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  • Trump's Michigan co-chair announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

    05/22/2017 2:33:01 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 23 replies
    Mlive ^ | 5-22-2016 | Julie Mack
    Lena Epstein, co-chairwoman of Donald Trump's Michigan campaign, has announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate. If Epstein wins the Republican nomination in 2018, she would be up against U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who first won her Senate seat in 2000 and won easy re-elections in 2006 and 2012. Epstein is the first Republican to declare candidacy for the seat. A 35-year-old Bloomfield Hills resident, Epstein is co-owner of Vesco Oil Co., a distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants. The company has more than 200 employees and annual revenues of $175 million, according to Epstein's personal website. In a press release...
  • Odds on GOP retaining Senate in 2018

    11/15/2016 8:19:59 PM PST · by Degaston · 17 replies
    The Republicans have 8 seats, Dems have 23 seats, and the 2 Dem-leaning Independents are in this Class. With 44 seats in the other 2 classes for the GOP and Pence as VP this means the Dem's have to pick off 3 seats to get the majority. Utah Hatch, Texas Cruz, Nebraska Fischer, Mississippi Wicker, and Wyoming Barrasso are about as close as possible to being done-deals that their seats stay GOP in 2018. Picking off Corker in Tennessee would be super hard to do. Flake in Arizona could be vulnerable depending on fallout with immigration enforcement. About the only...
  • The Flint water crisis: MI Sen. Stabenow says race factor in Flint response

    02/01/2016 1:02:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 22, 2016 | Bianna Golodryga, Summer Delaney
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan tells Yahoo News that she believes race was a factor in the state's slow response to the Flint water crisis. "The sad, outrageous reality is that people were not paying attention to what the residents were saying because they weren't a priority," Stabenow told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. "[The state] would react differently when their friends that lived in those areas called ... that's just a fact that [Flint was] treated differently than others would be treated." ...
  • “A New Heavy Icebreaker Is Essential” Claim Great Lakes Senators

    11/22/2015 11:55:50 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 22, 2015 | John Konrad
    United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security calling for robust funding in the fiscal year 2016 appropriations legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard to design and build a new heavy icebreaker for the Great Lakes regio
  • Senate Passes 90-0 Resolution Demanding Iran Release Americans

    05/11/2015 6:48:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-11-15 | Bridget Johnson
    The Senate lent strong support today to a simply worded resolution calling on Iran to let four Americans come home. The bipartisan resolution from Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) passed 90-0. It states that its the policy of the United States that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran should immediately release Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati, and Jason Rezaian, and cooperate with the United States Government to locate and return Robert Levinson; and the United States Government should undertake every effort using every diplomatic tool at its disposal to secure their immediate release. Washington Post bureau chief Rezaian, a California...
  • Senate Democrat Trolls Tom Cotton So Hard [Barf Alert!]

    03/26/2015 11:52:07 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 26, 2015 | Zach Carter
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) delivered a pitch-perfect trolling lesson to the Senate on Wednesday, filing an amendment calling to defund "the purchase of stationary [sic] or electronic devices for the purpose of members of Congress or congressional staff communicating with foreign governments and undermining the role of the President as Head of State in international nuclear negotiations on behalf of the United States." In other words, Stabenow wants to defund Tom Cotton letters.
  • While stumping for Grimes, U.S. Senate Ag Chair [Stabenow] says she forgot about McConnell

    02/18/2014 8:02:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/17/2014 | Nick Storm
    EMINENCE At the same time U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell toured Eastern Kentucky lauding his work on the passage of the Farm Bill, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee told a crowd in Henry County that she forgot McConnell was even on the committee. Now, the reason that I had forgotten that is because he has never attended a meeting in the three years I have chaired the committee, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan. Stabenow stumped for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky farm country Monday afternoon and later at a town-hall style meeting in...
  • Audio: Sen. Stabenow: 'I Have No Idea How Many DUIs an Illegal Can Get and Still Be Legalized

    06/27/2013 4:40:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 27, 2013 | Taylor Knopf & Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) -- One hour before the Senate voted on its sweeping immigration reform bill, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who supported the legislation, said she had no idea how many DUIs an illegal alien can have under the bill and still be made a legal resident of the United States. On Capitol Hill on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Stabenow, Under the Senate immigration bill, how many DUIs can an illegal alien have and still be legalized? Stabenow said, Gosh, I have no idea. I mean, I dont -- how many DUIs? Did you vote on the bill? Knopf asked. Youre with who?...
  • Hurricane Sandy: Levin, Stabenow among those asking for funding to help Great Lakes recovery

    02/15/2013 1:56:02 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 14, 2013 | Tim Martin
    Michigans U.S. senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are among those urging the Army Corps of Engineers to allocate money to help the Great Lakes recover from Hurricane Sandy damage. While the Great Lakes navigation system is threatened due to underfunding, which has been worsened due to lakes levels that have hit record lows, the system also was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, a group of Midwest senators wrote in a letter Thursday to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy. This storm covered 900 miles, and impacted 24 states, including states surrounding the Great Lakes. Across the Great...
  • Michigan Agency Removes Video of Obama, Top Dems Praising Failed Battery Company

    10/10/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/10/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    In the fall of 2010, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. the state's "corporate welfare arm uploaded a video to YouTube highlighting the battery manufacturer A123 Systems. At the time, the company was promoted heavily by President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow. Since then, A123 has shed money, laid off half its workforce, recalled products and seen its stock price plummet to about 26 cents this week from a previous high of $26. Now, just two years after the initial roll-out, A123 is...
  • Hoekstra says he'll catch Stabenow as voters focus

