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  • Chrysler executive: Automaker failure could spark depression

    12/03/2008 10:02:36 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 980+ views
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 12/3/08 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON — A top executive of Chrysler cautioned today that a carmaker collapse could send the economy spiraling into a depression, as the United Auto Workers union braced for contract concessions.
  • New Fears Arise in Michigan

    11/22/2008 7:53:40 PM PST · by mathwhizz · 264 replies · 4,614+ views
    “You just sit and you worry,” said Pat Weber, a construction administrator in Fennville who was laid off more than a year ago. “In the last year, I’ve put in for more than 100 jobs. I stopped counting after 110. It’s just so defeating.” All around Fennville and its neighbors here in southwest Michigan, front lawns are peppered with for-sale signs and merchants complain about slow days. But while this remains a beautiful place with none of the obvious blight of Detroit on the other side of the state, residents say the hardship beneath the surface is very real. It...
  • Levin says car execs should resign for aid

    11/16/2008 2:00:08 PM PST · by SSS Two · 40 replies · 1,078+ views
    United Press International, Inc. ^ | Nov. 16, 2008 at 4:42 PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan said Sunday he would not object to firing executives of U.S. automakers that get proposed federal bailout money. The Democrat said in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" program that senior management at General Motors Corp. (NYSE:GM), Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) and Chrysler Corp. should consider resigning their posts if it means their respective firms can get federal assistance. Congressional lawmakers are considering $25 billion in emergency loans for the struggling car makers. The Senate reportedly will take up a bailout proposal Monday. "If it was the difference...
  • Voting In Grand Rapids (and elsewhere in) Michigan, Sample Ballots, etcetera

    11/03/2008 5:11:37 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 704+ views
    Monday, November 3, 2008 | various
    Voters, be patient on Tuesday -- The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Secretary of State spokeswoman Kelly Chesney said people will find lines shorter if they vote between 9 a.m and noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Kent County Polling Locations Obtain a Customized Sample Ballot
  • For McCain supporters, it can be a rough town - Ann Arbor

    11/02/2008 8:24:52 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 34 replies · 940+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 11-1-08 | Tom Gantert
    In a decidedly Democratic town awash in a sea of Barack Obama political signs, William Wedemeyer knows he is going against the political grain with the McCain-Palin sign he proudly displays on the front lawn of his Ann Arbor home. Still, Wedemeyer was taken aback when he recently received a package in the mail addressed to "Joe Six Pack'' and containing a couple of bags of dog feces. He said he'd like a few minutes alone with whoever sent it. "I'd like to have a five-minute talk about First Amendment rights,'' said Wedemeyer, who lives on the 1000 block of...
  • Why isn’t Detroit a Paradise?

    11/01/2008 6:32:21 PM PDT · by Leisler · 38 replies · 1,540+ views
    ChicagoBoyz.Net ^ | November 1st, 2008 | Shannon Love
    One really has to ask the obvious question: If Obama’s economic policies work so well, why isn’t Detroit a paradise? In 1950, America produced 51% of the GNP for the entire world. Of that production, roughly 70% took place in the eight states surrounding the Great Lakes: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. The productive capability of this small area of earth staggers the imagination. Virtually everything that rebuilt the industrial bases of Europe and Japan came from those eight states. Cars, planes, electronics, machine tools, consumer goods, generators, concrete - any conceivable item manufactured by...
  • Election 2008: Michigan Presidential Election (McCain gains though running no ads)

    10/29/2008 3:28:16 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 1,022+ views ^ | OCT 29,2008 | Rasmussen Reports
    Barack Obama now leads John McCain 53% to 43% in Michigan, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. Though Obama is down from the 16-point lead he held earlier in the month, he still holds a greater advantage over McCain than in all previous polls dating back to February. This is now the seventh straight poll Obama has held the lead in the state. Michigan’s 17 Electoral College votes have gone to the Democratic candidates in the last four presidential elections. The nominees are now tied among unaffiliated voters in Michigan at 46%. Two weeks ago,...
  • Detroit Branch NAACP is Prepared to Protect the Vote.

