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  • Stabenow's husband may testify in sex case hearing

    06/04/2008 10:15:16 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 16 replies · 166+ views
    Royal Oak Daily Tribune, Michigan ^ | June 4, 2008 | Michael P. McConnell
    TROY -- An attorney for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow's husband objected to a defense attempt to make his client appear at a preliminary court hearing Tuesday for a former Westland woman charged with prostitution. Prosecutors say the senator's husband, Tom Athans, will appear as a prosecution witness if the case goes to trial; they agreed he shouldn't have to testify before that. Alycia L. Martin, 21, is accused taking $150 from Athans, 47, for sex at the Residence Inn on Livernois in Troy on Feb. 26. Martin's attorney, Frank Cusumano, Jr., attempted to subpoena Athans to appear at an evidentiary...
  • Judge could dismiss sex charges

    06/03/2008 2:40:08 AM PDT · by Westlander · 5 replies · 58+ views
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  • Democratic Senator [Stabenow] Calls For GOP To Alter Energy Policy

    05/11/2008 1:10:37 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 78 replies · 60+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 10, 2008 | Will Lester, AP
    The public must pressure Republicans in the White House and Congress to change directions in the country's energy policies, which have pushed oil and gas prices to record highs, a Democratic lawmaker said Saturday. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said the rising price of oil, fostered by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney's close ties to the oil industry, is no longer just a burden. "Now it is a crisis for every American family," the Michigan senator said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. She called the current energy situation "a crisis that doesn't just affect us at the pump, but...
  • Woman Hired by Senator's Husband in Court

    05/05/2008 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Westlander · 11 replies · 42+ views
    AP ^ | 5-5-2008 | AP
    A preliminary hearing for a Westland woman who police say was paid for sex by Sen. Debbie Stabenow's husband has been postponed. Authorities say Thomas Athans paid Martin $150 for sex in a Troy hotel room in February. Police did not bring any sex charges against Athans.
  • Sen. Stabenow's Husband Nailed in Prostitution Bust (MSM Pretty Silent on this...)

    04/07/2008 6:35:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies · 449+ views
    Washington comPOST ^ | 04/02/08 | Mary Ann Akers
    Bad day for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Her husband,Thomas Athans, cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, is cooperating with police in an Internet-based prostitution bust at hotels in Troy, Mich., according to the Detroit Free Press. According to the paper, Athans told police he "paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February." The story notes that Athans, 46, was not arrested or charged.
  • Alycia Martin: Debbie Stabenow Hubby Hooker! - Photo (better than Spitzer's??)

    04/02/2008 10:39:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 769+ views
    Bollywood ^ | 4/2/08 | staff
    Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow had paid $150 per hour to Alycia Martin, the hooker who had oral sex with him at a hotel. Alycia Martin was supposedly contacted by the husband of Debbie Stabenow through an online ad. Thomas Athans, 46, co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network, was stopped by Troy, Mich. police who were investigating prostitution at the hotel, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press under the state Freedom of Information Act.
  • Senator's Husband Admits Paying for Sex

    04/02/2008 7:09:28 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 90 replies · 119+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 4/2/08 | NATASHA ROBINSON and KEN THOMAS
    TROY, Mich. (AP) - The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told authorities that he used the Internet to arrange a $150 sexual tryst with a prostitute at a metropolitan Detroit hotel, police said Wednesday. Thomas Athans, 46, co-founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network, was stopped by police who were investigating prostitution at the hotel, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Athans, in a statement issued by his attorney, apologized and said he "fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way." Stabenow, D-Mich.,...
  • Name that party: Stabenow's Husband in Prostitution Bust

    04/02/2008 4:41:42 PM PDT · by llevrok · 88 replies · 125+ views
    UPDATE: WXYZ.com has obtained the booking photo of the woman Troy police say was paid $150 for sex by the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Alycia Martin, 20, of Westland has been charged with prostitution in connection with the Feb. 26 bust involving Thomas Athans. She was arraigned March 12 in Troy District Court and returns for a pretrial hearing April 22. TROY, Mich. (AP) - The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told police he used the Internet to make a date with a prostitute and paid her $150 for sex at a hotel, according to a police...
  • Report: Stabenow's Husband Paid Prostitute