    09/27/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    AP via Times Union ^ | September 27, 2012 | JOHN FLESHER
    ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra couldn't have asked for a friendlier audience than the workers of Traverse Bay Manufacturing Inc., who are fighting mad over what they consider unfair competition not from China or India, but from their own government. [Snip] "We're the underdog, we're behind," Hoekstra said in an interview after his factory visit in the Lake Michigan town of Elk Rapids. "It's been a very sleepy race ... pretty much been frozen in place for the last eight, nine weeks. But we think that as people start to focus and as...
  • Debbie Stabenow's China policy wins over lifelong Republican Grand Rapids business owner

    09/27/2012 5:40:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.mlive.com/ ^ | september 17, 2012 | Shandra Martinez
    Mark Chappell says he's a lifelong Republican who will be voting for Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. She's got his back on an important issue: China trade violations, from currency manipulation to making knock-offs of American products. Alexander Dodds Co. makes woodworking machines for high-end furniture.
  • Rick Santorum stumps for Pete Hoekstra in his Senate bid

    09/23/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | Sep 18, 2012 | ANDREA GOODELL
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, in Holland campaigning for Pete Hoekstras Senate bid Tuesday afternoon, said Michigan is key for Mitt Romney's chances. [Snip] Santorum called Michigan a potential decider. If Mitt Romney wins Michigan, hes going to be president of the United States, Santorum said. The two talked about national security, the Senate race and Hoekstras opponent, Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Debbie Stabenows taking up space, Santorum said, later pointing to the lack of a budget proposal from the Senate Finance Committee, on which she sits. [Snip] Top of the list was national security. The U.S. has fewer allies...
  • Obama, Romney Tied Again in Michigan; Hoeskstra leads Stabenow

    EAST LANSING, Mich. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are deadlocked again in the battleground state of Michigan according to the latest Mitchell Poll. Romney and Obama are tied at 47% with 3% voting for someone else and 3% undecided. Just ten days ago, Obama led Romney by 5% (49%-44%). -snip- If the election for the United States Senate was being held today and the candidates were Debbie Stabenow the Democrat and Pete Hoekstra the Republican who would you be voting for? If you are voting for or leaning towards Stabenow press 1, voting for or leaning...
  • Michigan residents vote in primary

    08/07/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Wood TV Channel 8 ^ | August 7, 2012
    Polls opened Tuesday morning across Michigan for the state's primary election, with voters making choices including a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. About 20 percent of Michigan's 7.33 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Officials told 24 Hour News 8 they expect 10-15 percent of Kalamazoo voters and 20 percent of Ottawa County voters to vote. Pete Hoekstra of Holland has an advantage in money and name recognition over Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe as they duke it out for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination. The race also includes former Kent County Judge Randy...
  • Tuesday is Going to be a Big Day With Two Important Primaries

    08/05/2012 9:24:09 AM PDT · by Syncro · 11 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 08/05/2012 07:08:01 am | Sal Russo
    Tuesday is going to be a big day with two important primaries . There are two important primaries this coming Tuesday that involve two candidates that the Tea Party Express has endorsed and we are currently campaigning for. The first is the U.S. Senate race in Missouri with conservative Sarah Steelman that we have been telling you about. . The second race is just as important and is the Senate race in Michigan were we have endorsed conservative Clark Durant as we believe he is the best candidate to defeat Democrat Debbie Stabenow. . . We are proud to...
  • BREAKING: Unseen Video Shows President Obama, Top Dem Politicians Praising Failed Green Company

    04/05/2012 12:45:43 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A virtually unseen video has surfaced that highlights the high-powered political rhetoric and unrealized promises put forth by President Barack Obama and Michigans top Democratic politicians regarding the heavily subsidized and now-troubled A123 Systems battery manufacturer. The video, which had just over 600 views since it was posted in Oct. 2010 on Youtube, has Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow singing the praises of the now-troubled advanced battery manufacturer A123 Systems. A123 Systems, which opened its lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Livonia in September 2010, saw...
  • Actress in controversial ad for Pete Hoekstras (Michigan) Senate campaign is deeply sorry

    02/17/2012 3:53:29 AM PST · by no dems · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Cutline ^ | February 16, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    An Asian-American actress who starred in the controversial ad produced by Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra's U.S. Senate campaign has apologized for her participation. "I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities," Lisa Chan, the actress, wrote in a statement on her Facebook page; this role is not in any way representative of who I am." The ad, which ran statewide during the Super Bowl, features a young Asian woman riding a bike through a field of rice paddies and speaking broken English while thanking Hoekstra's opponent, Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, for her...
  • Column: Life isn't measured by the distance between us and the super-rich

    01/24/2012 5:53:29 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    One of my senses failed 10 days ago as I sat in the plush comfort of Jackson Community Colleges Potter Center. It was my sense of outrage. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow stood onstage citing a statistic when she exposed the impairment of my outrage functions. The 400 richest people in the United States, Stabenow said, have more wealth than 150 million Americans, combined. Head-shaking and murmurs of disgust swept through the audience. So what? I thought. It was a total failure to generate outrage. Stabenow's statistic was evidently discovered months ago by filmmaker Michael Moore. Even if true the...
  • GOP Senate candidate in Michigan raises $750K in six weeks

    10/05/2011 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-4-2011 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican Clark Durant has raised a hefty $750,000 in the six weeks since he entered the Senate race in Michigan, his campaign announced Tuesday. "I am truly humbled and encouraged by the outpouring of support," Durant said in a statement. "There is momentum building to shake up Washington. Our supporters are sending a strong message that they want the American way, not the Washington way." Durant is running in a primary against former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), who is considered the favorite to take on Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Because of his experience raising money for the Cornerstone Schools, Christian...