    10/27/2008 7:12:59 PM PDT · by Hanna548 · 24 replies · 694+ views
    The Detroit Branch NAACP will "Value the Voter" with direct action on Election Day. The direct action will consist of staging Challengers at the polls. They will use monitors including the Nation of Islam to patrol for instances of voter intimidation and suppression. Attorneys will be onsite at the Detroit Branch and at six different ...
  • Conservative PAC Picks Up Slack In Michigan (Ad with Rev Wright running in Michigan!)

    10/26/2008 3:13:28 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 1,562+ views ^ | October 26, 2008 | By Mary Gilbert
    Conservative PAC Picks Up Slack In Michigan Posted at 3:05 PM Click here to watch "Obama's Patriotism Problem." Our Country Deserves Better PAC, a conservative third-party group that released one of the more controversial ads against Barack Obama this cycle, is focusing its fire on Michigan, a state that places safely in the blue column less than two weeks out from Election Day.PAC coordinator Joe Wierzbicki explained that the John McCain camp's decision to pull resources from the Wolverine State made it that much more important for his group to pour its resources in. "We think the people...
  • Michigan voter roll surges to 98%

    10/24/2008 9:17:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies · 1,395+ views
    Detroit News | October 24, 2008 | Mark Hornbeck
    The Detroit News is a Gannett publication so we can't post excerpts -- only this LINK. However, the gist of the story is that according to the Michigan Secretary of state, voter registration is way up despite decreasing population -- to 98 percent of the state's voting age population. The increase comes from strong RAT areas such as college towns and Detroit. The Rat Secretary of State is pleased people are so excited about the election.
  • Chrysler to Make Deep Job Cuts (25% of its white-collar jobs)

    10/24/2008 7:52:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies · 632+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/24/08 | WSJ
    DETROIT – Chrysler LLC told employees Friday it will cut 25% of its white-collar jobs next month. In a letter to employees, Chief Executive Robert Nardelli said the cuts are necessary because of the deep downturn in the economy and the tightening credit situation, which are choking off auto sales.
  • Detroit News backs McCain

    10/23/2008 4:44:34 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 20 replies · 692+ views
    UPI ^ | Oct 23,2008
    The Detroit News Thursday endorsed Republican presidential nominee John McCain, but questioned the Arizona senator's vice presidential pick. The newspaper said McCain is the best candidate to lead the nation through "perilous" times, arguing McCain's "character, pragmatism and independence" are needed in the Oval Office. "During these perilous times, the nation needs an experienced, proven leader in the White House. Sen. John McCain is best equipped for the job," the editorial said.

    10/22/2008 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 50 replies · 1,551+ views
    My Fox Detroit ^ | Monday, 20 Oct 2008, | STAFF
    There's a minor brouhaha in Detroit, Michigan. It all started when John McCain announced that he was giving up on Michigan. Since then, one pizza restaurant has decided that it will give away a free pizza to anyone who brings them a McCain-Palin sign. The result: People (teenagers) stealing signs from people's yards to get free pizza. By the way, the owner of the pizza joint does not hide the fact that she is a Barack Obama supporter.
  • Restaurant Offers Free Pizza for McCain Signs

    10/21/2008 12:07:58 AM PDT · by Westlander · 26 replies · 1,500+ views
    Fox2Detroit ^ | 10-20-2008 | Fox2Detroit
    Some say a Warren restaurant's tempting offer is nothing but a dirty campaign trick. The local pizzeria is offering free pizza in exchange for some campaign signs.
  • Judge: Mich. can't reject voters with bad address

    A judge has ordered Michigan election officials to stop automatically canceling a voter's registration if the card is returned as undeliverable.
  • Energy costs a factor in Michigan US Senate race (Levin opposes drilling, supports bailout)