    04/02/2008 9:28:51 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 78 replies · 300+ views
    WDIV ^ | April 2, 2008 | unidentified
    TROY, Mich. -- The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told police he used the Internet to make a date with a prostitute and paid her $150 for sex at a hotel, according to a police report.
  • Debbie Stabenow's breakfast with Norman Hsu.

    http://www.camerarts.com/cgi/store/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Senator_Debbie_Stabenow_Breakfast Check out the pictures on that site! Priceless, I hope Stabenow goes down in FLAMES!
  • (Democrat) Senator hits back on judges (Liberal Democrat Judge Nomination)

    11/27/2006 3:31:54 PM PST · by bd476 · 35 replies · 1,943+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | October 25, 2006 | Ed Golder
    The controversy over President Bush's nomination of current Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Janet T. Neff for the Federal Western District Court is currently driven by Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback's concern over Judge Neff's attending a gay wedding in 2002. However, the fine print in the news lightly touches on the fact that Judge Neff is a liberal Democrat, and that her pending appointment is a trade-off. Judge Janet Neff and her husband and Labor Attorney David A. Neff are both Democrats. In fact David A. Neff contributed $1,750 to Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow's (D) campaign. Is it any...
  • Upset in Michigan?

    11/02/2006 11:03:32 AM PST · by impeachedrapist · 89 replies · 2,816+ views
    The Allen Report ^ | 11/2/06 | Mike Allen
    Republicans hope that will be one of MANY surprises on election night. They need them. With lots of struggling candidates, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is throwing a $900,000, buzzer-beating lifeline to the Wolverine State and Mike Bouchard, a sheriff who has been running an intense campaign against incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D), though with little national attention because of her lead in polls and fundraising. "Mike CAN win with the right resources and that's why we are coming in," says NRSC Communications Director Brian Nick. "He's running on the fact that the economy is the worst in the country...
  • Mike Bouchard Now Even with Debbie Stabenow In Polls! We Can Help Him Win! Here's How...

    11/01/2006 4:39:11 PM PST · by MikeA · 54 replies · 1,119+ views
    11/01/06
    Hugh Hewitt just cited a poll on his show indicating Bouchard is now even with Debbie Stabenow! Bouchard was on and confirmed Hugh's numbers. And to lend credence, the RNC has just poured nearly $1 million into this race indicating they're showing it close as well! We can help put Mike Bouchard over the top by using our free cell phone long distance to call Michigan Republicans from anywhere in the country! Getting out the vote is what will make the difference between a Bouchard win or a close but no cigar defeat. WE can be the ones who put...
  • Out of work in Michigan? Wyoming wants you.

    10/30/2006 11:46:03 AM PST · by Brilliant · 57 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 30, 2006 | Amanda Paulson
    When Zeb and Sharon Goodrich look out their front door these days, they see antelope, sweeping treeless plains, and dozens of jack rabbits - a far cry from the view at their previous home in Lake Odessa, Mich. "I miss the trees," Mr. Goodrich admits. "I was in shock when I [saw] how many trees there weren't." On the other hand, he likes that "you feel like you have room to breathe." More important: He has good work, and lots of it. Goodrich's job as a welder for a mine- services company pays far better than the welding he was...
  • Straw poll in Michigan (House and Senate races in doubt?)

    10/26/2006 7:17:38 PM PDT · by TWohlford · 8 replies · 919+ views
    vanity ^ | 26 Oct 2006 | Tim Wohlford (vanity)
    In a straw poll tonight in Jackson, MI, incumbent Debbie Stabenow went down to defeat!!!! The event was sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce, but had lots of community involvement. However, a "Safe" Republican was defeated. Tim Walburg was nominated over RINO incumbent Joe Schwarz in the Michigan 7th Congressional District primary. However, paid campaign staffer plead guity to child abuse this week. Women are turned off by this development, and are distressed since Walburg has known about the accusations for over 3 months. Walburg was opposed by liberal Sharon Renier, who opposes the Iraq war and is running...
  • UNREPORTED IN HOT SENATE RACES: Democrats broke while Republicans' powder is dry

