2014 election

9:49 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Democrats look to balance state ticket

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A candidate for Governor from Battle Creek and Attorney General hopeful from Kalamazoo could influence other nominations
LANSING - While Democrat Mark Schauer is busy raising money, developing policy plans and putting his campaign plan into high gear for the upcoming race for governor, he's also quietly beginning the delicate task of choosing a running mate. There are many things for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate to consider, like geography, gender and race.
12:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Peters raises another $1-million for U.S. Senate campaign

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Republican Terri Lynn Land raised similar amount for U.S. Senate race in last quarter of 2013
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Gary Peters -- running this year as a Democrat to replace U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who is retiring -- raised more than $1 million in the last quarter, the third straight quarter in which he has topped that mark.
1:03 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Democrats work to get message out ahead of State of the State address

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Gubernatorial candidate calls for investment in public education and increase in minimum wage
LANSING, MI -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mark Schauer and a 'fake Rick Snyder' took a few jabs at the Michigan governor Thursday morning ahead of his annual State of the State address. Schauer, who served in the state Legislature before winning a term in the U.S.
12:44 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Conservative group targets Amash's primary opponent

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Club for Growth ad criticizes Brian Ellis' votes as member of Grand Rapids School Board
WASHINGTON - The conservative Club for Growth typically only gets involved in a handful of races nationwide each election cycle - and it looks like at least one Michigan primary is on its radar.
8:10 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Questions raised about Schauer's support among Democrats

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Schauer campaign not commenting on story that UAW president urged State Senator Gretchen Whitmer to enter race
Lansing United Auto Workers president Bob King recently asked state Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer to run for governor, even though most Democratic leaders have coalesced around the candidacy of former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer. Whitmer turned down King, citing her decision a year ago to not run for governor and focus on raising her young children, according to a Whitmer aide.