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One is Officially in for US Senate! John James FIRST to turn in petitions for 2018.

Anyone knows that a candidate can talk all they want.  But you’re not officially a candidate until you’re on the ballot.  And, collecting 23,000 signatures is no easy feat. But, U.S. Senate candidate John James did just that and turned them into the Secretary of State on Thursday.  Apparently taking …

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BAD AD DAY: Calley and Whitmer find themselves in hot water over latest ads

It was a bad day for a couple people who want to be Michigan’s next Governor.  First, early this morning Bridge Magazine published an article called, “Truth Squad: Brian Calley unjustly claims credit for Michigan recovery.”  In the article, Bridge takes the Lt. Governor to task for his claims that …

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ICYMI: Brian Calley’s Clean Michigan Government Initiative Dead for 2018 – No Part-Time Legislature Initiative Headed to Ballot

In case you missed it, on Wednesday it was announced the Clean Michigan Government initiative will not have the needed signatures necessary to make the ballot in 2018.  You’ll remember, last May, Calley touted a big coming announcement – which many thought may have been his run for Governor.  Instead, …

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ICYMI: Meet Michigan’s newest Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement

Although she was appointed last November as the 113th Justice of Michigan’s Supreme Court, Justice Elizabeth T. Clement was officially sworn in last week becoming the 11th woman to sit on the bench.  She replaces Justice Joan Larsen who was recently appointed United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals …

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ICYMI: Big Endorsements and Polling in Race for MI Governor

In case you missed it, Michigan’s GOP race for Governor had some significant action recently with several of the candidates announcing what they felt to be significant endorsements.  Additionally, updated polling was released showing where each of the candidates stand with the electorate with only 4 months and change until …

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“Do you know what you all just did? You just came in here with a solution.” A great story on Rep. Mike Bishop

FROM THE LIVINGSTON POST – What does it take to change the world? This.  This is what it takes to change the world. This is the story of a remarkable group of middle-school students from a small Montessori charter school in Pinckney who witnessed history and then took a step …

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Calley Takes Flak for Using Paid Staff In First TV Ad – Schuette Gets Support on Nassar Prosecution

Calley Takes Flak for First TV Ad – He’s stalled out at second place in the GOP primary, running at least 10 points behind frontrunner Bill SCHUETTE. Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian CALLEY released this morning his first paid TV ad, running (for now) until April 2 in the Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint and …

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ICYMI: Tom Leonard Opens Up Both Barrels on Schuitmaker for Negative Campaigning and Targeting Wife

In case you missed it – earlier this week, current Speaker of the House and candidate for Attorney General penned a doozie of a letter regarding his opponent Sen. Tony Schuitmaker’s campaign tactics.  Both are Republicans and are running for Attorney General.  The particular subjects that drew the ire of …

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Dem Gov Race Update: Candidate Thanedar Surging in Polls but Whitmer Gets Dem Congressionals Nod

From MIRS NEWS…. New polling commissioned by MIRS shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri THANEDAR surging in the polls following a series of statewide media ads where the former chemist and entrepreneur helps voters pronounce his name. According to the survey of 500 likely Democratic primary voters between Mar. 6-8, in a straight head-to-head lineup …

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