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 →
Detroit News political reporters ferret out what's really going on in Lansing and Washington D.C.
The tables were turned on the Michigan Truth Squad Friday when Progress Michigan issued a press release saying “The Michigan Truth Squad … claims to be independent when that’s clearly not the case.”
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.
Lansing — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson caught political flak for initially demanding Michigan voters affirm their citizenship in the August primary. In the middle of Aug. 7 primary, her office changed course from requiring voters to affirm their citizenship to get a ballot to instructing local election clerks to give voters who refused to answer … Continue Reading →
Sen. Carl Levin reminisced on Tuesday about his first national political convention– the legendary 1968 Democratic gathering in Chicago– and admitted he and his older brother Sander got in a little hot water. At the Michigan delegate breakfast here outside Charlotte, Levin recounted that he and his brother had just one ticket to the event … Continue Reading →
As promised, the Michigan Democratic Party is planning to keep an election-rigging scandal involving House Speaker Jase Bolger and party-switching Rep. Roy Schmidt in the spotlight leading up to the November election. The state Democratic Party on Friday launched a website highlighting Bolger and Schmidt’s foiled attempt to plant a fake Democrat in a Grand … Continue Reading →
The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirement is like the old argument about the glass being half empty or half full. Supporters of the “Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs” ballot initiative to require 25% renewable by 2025 say the proposal would bring $10 billion in economic investment to the state. What that means, according to opponents, … Continue Reading →