Election 2014

Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 21, 2014

WSW: Politcal Spying, Bumbling and Fundraising

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WestSouthwest with Zach Gorchow


Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says it's typical for politicians to spy on each other. But he's never seen one side as clumsy at it as the Republicans have been this year. 

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Campaign Finance
6:37 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Outside Money Dominates State Campaigns

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Money spent by outside groups is paying for most of the political television advertising seen so far. 

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6:30 am
Fri July 18, 2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Challenger Ellis Over Incumbent Amash in Republican Primary

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Michigan Chamber and Right to Life of Michigan have also endorsed Ellis
WASHINGTON - Businessman Brian Ellis - who is challenging U.S. Rep. Justin Amash in a west Michigan congressional district in the Aug. 5 Republican primary - picked up another big endorsement today: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Free Press often does not report endorsements but Ellis has picked up an impressive string of backers from well-known conservative-leaning groups recently.
6:25 am
Fri July 18, 2014

New Poll Shows Tighter Race for Governor, Peters Increasing Lead Over Land for Senate

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Standing of both Democrats has improved since surveys of the races in May
A new statewide poll from EPIC-MRA shows Republican Gov. Rick Snyder now leading Democratic challenger Mark Schauer 46%-43%, compared to 47%-38% in May. In the race for Michigan's open U.S. Senate seat, the poll shows U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, leading former Michigan Secretary of State Republican Terri Lynn Land, by 9 points, 45%-36%.
8:33 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Upton Raises $2.4-Million for Campaign

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Democrat Paul Clements has brought in a little less than $500,000. Republican challenger Jim Bussler has raised in just under $5,000
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - With less than a month to go before the Republican primary, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has raised $2.446 million to campaign for Michigan's 6th District, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.