    10/12/2008 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 537+ views ^ | October 12, 2008 | by Tim Martin
    LANSING - A gallon of gas costs more than twice what it did six years ago, the last time incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin was up for re-election. The average statewide cost for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.27 per gallon as of Friday, according to AAA Michigan. The price topped $4 at times this summer, very different from the $1.55 per gallon Michigan motorists were paying in October 2002. Energy prices are among the top concerns for Michigan voters headed to the polls Nov. 4. The price and availability of energy, along with the nation's emerging energy policy, could...
  • Spunky Sarah Palin Defies McCain Campaign Advisers (video)

    10/11/2008 12:18:22 PM PDT · by TheFourthMagi · 21 replies · 1,283+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 4, 2008 | YouTube
    This is from the day after Sarah sweetly beat Biden in their debate. The video is right here. McCain campaign advisers said to give up on Michigan. "Never Surrender" Sarah said no. She wants to go. She is in this to win this and will fight right through to election day.
  • Ex-Mich. gov. (William Milliken) backs away from McCain endorsement

    10/10/2008 8:25:11 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies · 1,124+ views
    AP/Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2008
    Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken backed John McCain when he was campaigning to become the Republican presidential candidate. But now Milliken is expressing doubts about his party's nominee, saying he is disappointed by McCain's personal attacks on Democratic opponent Barack Obama and other aspects of McCain's campaign.
  • ACORN Voter Registration Probe (Michigan, Indiana)

    10/10/2008 2:36:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 658+ views
    weyi ^ | October 10, 2008 | Tia Ewing
    Just 26 days until the presidential election; allegations of voter registration fraud in at least 12 states, including Michigan. ACORN is known for helping lower income families get homes and aiding minorities. Now the organization is being accused of falsely registering voters. In Nevada, the Secretary of State said members from the Dallas Cowboys were falsely registered; reports say it happened in Michigan too. The probe into voter registration fraud started Tuesday in Nevada as state agents searched the office of ACORN. Traditionally the organization registers those who are economically disadvantaged and minorities. For this year’s presidential election in Michigan...
  • Hoogendyk: Levin is on the Side of Big Government

    10/05/2008 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 503+ views ^ | October 3, 2008 |
    Hoogendyk for US Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danae Brack Campaign Manager 517-444-1181    Hoogendyk: Levin is on the Side of Big GovernmentUS Senate Candidate Calls for Action in Favor of the MarketMichigan - October 3, 2008 - US Senate Candidate Jack Hoogendyk expressed his strong disagreement with Senator Carl Levin's vote in favor of the bailout package. Two days ago, Michigan's US senators split on the bill: Senator Stabenow voted against it, whereas Senator Levin voted for it.   "I applaud Senator Stabenow's 'no' vote," Hoogendyk said, "but it does not come as a surprise that, once again, Senator Carl Levin has chosen...
  • Michigan Republicans oppose McCain pullout

    10/05/2008 3:18:26 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 34 replies · 1,152+ views
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | 10/04/08 | Alexander Burns
    In the aftermath of John McCain's decision to pull out of Michigan, Republicans in the state are expressing shock and bewilderment at his move — and aren't willing to cede the state's 17 electoral votes just yet. “We’re blindsided, along with everybody else in Michigan,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “I feel like I woke up this morning, and there was a note on my pillow.” “When the general leaves the battlefield when the fight’s still going on, it creates a lot of chaos,” he said. Saul Anuzis, the chairman of the state party, sent out a fundraising...
  • Line short for Springsteen tickets at Eastern Michigan University

    10/05/2008 1:23:37 AM PDT · by earmarksrus · 52 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | October 3, 2008 | Susan Oppat
    An hour before Bruce Springsteen tickets were to be distributed for Monday's free acoustic concert at Eastern Michigan University, only 20 people were in line. The first fan arrived from Grand Rapids at 4:30 a.m. Friday. Brad Berry, 54, has seen Springsteen about 15 times and saw Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in May in Grand Rapids. He said he was alone until 6:30 when a second person showed up. And they were alone until 7:30. All said they were shocked that so few people were in line.
  • Palin Again Says She Wants To Campaign In Michigan

