2014 election

11:41 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Genetski Says he Won't Run for State Senate

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State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker is running in new district that includes Van Buren, Allegan and a small part of Kent County
State Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, announced Monday morning that he will not seek the state Senate seat for the 26th District.
8:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Peters Has New Manager for U.S. Senate Campaign

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Michigan is gaining importance as a key battleground for control of U.S. Senate
With Michigan looming as a now key Senate race, Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, who is locked in a tight battle with Republican Terri Lynn Land, has replaced his campaign manager. Paul Tencher, who ran now-Sen. Joe Donnelly’s winning campaign for the Democrats in Indiana last cycle, will take over as the head of Peters’s campaign operation....
12:13 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Vicksburg Schools Putting Bond Request for New Facilities on May Ballot

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1.5-mill "enhancement" millage will also be on ballot for nine school districts in Kalamazoo County
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI -- Officials at Vicksburg Community Schools are asking voters in May to approve a $15.4 million bond issue for facility improvement. The bond issue would increase the district's debt levy by 1.5 mills, or about $84 on a home with a taxable value of $56,000 and an assessed value of $112,000, which is about average for the district.
8:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Bridge Magazine's Truth Squad Calls "Flagrant Foul" on Ad Targeting Gary Peters in Senate Race

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Truth Squad's analysis finds lack of support for claims about affordability and jeopardizing woman's health
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: The Center for Michigan
Who: Americans For Prosperity What: Julie's Story: It's Time to Listen The call: Flagrant Foul This powerful one-minute ad aimed at U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, centers on Dexter resident and leukemia patient Julie Boonstra. Peters is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.
12:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Republican Right to Work Champion Seeks Dingell's Congressional Seat

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John Dingell announced last week he won't seek re-election. Hi wife Debbie launched her campaign on Friday
Terry Bowman, one of the faces of Michigans right-to-work movement, will officially kick off Monday his Republican campaign for a congressional seat that has long been represented by the stanchest ally of unions and auto companies. Bowman, a conservative UAW worker who successfully fought to outlaw paying union dues as a condition of employment, said Saturday he wants to succeed U.S.