    10/25/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 65 replies · 3,842+ views
    Analysis of FEC reports ^ | 10/25/06 | Dangus
    One must be careful to make too much of a given Senate candidate appearing broke at the 3rd-quarter FEC filing time. After all, the national parties and major donors can rescue a strong candidate’s foundering finances. And certain costs, such as advertising, may even still have been paid up front. But when so many candidates from one party, who have been very strong, are suddenly out of cash, while the other party is cash-rich, something may be afoot. In this case, the Republicans continue to use their strategy which produced surprise wins in 2002 and 2004: They are keeping their...
  • Poll: Stabenow continues to lead Bouchard in Senate race (Stabenow up 13)

    10/08/2006 3:02:33 PM PDT · by okstate · 19 replies · 931+ views
    MLive ^ | 5 October 2006 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow continues to lead Republican Mike Bouchard by double digits, according to a poll released Thursday. Forty-eight percent of the 600 likely voters polled Tuesday and Wednesday said they would vote for Stabenow, while 35 percent backed Bouchard, the Oakland County sheriff. Fifteen percent were undecided. About 2 percent said they support one of three other candidates — Leonard Schwartz of the Libertarian Party, David Sole of the Green Party and Dennis FitzSimons of the U.S. Taxpayers Party. The poll was conducted by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA for The Detroit News and TV stations...
  • The most exciting Senate races this November II

    10/08/2006 9:52:32 AM PDT · by qlangley · 2 replies · 412+ views
    QuentinLangley.net ^ | 04 October 2006 | Quenitn Langley
    Democrat vs Democrat Connecticut sees primary victor, Ned Lamont, facing off against the loser, and former Veep candidate, Joe Lieberman. Lamont is against the war, and seems to have solidified his lead among Democrats, but in the general election independents and Republicans can vote too, so Lieberman retains a small lead. Confusingly, the Republican candidate is against the war, probably why his support is in single figures. Democrats did not want this fight, as it puts Democrat divisions on national security at the top of the news, but now they are stuck with it. Tossup. Republican targets New Jersey, sees...
  • Granholm Widens Gap Over DeVos (EPIC-MRA, Granholm up 8, Stabenow up 20) - SEPTEMBER 14

    09/26/2006 8:48:29 PM PDT · by okstate · 24 replies · 849+ views
    WILX-TV ^ | 14 September 2006 | News 10
    A new, exclusive News Ten survey is out tonight with Governor Jennifer Granholm widening her lead over Republican challenger Dick DeVos. Fifty-percent of the people surveyed in the Epic-MRA poll said they will vote for the incumbent, while 42 percent say will vote for DeVos. The last News Ten poll in July showed Granholm leading with only three-percentage points, making the race a statistical dead heat. When it comes to Michigan's slow economy, President Bush gets more blame. 44 percent of voters polled say they blame the President, while only 28 percent point at Granholm. In the race for US...
  • Michigan Senate Race: Stabenow +7 (Sleeper pickup?)

    09/19/2006 7:50:53 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 11 replies · 862+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | 9-20-06 | Strategic Vision
    Below are the results of a three-day poll of likely voters in the state of Michigan. Results are based on telephone interviews with 1200 likely voters in Michigan, aged 18+, and conducted September 15-17, 2006. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points. 1. Do approve or disapprove of Governor Jennifer Granholm's overall job performance? Approve 43% Disapprove 46% Undecided 11% 2. Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Debbie Stabenow's overall job performance? Approve 48% Disapprove 38% Undecided 14% 3. Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Carl Levin's overall job performance? Approve 50% Disapprove 37% Undecided 13%...
  • Survey USA Michigan Senate poll: Stabenow leads by 13 points over Bouchard

    09/18/2006 3:32:32 PM PDT · by okstate · 33 replies · 1,195+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 18 September 2006 | Survey USA
    Stabenow (D-incumbent) 54% Bouchard (R) 41% Sole (G) 2% FitzSimons (UST) 1% Undecided 1% 749 Likely Michigan Voters +/- 3.6% MOE
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (GRANHOLM AND STABENOW)