    10/04/2008 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 46 replies · 1,498+ views
    (GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.) In Colorado for a morning fundraiser, Sarah Palin dropped by a diner and said she wanted to head back on the stump in Michigan, even though the McCain campaign has essentially given up on the state, pulling its advertising and staffers. “Well as I said the other day, I would sure love to get to run to Michigan and make sure that Michigan knows that we haven’t given up there,” Palin said in response to a pool reporter’s question about falling poll numbers in key battleground state. “We care much about Michigan and every other state.” Palin...
  • Dems Think McCain Pullout of MI is a Diversion

    10/04/2008 9:47:08 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 24 replies · 1,984+ views
    Politico & Yahoo News ^ | 10-4-2008 | Alexander Burns - Politico
    Michigan GOPers oppose McCain's pullout In the aftermath of John McCain's decision to pull out of Michigan, Republicans in the state are expressing shock and bewilderment at his move—and aren't willing to cede the state's 17 electoral votes just yet.
  • Sarah Palin disagrees with McCain camp's decision to abandon Michigan

    10/04/2008 4:41:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 91 replies · 2,578+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 3rd 2008 | RICHARD SISK
    (GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin smiles at supporters as she steps off the campaign plane in Dalls on Friday - though she says she might've been happier to stump in another 'Big D:' Detroit.) WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin is a little bit annoyed with John McCain, you betcha, and she isn't afraid to say so. What set her off was the campaign's decision Thursday to wave the white flag of surrender in Michigan, and not bother to tell her. Palin said she found out Friday. "I want to get back to Michigan and I want to try," Palin told...
  • McCain Michigan Campaign Co-Chair Urges Palin On

    10/04/2008 1:50:56 AM PDT · by earmarksrus · 15 replies · 568+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | October3, 2008 | Marc Ambinder
    Chuck Yob, the long-time McCain-supporting ex-member of the Republican National Committee, writes to Sarah Palin and urges Palin to pressure her boss into reconsidering his campaign's decision to withdraw from Michigan. Forwarded message ---------- From: CHUCK YOB Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 5:34 PM Subject: Dear Governor Palin from Chuck Yob To: Governor Palin, I saw your comments on Fox News today and described in the Detroit Free Press article below. I wholeheartedly agree with you that the decision by the McCain campaign to pull out of Michigan was the wrong decision.
  • Palin Disagrees With Michigan Pullout, Takes Second Stab at 'Gotcha' Questions

    10/03/2008 10:42:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies · 4,078+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, October 3, 2008
    Sarah Palin criticized John McCain's decision to pull campaign resources out of Michigan in an interview with FOX News on Friday, saying she and her husband Todd would "be happy" to campaign in the economically distraught battleground state. The Republican vice presidential nominee, on the heels of her debate with Joe Biden, also took a second stab at questions that seemed to trip her up during recent interviews, declaring that she looks "forward to speaking to the media more and more every day." Palin said the decision to pull out of Michigan, which was announced Thursday, was "not a surprise"...
  • Analysis of Maine's 1 electoral vote (Vanity)

    10/03/2008 11:36:12 AM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 17 replies · 756+ views
    Not a big vanity guy, but I find this fascinating. Yesterday we were told that McCain's campaign planned to redirect some of it's Michigan resources to various other states where they feel they have a better chance. One of those is the state of Maine. As most of us know, Maine is one of two states that splits electoral votes, Nebraska being the other. McCain has a decent chance at picking up 1 electoral vote from the nothern Republican leaning part of the state. Olympia Snowe is on the ballot for reelection and running quite strong. On it's face, it...
  • Campaign officials confirm John McCain shifting resources away from Michigan

