Michigan 2014 election

12:09 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

WMU Professor Paul Clements to run for Congress

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Clements will seek Democratic nomination in the district currently represented by Republican Fred Upton
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI â€" A Western Michigan University political science professor hopes to trade academia for the campaign stump. Paul Clements is seeking the Democratic nomination for Michigan's 6th District in 2014. Clements told MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette he has registered with the Federal Election Commission, formed a committee and is currently fundraising for the 2014 congressional race.
9:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Democrat Mike O'Brien won't run for Congress again in 2014

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O'Brien's former campaign manager says there won't be a rematch in 2014 after he gave Republican Fred Upton one of his closest races in 2012.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"Mike O'Brien will not be running for Congress this cycle," said Keith Rosendahl in an email. "He has his eye on 2016." In the 2012 election, the former Marine, organic farmer and business developer won 42.7 percent of the vote in Michigan's 6th District, compared with Upton's 54.5 percent.
7:55 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Expensive battle expected for Senate in Michigan

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Senator Carl Levin's retirement could make state pivotal in determining which party controls U.S. Senate
Washington - The retirement of Michigan's longest-serving senator sets the stage for tens of millions of dollars in campaign spending to flood into the state in 2014 as Republicans see a chance to grab a Democratic seat they haven't held in 35 years. As U.S. Sen.
Levin retirement
10:12 am
Fri March 8, 2013

What's next in Michigan politics after Levin's retirement

Senator Carl Levin
Credit U.S. Senate website

U.S. Senator Carl Levin's decision not to seek re-election next year means a wide-open field in next year's election. Western Michigan University Political Science Professor John Clark discusses the political landscape with WMUK's Gordon Evans. 

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Levin to retire
7:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Senior U.S. Senator Carl Levin won't seek re-election next year

Senator Carl Levin
Credit U.S. Senate website

U.S Senator Carl Levin says he won't run for re-election next year. The Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1978. 

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