Like tens of thousands of other people, I will leave Charlotte this week feeling inspired. This has been an incredible opportunity for an honest, full discussion about the forces that have been hollowing out America’s middle class for a generation. Now that inspiration must translate into action. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan truly believe there … Continue Reading →
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Since June 2009, Michigan has added more than 32,000 auto industry jobs, and the Center for Automotive Research estimates that the industry will add a total of 15,000 jobs in Michigan in 2012. This remarkable resurgence was a result of bold political policy and unprecedented collective bargaining partnerships. I am glad that this incredible victory … Continue Reading →
First Lady Michelle Obama’s inspiring convention speech last night was more than just personal story of the American Dream as experience by one family; it laid out a vision for what we owe each other as American citizens.
Some people dismiss modern political conventions as a waste of time. Why go through the trouble and expense if the presidential nominee has already been decided? Before the television cameras even began rolling at the DNC today, I got my answer. This morning I enjoyed the opportunity to address the Michigan delegates over breakfast. I … Continue Reading →
Although I have been active in politics for most of my adult life, this is the first national convention I’ve attended. I am excited to participate because the choice for working families this election cycle couldn’t be clearer. Watching the Republican National Convention last week, we received a very sharp vision of a past that … Continue Reading →