    10/03/2008 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies · 891+ views
    Michigan Live ^ | October 3, 2008
    John McCain is pulling the plug on Michigan, a severe blow to his strategy for taking the White House. Campaign officials confirmed the decision Thursday to pull TV ads and people out of Michigan, as they scramble to shift resources to states like Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin. It came the same day Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama spoke to large rallies in Grand Rapids and Lansing. "It's not good news," said Charles Yob, former GOP National Committeeman and co-chair of McCain's Michigan campaign.
  • Palin On Michigan Pullout: “I Want To Try”

    10/03/2008 12:30:12 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 88 replies · 2,978+ views
    (DALLAS) Sarah Palin’s favorite movies are “Hoosiers” and “Rudy”, and just like the underdog protagonists in those sports classics, she doesn’t want to give up. Palin told Fox News’ Carl Cameron that she disagreed with the McCain campaign’s decision to pull its advertising and staffers out of Michigan, effectively ceding the state to Barack Obama. “I fired off a quick email and said, ‘Oh, come on. You know, do we have to? Do we have to call it there?’” Palin said. Palin said the move to pull out of the state that was narrowly won by Democrats in the last...
  • (Detroit) Reporter Fired For Wearing Obama T-Shirt While Covering Obama Rally

    10/02/2008 9:35:43 PM PDT · by nckerr · 18 replies · 799+ views
    News Busters ^ | 10-2-2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    October 2, 2008 - 09:55 ET A 15-year Detroit radio reporter was fired for wearing an Obama T-Shirt while on the job covering an Obama rally. As a result of this major breach of ethics, WWJ Newsradio 950 showed reporter Karen Dinkins the door -- that's right, she was fired. I must say that it is pretty amazing to see a media outlet uphold ethics like this, especially in Detroit. But there you have it. According to the local Fox affiliate, the radio station issued a press release. WWJ Newsradio 950 Believes that our credibility with our listeners rests on...
  • Remember the Maine (Electoral Vote)! [TNR]

    10/02/2008 3:24:52 PM PDT · by mathprof · 9 replies · 745+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 10/02/08 | Michael Crowley
    Politico on the electoral map after McCain's dramatic decision to abandon Michigan: The count is so tight that Maine could be the new Ohio. To explain: McCain is moving staff into Maine because it’s not a winner-take-all state (the only other one that splits its electoral vote is Nebraska).  The McCain aides, perhaps optimistically, are suggesting he can win one electoral vote by picking up one of the Pine Tree State’s two congressional districts.  The Maine congressional district McCain is eying is the northern one, District 2, the larger of the two districts, which covers most of the state...
  • McCain Bus Coming to Michigan

    10/02/2008 11:50:50 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 20 replies · 1,363+ views
    Posted: Thursday, 02 October 2008 6:54AM McCain Bus Coming to Michigan Adrian (WWJ\AP) -- While Republican presidential nominee John McCain won't be in Michigan Thursday--his brother will. Joe McCain and other GOP supporters will be on a bus tour that's scheduled to stop at Adrian College at 11 a.m. The bus made a stop Wednesday in Toledo.

    A senior adviser to Sen. John McCain confirms to CNN that the campaign is "shifting resources" from Michigan to Ohio and Pennsylvania, and "opening up an offensive front" in Maine.
  • McCain pulling out of Michigan

    10/02/2008 11:32:39 AM PDT · by paul544 · 381 replies · 15,166+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-2-2008 | Jon Martin
    John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, according to two Republicans, a stunning move a month away from Election Day that indicates the difficulty Republicans are having in finding blue states to put in play.
  • Schwarz endorses Democrat in House race (ex-RINO congressman)

    09/30/2008 8:42:44 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 14 replies · 541+ views
    WOOD TV ^ | 9-30-08
    WASHINGTON -- Former Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz, who railed against an anti-tax group's role in his unsuccessful 2006 primary, endorsed Democrat Mark Schauer on Tuesday because the organization targeted the congressional challenger. Schwarz told The Associated Press in an interview that he decided to endorse Schauer over Republican Rep. Tim Walberg in the south-central Michigan congressional district because the anti-tax Club for Growth began running ads critical of Schauer's positions on taxes.... Schauer, the state Senate's Democratic leader, supported tax increases in 2007 to balance the state budget and backed Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm's proposed 2 percent sales tax on...
  • POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Lenawee resident featured in new NRA ad