    09/17/2006 10:31:05 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 15 replies · 389+ views
    My Brain | September 17 2006 | Niuhuru
    I need some help fellow FReepers. I know this sounds silly, but I was wondering if everyone here wanted to help me with arguments as to why Granholm is a terrible governor and why Stabenow has to go as well. I believe that everyone here could help make an imapct since published letters from a nationwide perspective can help.
  • Granholm, Stabenow increase leads (EPIC-MRA, Stabenow +19, Granholm +8)

    09/14/2006 3:57:54 PM PDT · by okstate · 23 replies · 927+ views
    WOOD-TV 8 ^ | 14 September 2006 | Rick Albin
    GRAND RAPIDS -- The latest EPIC-MRA poll, released just 54 days before the November 7 general election, shows statewide incumbents are holding the lead. The poll, exclusive to 24 Hour News 8 and our media partners, sampled 600 people between September 7 -12, and includes a margin of error of 4 percent. Governor Jennifer Granholm holds an 8-point lead, 50-42, over Republican nominee Dick DeVos. It's the second consecutive poll Granholm has held a lead bigger than margin of error. In the previous poll, Granholm led 49-42. In the race for the US Senate, incumbent Debbie Stabenow has opened a...
  • Letter to DoJ - Investigate Democrat Senators Who Threatened Disney/ABC

    09/12/2006 8:34:00 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 68 replies · 2,200+ views
    09/12/2006 | Doc Farmer
    Folks, I'm planning to send a letter to the DoJ as regards last week's attempt by five lib/dem/soc/commie senators to stop the ABC program, "The Path To 9/11". However, since I'm not a member of the legal profession, I'm not sure if I've worded this correctly. I'd appreciate any help or advice you'd be willing to provide. Many thanks. Doc Farmer ************************************************* The Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice Room 4400 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 12 September 2006 Dear Mr. Attorney General, I write today to request a formal investigation...
  • Stabenow (D) 51% Bouchard (R) 43%

    09/07/2006 8:05:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies · 1,014+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 7, 2006
    Bouchard's strong primary win may have given him a slight bounce. An eight-point deficit in a Democratic leaning state is a tough challenge for the Republican candidate, Stabenow is barely over the 50% level of support. Earlier in the year she enjoyed a twenty-point lead over the Republican.
  • Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctions

    09/07/2006 4:12:34 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,344 replies · 30,688+ views
    americablog.blogspot.com ^ | September 07, 2006 | John in DC
    Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctionsby John in DC - 9/07/2006 06:02:00 PM This letter was sent today by the entire Democratic leadership of the US Senate. This letter is such a major shot across the bow of Disney, it's not even funny. It is FILLED with veiled threats, both legal and legislative, against Disney. US Senators don't make threats like this, especially the entire Democratic leadership en masse, unless they mean it. Disney is in serious trouble. Read it, then read my analysis of it below:September 7, 2006 Mr. Robert A. Iger President and...
  • Poll: Michigan gov's race close, incumbents lead other races (Stabenow up 13; Granholm up 2)

    09/03/2006 10:09:10 PM PDT · by okstate · 4 replies · 477+ views
    WFRV-TV ^ | 3 September 2006 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) A polling company that eight weeks ago reported Republican challenger Dick DeVos apparently leading Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm says a new poll shows the race now is about even. The poll also found incumbents leading or apparently leading in the races for U.S. Senate, attorney general and secretary of state. The election is Nov. 7. Des Moines, Iowa-based Selzer & Co. said that 46 percent of 803 likely Michigan voters interviewed Monday through Wednesday said they backed Granholm, while 44 percent backed DeVos and 10 percent were unsure or gave another response. The 2-percentage-point difference between Granholm...
  • Debbie Stabenow leads Michael Bouchard by 9 points in MI

    08/24/2006 6:49:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 68 replies · 1,622+ views
    Survey USA ^ | August 22, 2006
    Stabenow (D) 51%, Bouchard (R) 42%
  • Michigan Senate Race: Senator Stabenow on Same Hot Seat as the Governor?

