Election 2014

8:50 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

National Poll Indicates Tighter Race for Governor, but Other Surveys Show Snyder Holding Lead

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Various political websites have the Michigan governor's race as "Leans Republican" or "Toss up"
LANSING, MI -- A new national poll shows the gap between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and challenger former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer may be closing. The poll, conducted for NBC News, shows that, if the election were held today, 46 percent of registered voters would back Snyder, while 44 percent would vote for Schauer.
8:45 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

New Poll Shows Amash Maintaining Lead over Ellis in Congressional Primary

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Survey by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National similar to other independent polls of race
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - With three weeks to go before the August primary, challenger Brian Ellis faces an upward battle against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, should new poll numbers verify. The poll, conducted by Grand Rapids-based Strategic National, shows 47 percent of likely primary voters would choose Amash, while about 24 percent would back Ellis - a 23 point lead.
8:38 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Public Can Meet Candidates at Kalamazoo Gazette This Week

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Candidates in contested primaries have been invited
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Gazette is hosting primary candidates for county and state races during meet the candidates night events on Wednesday and Thursday. The event for candidates seeking state office will be held at the Kalamazoo Gazette hub, 306 S. Kalamazoo Mall, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
6:52 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Decision Coming Soon on Michigan Wolf Hunt Vote

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Complex political process involved in whether wolves will be hunted
Within two weeks, state election officials are expected to act on a petition that could allow lawmakers to ignore efforts by voters to weigh in on Michigan's second managed wolf hunt. Lawmakers, on vacation and running for re-election, would have to return to Lansing within 40 days of the approval by the state Board of Canvassers.
6:37 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Former Congressman Hoekstra Backs Challenger Ellis over Incumbent Amash in Republican Primary

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Ellis has backing of Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Right to Life of Michigan in his bid to defeat Amash in Republican primary
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has said he'll back U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's opponent in the upcoming August primary. Hoekstra is endorsing local businessman Brian Ellis in the Third District race.

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