will have a second debate on July 3 on WKZO 590 AM. The live broadcast will begin at 3 p.m. and last for an hour, according to Upton.
  • Obama and Romney in statistical tie making Michigan a serious toss-up state

    06/14/2012 9:56:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Scribd / Foster McCollum White and Associates ^ | June 12, 2012 | Eric Foster – Chief Pollster
    Ficano scandals hurting President Obama and Democratic candidates for November. Mixed results for organized labor and business community on collective bargaining rights and the Emergency Manager Law. President Obama’s Michigan lead has deteriorated into a dead heat with Republican nominee Mitt Romney. President Obama leads former Governor Romney with a scant 1.41 point margin, 46.89% to 45.48%. Michigan was considered solidly Democrat, but based on the feedback from Michigan respondents, Michigan will likely be a very competitive state. Foster McCollum White & Associates, a Political and Governmental Affairs and Organizational Development consulting firm based in Troy Michigan and Baydoun Consulting,...
  • Romney sees an opening in Michigan

    06/11/2012 9:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KTVQ-TV / CBS News ^ | June 11, 2012
    It's been 24 years since a Republican presidential candidate won the state of Michigan. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced a new effort Monday to snap that streak. Romney will campaign in Michigan on June 19 as part of his "Every Town Counts" bus tour, where he will meet with small town business owners and families. He is expected to visit at least three cities in the state, though the Romney campaign has yet to disclose the details. Romney's decision to compete in Michigan comes on the heels of an EPIC-MRA poll showing Romney statistically tied with President Obama...
  • Bennett plans write-in for 11th Congressional seat (Michigan alert)

    06/03/2012 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    WLNS Channel 6 ^ | June 1, 2012
    A former state senator from Canton Township wants the 11th Congressional District seat currently belonging to Republican Thaddeus McCotter. Republican Loren Bennett tells the Detroit Free Press Friday that he is planning to run as a write-in candidate. He was in the Michigan Senate from 1995 to 2002.
  • Congressman Fred Upton and challenger Jack Hoogendyk to debate June 10

    06/02/2012 4:37:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | June 01, 2012 | Fritz Klug
    Congressman Fred Upton and challenger Jack Hoogendyk will debate in Kalamazoo on June 10. The debate will take place at Western Michigan University's Schneider Hall from 7 to 8 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette and WMUK (102.1 FM). During the debate, the candidates will discuss the state of the economy, energy, health care, government spending, and how the candidate would help the 6th District. Each candidate will make opening and closing statements. Hoogendyk's campaign manager Steven Mobley said Friday that the campaign still wants to have a total of six debates in the district before the Aug....
  • GOP ex-Rep. Hoekstra: FBI, CIA should vet candidates’ citizenship (w/Video)

    05/30/2012 11:37:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    In an address to a Michigan Tea Party group in early May, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) called for a government office to verify presidential candidates' citizenship and lamented Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) opposition to questioning President Obama on his birthplace. When asked about Obama's birthplace, Hoekstra said he wanted to see a three-person governmental panel check candidates' legal credentials to be president. "At any future election someone would have to walk into that office and prove that they meet the minimum qualifications to be president of the United States," he said, suggesting "an FBI person, maybe a CIA person...
  • Southwest Michigan Politics: Jack Hoogendyk endorsed by conservative Madison Project

    05/17/2012 5:56:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | May 15, 2012 | Fritz Klug
    Jack Hoogendyk has received another endorsement from a conservative Political Action Committee. The Madison Project endorsed Hoogendyk this morning. In a press release, Madison Project Political Director Drew Ryun said: Fred Upton’s 26-year career has been marred by fiscal and social liberal votes that are too numerous to count. Perhaps, the most egregious aspect of his career was his involvement in anti-free-market energy policy, most notably, his lead role in the 2007 energy bill that banned the incandescent light bulb. Amazingly, Upton has been granted the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the most important domestic policy panel....
  • Bad news for Obama, Michigan in play