    08/16/2006 4:41:29 AM PDT · by RobFromGa · 80 replies · 1,303+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | August 16, 2006 | Rasmussen
    Michigan Senate Race: Senator Stabenow on Same Hot Seat as the Governor? Stabenow (D) 48% Bouchard (R) 44% August 16 , 2006 Fresh from an August 8 Senate primary election that he won more handily than expected, Republican Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard is now just five points shy of the level of support attracted by Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow. Stabenow leads 49% to 44% (see crosstabs). Like other GOP contenders in Michigan, for most of the year Bouchard lagged behind the incumbent by double digits. And the Senator, by maintaining at least a 50% level of support, had seemed...
  • SurveyUSA Poll: Bouchard in VERY good shape in Michigan

    08/09/2006 12:23:01 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 19 replies · 904+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 8/8/06 | SurveyUSA
    Stabenow Safe in Match-Up Against Bouchard: In a hypothetical election today, 8/8/06, for US Senator from Michigan, Democrat incumbent Debbie Stabenow defeats possible Republican opponent Mike Bouchard, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WDIV-TV Detroit and WZZM-TV Grand Rapids. Stabenow gets 48% today, Bouchard gets 41%. Libertarian Leonard Schwartz gets 8%. 3% are undecided ...
  • "Checklist for Change" ["This is what we women do" and caption the pic]

    08/05/2006 7:38:01 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 100 replies · 2,259+ views
    Welcome to the "Checklist for Change" website! As the nine Democratic women in the U.S. Senate, my colleagues and I believe that it is time for a change in Washington: change in agenda, change in tone, and change in direction. That's what our "checklist for change" is all about. This is what we women do - we need our checklists. And we challenge Majority Leader Bill Frist to make the issues on our checklist priorities for the American people this year. This is by no means a complete list of priorities, but these are challenges that Congress can meet right...
  • (Michigan) U.S. Senate hopefuls make late campaign rush

    08/04/2006 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 398+ views
    CBS 5 GREEN BAY ^ | 04 AUGUST 2006 | AP
    Friday August 04, 2006 By TIM MARTIN Associated Press Writer LANSING, Mich. (AP) Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls Michael Bouchard and Keith Butler plan to crisscross Michigan over the next few days in anticipation of Tuesday's primary election showdown. Bouchard, Oakland County's sheriff and a former state lawmaker, took walking tours Friday with his family in Bloomfield Hills, Mason and Kalamazoo. Meanwhile, Butler, a Troy minister and former Detroit city councilman, campaigned with former Oklahoma congressman and college football star J.C. Watts. They stopped in Warren, Troy, Livonia, Lansing and Grand Rapids. Both candidates plan plenty of similar stops across the...
  • Strategic Vision Michigan Poll Results: DeVos 48% Granholm 44%; Stabenow 52% Bouchard 36%

    07/27/2006 12:44:37 PM PDT · by okstate · 45 replies · 1,383+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | 27 July 2006 | Strategic Vision
    Gubernatorial Race: DeVos (R) 48 Granholm (D-inc.) 44 Senate Race: Stabenow (D-inc.) 53 Bouchard (R) 36 Stabenow (D-inc.) 53 Butler (R) 33 In the primary: Bouchard 43 Butler 37 Undecided 20 Other numbers: Granholm has a negative five percent approval spread. Stabenow's is positive 13 percent.
  • (Keith) Butler Airs First Campaign Ad (Michigan Senate Race)

    07/07/2006 6:15:55 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 21 replies · 671+ views
    Keith Butler for Senate web site ^ | 7-7-06 | Keith Butler for Senate
    BUTLER AIRS FIRST CAMPAIGN AD The ad entitled “A Little Help” features Keith Butler talking about why he is running for the U.S. Senate and the change we need from the career politicians and special interest groups in Washington D.C.
  • Thanks for Nothing, Debbie! (Stabenow's new website launched this past week by the NRSC.)

