Election 2014

7:12 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Peters Calls for Debates in Senate Race, Shares Stage With Empty Chair

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No debates are scheduled in U.S. Senate race
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - There was no debate Monday night for the U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Gary Peters stood next to an empty chair representing his Republican opponent, former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land. "This is not the ideal format," Peters told a crowd of 34 supporters at Grand Valley State University.
6:37 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Republicans Lead Democrats in Fundraising for November Election

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Democrats relying largely on contributions from labor unions
LANSING - Members of western Michigan's DeVos family donated nearly $1 million to the Michigan Republican Party in the latest reporting period, bringing the total amount the family has donated to the party for this election cycle to about $1.4 million, newly filed campaign finance reports show.
1:49 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

McCann Leads Fundraising in 20th Senate Race

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McCann reported raising $43,170 while Republican Margaret O'Brien brought in $15,431 while Libertarian Lorence Wenke says he raised less than $1,000.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Democratic state Rep. Sean McCann more than doubled the fundraising total of his next closest opponent during the latest election cycle in his run for the 20th Senate District seat. McCann, D-Kalamazoo, is one of three candidates seeking to replace incumbent Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Antwerp Township, as she runs for the newly formed 26th Senate District.
6:19 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Republican Incumbents Lead Fundraising in Attorney General, Secretary of State Races

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Attorney General Bill Schuette holds large cash advantage over Democratic challenger Mark Totten of Kalamazoo
Lansing Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has out-raised his Democratic opponent 12-to-1 and entered the fall election season with four times as much money on hand, state campaign finance disclosure filings indicate.
7:39 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Ballot Language Approved, But Wolf Hunt Probably Won't Happen This Year

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But hunts are likely to resume in future years
LANSING - Opponents of a wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula can claim a small victory in the battle over whether hunters should be allowed to kill the gray wolves. There probably won't be a wolf hunt this year.