    05/12/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 12, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    Barack Obama crushed John McCain in Michigan in 2008, 57.33%-40.89%. Obama must win Michigan in 2012, it’s part of every scenario for him to get to 270: (VIDEO AT LINK) Yet a poll just released in the Detroit News shows Obama up by only 5 points over Romney, via The Hill: President Obama is leading Mitt Romney by 5 percentage-points in Michigan, according to a new poll of likely voters in the state. The survey, conducted by the Glengariff Group and reported in the Detroit News, shows an even wider margin for Obama among female voters. He leads the former...
  • Congressman Fred Upton says he's not a career politician; Jack Hoogendyk gets endorsements

    04/14/2012 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | April 10, 2012 | Fritz Klug
    Upton was on The Rocker Morning Show on WRKR-FM 107.7 today, and amid jesting with the hosts, talked about what's coming up in Washington D.C. for him and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which he chairs. At the end of the interview, co-host Mike McKelly told Upton, “I don’t consider you a career politician.” Upton responded, "I'm not." Upton, 58, served his first year in Congress in 1987 and has been in office for 25 years. Before that, he worked on the staff for U.S. Rep. David Stockman from 1976 to 1980 and was in the Office of...
  • Herman Cain endorses Hoogendyk (MI)

    03/21/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Niles Daily Star ^ | March 16, 2012
    Remember Herman Cain? Well, Jack Hoogendyk certainly does. The Kalamazoo Republican, who is running for Fred Upton’s 6th District Congressional post, has been endorsed by the former presidential candidate. Cain sent out a press release Thursday, welcoming Hoogendyk into the “Army of Davids.” In the release, Cain said Hoogendyk has committed to his so-called “9-9-9 plan,” calling for a 9 percent tax rate on personal income, 9 percent on corporate income and 9 percent on national sales tax. “The current tax code is confusing and counter-productive. It stifles prosperity,” Hoogendyk said in the release. Cain praised Hoogendyk’s limited government conservatism....
  • Why Rick Santorum's Insurgency is Now Running on Fumes

    02/28/2012 8:38:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The New Republic ^ | February 28, 2012 | Walter Shapiro
    Livonia, Michigan—Rick Santorum is running on fumes. His is the curse of insurgent presidential campaigns—too much passion and too little sleep. You could hear it in his voice Monday morning talking to a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Livonia as the decibel level grew higher, the diction grew muddier, and the logorrhea grew more obvious. An open-ended question on Social Security prompted a nine-minute Santorum monologue. Challenged from the audience about whether he was too conservative for the general election, Santorum out of nowhere unleashed a vicious non sequitur: “They mock conservatives, that’s what the media does. They mock the...
  • Mitt Romney front-runner again in Michigan, Arizona (Dirty attack ads working again!)

    02/24/2012 4:01:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 24, 2012 | Joe Dwinell and Hillary Chabot
    The topsy-turvey GOP presidential season just flipped again as a new poll shows Mitt Romney has jumped to the lead in both Michigan and Arizona just days before pivotal primaries in both states. The former Bay State governor has 40 percent of the vote to 34 percent for red-hot rival Rick Santorum in Michigan, Rasmussen Reports states today. The survey of likely Republican voters was taken last night a day after the CNN debate where Romney went on the attack against Santorum’s record in the U.S. Senate. Michigan holds its primary Tuesday night. So does Arizona, where Romney is also...
  • Mitt Romney: “Michigan’s Trees are Just the Right Height”

    02/18/2012 10:41:52 AM PST · by CASchack · 56 replies
    Spyders Den ^ | 02/17/12 | bhypes
    Mitt Romney, during campaign stops in Michigan yesterday, embraced his Michigan roots for all they’re worth. As he watches his popularity plummet in the state in which he grew up, he seems to be grasping at anything to keep from sinking any further. Romney tried to hit all the right buttons in order to resonate with Michigan voters leading up to their February 28 primary, by making himself one of them again. “I was born and raised here. I love being in Michigan,” Mr. Romney said. ”Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are...
  • Herman Cain to join Pete Hoekstra on U.S. Senate campaign trail