    06/23/2006 10:14:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,122+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06-23-2006 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow's incompetence is catching up with her. It may have slid under the radar for a little while there but now it's officially out in the open -- thanks to a new website launched this past week by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The interactive site details how Debbie's incompetence has hurt more than helped her Michigan constituents back home. It exposes the senator's inability to deliver solutions to pressing issues -- such as the economy, Michigan's roads, immigration and medical malpractice. Hence the phrase used repeatedly on the website: "Thanks for Nothing, Debbie!" "In the six years...
  • Senator Stabenow: Dangerously Incompetent (thanksdebbie.com)

    06/22/2006 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies · 683+ views
    ThanksDebbie.com ^ | NRSC - thanksdebbie.com
    Thanks, Debbie!
  • New poll shows DeVos ahead (45%-42% over Granholm -- Mich. governor's race)

    05/24/2006 9:03:32 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 18 replies · 605+ views
    WOODTV.com ^ | 5/24/06
    LANSING - A new poll released today by Strategic Vision shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos with a three- point lead over Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. The poll shows DeVos leading Granholm, 45-42 percent, with 13 percent undecided. Respondents in the poll said they were dissatisfied with her job performance by a margin of 44-41, and by an overwhelming 61-28 margin said they believed Michigan is on the wrong track. The poll revealed Senator Debbie Stabenow is leading each of her three Republican challengers in head-to-head match-ups. In other areas, 62 percent of respondents disapproved of President Bush's job performance....
  • Important Immigration Update from Senator Elizabeth Dole

    05/20/2006 2:10:25 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 39 replies · 1,362+ views
    GOPSenators.com ^ | 5/19/06 | Elizabeth Dole
    From :  Senator Elizabeth Dole <news@gopsenators.com> Sent :  Friday, May 19, 2006 8:49 PM To :  <Brilliant> Subject :  Important Immigration Update | | | Elizabeth DoleChair, NRSC Hello folks, The Senate has been debating various aspects of immigration this week to strengthen border security and reform our nation's immigration policy. I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know what's really been going on, and where Republicans and Democrats stand on these critical issues. When given the opportunity to vote for true border security--including 370 miles of triple-layered fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along our border with Mexico--15 Democrats voted against the proposal....
  • Update 1: Stabenow Campaign Corrects Finance Records

    04/26/2006 6:21:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 719+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | April 26, 2006 | KEN THOMAS
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow's campaign has corrected her campaign finance reports to show that some donations from 2002 and 2003 came from an Indian tribe then represented by now-disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, not an individual as she reported at the time. Stabenow's campaign originally reported that $4,000 in donations came from Christopher Petras, who was the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's legislative director at the time. The donations came during a period in which Stabenow and other Michigan lawmakers sought funding for the tribe and wrote letters to federal regulators on the tribe's behalf. The campaign wrote the Federal Election Commission on...
  • MI Poll: Debbie Stabenow still leads, but margin slips; Jennifer Graham vs. Dick DeVos is tossup

    04/21/2006 9:36:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 876+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | April 21, 2006
    Below are the results of a three-day poll of likely voters in the state of Michigan. Results are based on telephone interviews with 1200 likely voters in Michigan, aged 18+, and conducted April 17-19, 2006. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.
  • Stabenow amasses more than $6M for re-election campaign

    04/14/2006 11:37:57 AM PDT · by absolootezer0 · 5 replies · 237+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | 04.14.06 | Ken Thomas
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, collected more than $1 million for her re-election campaign during the first three months of 2006, padding her fundraising lead over three Republicans hoping to defeat her later this year. Stabenow had nearly $6.3 million at her disposal through the end of March. She raised $1.02 million during the period ended March 31 and spent $408,655. "We're very happy with the way her fundraising has gone," said Stabenow campaign manager Tom Russell. "She's on pace to have the funds that she needs in the campaign." Three Republicans are seeking the nomination in the Aug. 8 primary:...
  • Michigan Senate: Stabenow Still Leads, but Challengers Gain

    04/07/2006 5:41:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 443+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 6, 2006
    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) continues to lead three potential Republican challengers by double digits, but the challengers have gained a little ground over the past month. In our previous survey, Stabenow held leads of more than 20 points against each potential challenger. Now, the Senator leads both Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard former Detroit city councilman Rev. Keith Butler by 14 points. The incumbent also leads Rev. Jerry Zandstra by just 11 points. At this point, it's fair to say that the poll results reflect a referendum on the incumbent more than any perspective on the challengers. Senator Stabenow is...
  • Caption Sen. Debbie Stabenow - Lookin' Good!

