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.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took on the role of Mitt Romney surrogate this week praising his newly released education plan as “on the right track.” The Republican governor endorsed Romney shortly before Michigan’s Feb. 28 primary, but this is the first time since Romney’s chief rivals dropped out of the race the campaign has tapped … Continue Reading →
A conservative advocacy group will start airing ads in Michigan today attacking President Barack Obama’s record on healthcare, taxes, home foreclosures and the deficit. As part of a $25 million, month-long initiative, Crossroads GPS launched its kickoff ad, called “Obama’s Promise” in Michigan. The one-minute ad features a series of clips from Obama speeches and … Continue Reading →
Some Michigan Democratic lawmakers were quick to blast presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney today in light of revelations that he bullied classmates as a student at Cranbrook School while his father, George Romney, was governor of Michigan. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Romney led a prep school posse in the spring of 1965 … Continue Reading →
The pro-Mitt Romney independent group launched a new TV ad this week in Michigan that blasts Democratic criticism of Ann Romney as a stay at home mom and tries to link the remarks to President Barack Obama. The Restore Our Future super PAC launched the new spot in time for Mother’s Day, a move that … Continue Reading →
Republicans who control the Michigan House last week delayed voting on a non-binding resolution sponsored mostly by Democrats thanking President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress for coming to the rescue of Chrysler and General Motors. House Resolution 189 has remained stalled in the House Commerce Committee since state Rep. Douglass Geiss, D-Taylor, introduced the … Continue Reading →
Restore Our Future, a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC, released this ad, which says “Newt has a ton of baggage” and has spent “30 years in Washington flip-flopping on issues.”
The ad, released Feb. 14, features a Mitt Romney lookalike firing a gun that shoots mud that backfires on him.
This TV ad explores Romney’s Michigan roots. “Michigan has been my home and this is personal,” he says in the ad, explaining that he wants to make Michigan stronger.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney picked up the support of another Michigan congressman today. Freshman U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, endorsed Romney, saying he’s the “conservative candidate Michigan needs.” “As a small business owner, I know that Michigan and our country needs a president who will empower entrepreneurs to create jobs and grow the economy,” Huizenga … Continue Reading →