2014 election

7:26 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Snyder to "officially" launch re-election bid next week

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Governor has stops planned around state, including Grand Rapids, on Monday
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is running for re-election. It's been apparent for months, but the first-term Republican will make it official next week at a series of stops around the state. A draft advisory obtained by MLive indicates that the governor will make appearances in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids on Monday.
Campaign finance
12:40 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Totten reports "record-setting" fundraising for Attorney General

Mark Totten
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Kalamazoo School Board member Mark Totten says his campaign for Attorney General raised over $170,000 in 2013. 

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2:18 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Democratic Governor's Association begins running ads for Schauer

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Statewide buy of just over $1-million through February 17th
LANSING - The Democratic Governors Association began running TV ads Tuesday to boost the candidacy of Mark Schauer, the expected Democratic nominee to challenge Gov. Rick Snyder. Titled "The Difference," the 30-second spot highlights Schauer's background as the son of a nurse and a teacher who worked on early childhood education while with a nonprofit in Battle Creek and "fought for lower interest ratest on student loans" as a congressman.
6:43 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Snyder raises $5-million for all but announced re-election bid

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Democratic candidate Mark Schauer plans to seek public financing has more than $1-million cash on hand
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders campaign is reporting it raised more than $5 million in contributions during 2013 and starts the year with $4 million available toward the November election. In a preliminary release of contribution figures Monday, the Rick Snyder for Michigan Campaign said its annual statement will list no personal contributions from Snyder or his wife and no political action committee money, said Snyder political adviser Kyle Robertson.
4:40 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Groups hope to raise Michigan's minimum wage through ballot proposal

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Michigan's minimum wage was increased to $7.40 in 2008. Federal minimum wage is $7.25
LANSING - A coalition of labor and civil rights groups have formed a committee that could push for a ballot proposal to raise Michigan's minimum wage. The organizations on Monday said they were going to submit paperwork to the Michigan Secretary of State to form a ballot proposal committee.