    03/27/2006 11:49:40 AM PST · by memorandum1 · 8 replies · 644+ views
  • Colonel becomes Bush poster boy

    03/26/2006 9:42:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 861+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 26, 2006 | Nina J. Easton
    In the brutal world of Washington politics, it pays to keep your friends close -- and your potential critics even closer. Was that President Bush's strategy last week when he repeatedly lauded the work of Colonel H. R. McMaster of the Third Armored Calvary Regiment?
  • Michigan Poll (Senator Debbie Stabenow Still Holds Sizeable Lead)

    03/15/2006 8:05:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 510+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | March 15, 2006
    16. If the election for United States Senate were held today, whom would you vote for Debbie Stabenow, the Democrat or Mike Bouchard, the Republican? Debbie Stabenow 48% Mike Bouchard 37% Undecided 15% 17. If the election for United States Senate were held today, whom would you vote for Debbie Stabenow, the Democrat or Keith Butler, the Republican? Debbie Stabenow 51% Keith Butler 28% Undecided 21% 18. If the election for United States Senate were held today, whom would you vote for Debbie Stabenow, the Democrat or Jerry Zandstra, the Republican? Debbie Stabenow 52% Jerry Zandstra 24% Undecided 24%
  • Debbie the Dunce (The image that is a gift to the GOP opponent against Stabenow)

    03/15/2006 3:35:46 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 16 replies · 502+ views
    The Right Angle Blog at Human Events Online ^ | March 14, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey, editor Human Events
    Senate Democrats are having a really bad week. And guess what? Their Republicans colleagues just love to poor it on. Circulating around Capitol Hill and political circles in Michigan tonight is a photo of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D.-Mich.) on the Senate floor speaking at podium next to a sign that reads: “Dangerously Incompetent.” (Hat tip to Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis.) Stabenow has handed Senate Republicans, not to mention her eventual GOP opponent in November, a perfect image to plaster across billboards all over Michigan. Have Democrats no common sense? Oh, right. I forgot I was talking about the party...
  • Can Anyone Please PhotoShop Stabenow's Sign To Say "Wide Load"?

    03/14/2006 5:59:56 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 58 replies · 2,487+ views
    Drudgereport.com ^ | 3/14/06 | Drudge
    Here's what Drudge has as his main story.... Can we help this Wide Load out?
  • Dem Senator Displays “Dangerously Incompetent” Sign On Senate Floor

    03/14/2006 5:38:59 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 58 replies · 2,241+ views
    Drudge ^ | 14 March 06 | Drudge
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) went to the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon and displayed an enormous sign that read “Dangerously Incompetent” while giving a speech attacking the Bush administration over first responder and Homeland Security funding. Stabenow was on the Senate floor selling an amendment she has offered to increase funding for first responders by $5 billion. “God forbid that there is another terrorist attack or a natural disaster,” Stabenow warned. Developing...
  • Stabenow stands next to Incompetence Sign - OOPS!

    03/14/2006 3:16:39 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 123 replies · 2,912+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/14/2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Senator Stabenow is on the Senate floor right now speaking next to a sign that says “dangerously incompetent.” Will make for a cheap commerical later this election year.
  • Homosexual political advocacy Human Rights Campaign endorses "pro-life" Democrat Bob Casey of PA

    02/14/2006 9:32:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 426+ views
    Help HRC elect allies who will champion the cause of equality and stand up to anti-gay legislation. Together, activist supporters like you, and principled leaders like our PowerSLATE Candidates can secure a solid base of support for equality in the United States Congress. Thank you for being part of this important effort.How it works: Make HRC SLATE your vehicle for candidate giving. Choose from bipartisan candidates and incumbents selected by HRC-PAC because of their record on GLBT issues and/or the closeness or importance of their race. HRC-PAC will add your contribution to those from other HRC members, and deliver...