    09/28/2008 12:40:31 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies · 467+ views
    ADRIAN, Mich. - A television advertisement by the National Rifle Association featuring Scott Siefert of Ogden Township is scheduled to begin airing Wednesday in Michigan. In the ad Seifert outlines his support for the right to keep and bear arms, and criticizes Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, for his gun-control positions. In one part of the ad, Seifert states: “Because I believe in traditional American values, go to church, exercise my right to own a firearm, Barack Obama says I’m bitter. Well, I’m not bitter; I’m blessed.” The ad, “Way of Life,” already has aired in several other...
  • Biden goes home to prep for debate (will spend the entire week preparing)

    09/28/2008 11:33:54 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 43 replies · 865+ views
    DETROIT (CNN) – Following a rally in Detroit with Barack Obama Sunday afternoon, Joe Biden will return home to Wilmington, Delaware to prepare for his Thursday night debate with Sarah Palin. The Delaware senator’s schedule is blank until he flies to St. Louis for the debate, though he will head to Washington to vote on the bailout package when the vote is scheduled in the Senate. Spokesman David Wade says the only preparation Biden has done up to this point is reading and talking to a wide range of colleagues, among them senators Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein....
  • MI Senators ask for $20 million to save lighthouses

    09/28/2008 10:50:53 AM PDT · by mombyprofession · 39 replies · 515+ views
    AP ^ | 9-28-08 | AP
    Levin, Stabenow seek lighthouse grant program Posted: Sep 28, 2008 07:29 AM Updated: Sep 28, 2008 07:39 AM DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's senators want to create a federal program to help pay for the preservation of historic lighthouses. U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have introduced a bill to let states and nonprofit organizations apply for competitive grants to restore and maintain lighthouses. The two Democrats say the pilot program would distribute $20 million a year for three years. Funds would be distributed based on the percentage of historic lighthouses in each state. Michigan has more lighthouses than any...
  • Obama campaign sues Michigan GOP over alleged voter scheme

    09/28/2008 1:47:10 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 49 replies · 1,506+ views
    IdahoStatesman ^ | Sep. 25, 2008 | Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Michigan Republicans of a scheme to use mortgage foreclosure lists to challenge the voting eligibility of lower-income people who're likely to back Democrats in November. Michigan Republicans denied the allegation. Chairman James Carabelli of the Macomb County Republican Party blamed the suit on a "reckless" report on the Michigan Messenger, a liberal-leaning Web site. Carabelli said that the report misquoted him and that he'd take legal action Wednesday to clear his name. The federal suit, which Democratic lawyers acknowledged was based solely on unconfirmed...
  • Falling numbers in Michigan’s unions make Democrats nervous

    09/26/2008 11:57:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,692+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | September 26, 2008 | Jack Lessenberry
    ANN ARBOR — Mark Gaffney, president of Michigan’s AFL-CIO, doesn’t have to work hard at telling union members that the last eight years have been bad for them. Few have much use for George W. Bush. Nor do they have any love for John McCain. But he knows very well there are white, blue-collar union workers who just won’t vote for a black man. He’s heard the stories. The guy who works in the mail room, who says he just isn’t going to vote for president this year. The electrician who says he isn’t biased, but some of his friends,...
  • Democratic ticket to hold Sunday rally in Detroit (WHY??)