    02/16/2012 6:46:00 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | February 16, 2012 | Nate Reens
    Former U.S. Rep Pete Hoekstra will trot out Herman Cain, who bowed out of a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, around Michigan next week to drum up support, his campaign said today. Cain will appear in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Ypsilanti and Troy on a blitz across the state as they tout the Holland Republican’s Tea Party ties and taking incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow to task for her spending policies. Cain suspended his quest for the presidency in December amid rumors of marital infidelity. “The Tea Party conservatives have been increasingly supporting Pete Hoekstra over the years as a result...
  • Poll: Romney Slips in Michigan. (Milt 31%, Newt 26%)

    01/30/2012 1:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2012 | Janet Adamy
    Mitt Romney, once seen as a sure bet to win the Michigan Republican presidential primary, now appears locked in a surprisingly tight race with challenger Newt Gingrich. Michigan is home turf for the former Massachusetts governor. His late father, George Romney, was a popular governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the younger Romney grew up in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills. But with the state’s primary approaching on Feb. 28, Mr. Romney’s lead remains small, given his home-court advantage. A poll released last week by the Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV found that 31% of likely voters supported Mr....
  • Saul Alinsky and the Romneys' Progressive Activism

    01/26/2012 3:21:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Andrew Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 25, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    Mitt Romney’s father, liberal Republican George Romney, met with and endorsed infamous progressive activist Saul Alinsky; meanwhile, in a defense of Mitt Romney against charges of racism, the National Black Chamber of Commerce points out the significant influence the elder Romney had on son Mitt and credits the Romneys for a long history of progressive activism. Emphasis mine. No, Mitt Romney is not a racist. As I researched history, over the years I have come to find that the opposite is the case. The Romney Family has a legacy of pro-civil rights, progressive activism and an understanding of how poverty...
  • Republican Eyes on Michigan for First Time Since '88

    12/13/2011 12:08:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 13, 2011 | John Gizzi
    BLOOMFIELD, Mich.—Not since George H.W. Bush​ carried Michigan over Michael Dukakis in 1988 has a Republican presidential candidate won the Water Wonderland’s electoral votes. In the 24 years since, Democrats have all swept Michigan with ease. In ’08, John McCain​’s high command publicly wrote off Michigan, causing major embarrassment to his instate supporters. But 2012 will be light years' different from those races, vows State Republican Chairman Bobby Schostak. In an exclusive interview with HUMAN EVENTS on Sunday, the party chieftain said without hesitation: “The race here is so close that [Michigan’s 16 electoral votes] are Barack Obama​’s to lose.”...
  • Herman Cain, Rick Perry at Michigan Debate: One Flies Above Controversy, the Other Flails Away

    11/09/2011 8:56:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 9, 2011 | Matthew Jaffe
    ROCHESTER, Mich. – With under two months before the first votes are cast in the Republican presidential primary, the GOP candidates gathered for a debate in a state that has suffered gravely during the nation’s economic recession – but what stole the show were the varying fortunes of the two candidates that pose the biggest threat to Mitt Romney’s chances of securing the nomination: Herman Cain and Rick Perry. While the former has surged in the polls and continues to enjoy support despite new allegations of sexual harassment, the latter has plunged in recent months, even falling outside the top...
  • Could Romney’s Woman Problem Get Even Worse?

    07/03/2011 9:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 3, 2011 | Nicole Coulter
    In the past few weeks we’ve seen the media scrambling to promote a cat fight between Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. As the UK’s Telegraph recently wrote: The first shots have been fired in what could become an ugly battle between Sarah Palin and her potential rival Michele Bachmann for the Republican presidential nomination. [...] A Republican consultant who declined to be named because he is aligned with a rival camp, said: “The claws are out. It’s the cat fight everyone has been waiting for – Queen Sarah being taken on by the Palin mini-me.” This is all obviously designed...