Both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney needed to have a strong showing in Monday night’s third debate, the final major event before Election Day in an increasingly tight election. The debate at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Fla., focuses on foreign policy, including Afghanistan, Israel, Iran, terrorism and the rise of China.
Detroit News political reporters ferret out what's really going on in Lansing and Washington D.C.
Biden delivers closing remarks to moderator, Ryan turns straight to camera: You deserve better, he tells TV audience.
House Speaker Jase Bolger does not plan to create a formal defense fund to pay for his legal representation in an election rigging investigation – and that’s prompting another legal complaint against the Marshall Republican, The Detroit News has learned.
The first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is about to start in Denver. I’ll be blogging throughout. Look for a focus on the economy and possible question from moderator Jim Lehrer regarding the auto bailout, a big issue in Michigan and the swing state of Ohio. Obama supported the federal aid … Continue Reading →
Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra said Tuesday he’s still waiting for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow to agree to broadly televised debates in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race, preferably on issues of foreign policy and the economy. “She has been delinquent in both of those areas,” Hoekstra said at a Lansing press conference. “I would love to … Continue Reading →
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, launched her second round of TV ads Monday featuring Michigan farmers praising her work as chairwoman of the Senate agriculture committee. Stabenow, seeking a third term in the Senate, led efforts to craft a new Farm Bill that passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support, but failed to make traction … Continue Reading →
Over the past week, House Speaker Jase Bolger has released statements announcing his stance on the six statewide ballot issues voters will face in the Nov. 6 general election. Bolger said he was in favor of keeping the emergency manager law he helped passed, urging voters to vote “yes” on Proposal 1, the referendum on … Continue Reading →
Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has snagged the endorsement of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in the Michigan Senate race. Hoekstra is trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing, who is seeking her third term in Congress’ upper chamber. Rich Studley, president and chief executive officer of the Chamber, noted in the group’s … Continue Reading →
Super PAC television advertising returned to Michigan on Wednesday with a new pro-Mitt Romney ad campaign. The independent Restore Our Future will run a one-week, $1.2 million network and cable ad campaign in Romney’s home state highlighting millions of Americans who have given up on finding work because of the poor economy. The Michigan ad … Continue Reading →
Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s campaign has released its first television ad, which touts Stabenow’s bill to restrict illegal China trade.