    09/25/2008 8:04:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies · 1,563+ views
    Battle Creek Enquirer (link only) | 9/25/2008
    Link to article here.
  • Mason-Dixon/NBC (Michigan) : Obama, McCain TIED

    09/25/2008 7:08:49 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 24 replies · 1,061+ views
    NBC/Mason Dixon ^ | 9-25-08 | Mason Dixon
    McCain 46% Obama 46% Michigan
  • Poll: McCain leads Obama By 3% in Michigan

    09/24/2008 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 40 replies · 1,565+ views
    Marketing Resource Group ^ | September 23, 2008 | Marketing Resource Group
    And another poll in Michigan -- by the Marketing Resource Group of Lansing for the newsletter Inside Michigan Politics -- showed McCain leading Obama in the state, 46%-43%.
  • Poll: McCain leads Obama By 3% in Michigan (46% - 43%)

    09/23/2008 5:29:06 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 106 replies · 665+ views
    MRG ^ | September 23, 2008
    Poll: McCain leads Obama By 3% in Michigan McCain’s Strong Support Among Independents and Male voters gives him a slight 46% - 43% lead in a Toss-Up State LANSING – A poll released today by Inside Michigan Politics shows that Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain has a slim three (3) point lead over Barack Obama in Michigan’s latest poll. The poll shows that both candidates have strong support with their base voters, but McCain’s support among Independent voters 45%- 37% (+8%) puts him on top in this toss-up state “John McCain has a track record with Michigan Independent voters,” said...
  • Rudman to co-chair voter fraud panel [w/John Danforth, targets ACORN, mil absentees, MI/OH/WA/NV/WI]

    09/23/2008 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 21 replies · 228+ views
    Manchester Union-Leader ^ | Sep 23, 2008 | John Distaso
    Former New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman has been tapped by Republican presidential nominee John McCain to co-chair a new campaign committee that will deal with voter fraud issues as the election nears. Rudman and his fellow co-chair, former Missouri Sen. John Danforth, told reporters on a conference call yesterday that voting and registration issues are already surfacing in many states, although New Hampshire was not among them. Rudman said that the election "ought to be decided by voters, not lawyers." The McCain-Palin Honest and Open Election Committee wants to ensure that "every qualified citizen has a right to vote in...
  • Obama's goal: Register 150,000 new Michigan voters, and fast

    09/23/2008 3:12:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies · 202+ views
    Detroit Free Press (link only) | 9/23/2008 | Kathleen Gray
    Link to article here.
  • Poll: Obama Ahead in MI; Race Closer in PA, OH

    09/20/2008 6:29:50 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 15 replies · 134+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 9-19-08 | Newsmax
    -- THE POLL: Marist Poll, presidential race among likely voters in Ohio (20 electoral votes). THE NUMBERS: Barack Obama 47, John McCain 45. OF INTEREST: The race in this pivotal state is about even, with voters also split over which candidate has the better plan to bring about change. Independents are divided on which contender they support. More Obama backers are excited about their candidate than is the case among McCain's supporters. DETAILS: Conducted Sept. 11-15 by telephone with 769 Ohio registered voters, including 565 likely voters. Margin of sampling error plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for registered voters,...
  • New Michigan Poll: Obama 48; McCain 46 (ARG - 600 LV - Sep. 16-19th)

    09/20/2008 2:15:00 PM PDT · by Ravi · 36 replies · 182+ views
    Interview dates: September 16-19, 2008 Sample size: 600 likely voters Margin of error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time Question wording and responses: If the general election were being held today between John McCain for president and Sarah Palin for vice president, the Republicans, and Barack Obama for president and Joe Biden for vice president, the Democrats, for whom would you vote - McCain and Palin, Obama and Biden (names rotated), or someone else?
  • News 10 Poll: Obama Leads McCain By 1

    09/20/2008 1:00:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 196+ views
    WILX Channel 10 News ^ | September 19, 2008 | Jason Colthorp
    An exclusive News 10 poll shows Barack Obama with an ever-so-slight lead over John McCain here in Michigan. A mere one point separates the candidates in our poll, that's well within the margin of error. Forty-three percent of likely voters back Obama compared to 42 percent for McCain. Independent Ralph Nader and Libertarian Bob Barr each get two percent of the vote. Ten percent are undecided. In our poll last month, Obama had a 43-41 advantage over McCain, so neither candidate seems to have gotten a convention bounce. We also broke down the V.P. effect. Sarah Palin's selection as John...