Michigan 2014 election

6:38 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

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

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Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1978. Levin's departure comes as Democrats try to find a candidate to challenge Rick Snyder for governor in 2014.
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who has been a force for progressivism in the Senate since 1979 and made his mark in recent years as chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee, will not run for re-election next year, likely setting off a political avalanche of interest in the seat.
Michigan 2014 election
7:19 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Democrats seek candidate for governor, could Schauer be answer?

Mark Schauer - file photo
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Former Congressman Mark Schauer says he hasn’t decided if he will run for governor next year. The Battle Creek Democrat also served in the state House and Senate for a total of 12 years. He has become the subject of intense speculation since Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced that she will not run for governor in 2014. 

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12:51 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer will not run for governor next year

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Former Congressman and state lawmaker Mark Schauer of Battle Creek is among the Democrats who have said they may run for governor in 2014.
LANSING, MI -- Michigan Democrats say they are discouraged that Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer of East Lansing will not run for governor in 2014, but they believe they still have a good opportunity to challenge Gov. Rick Snyder. "I'm disappointed," said Sen. Bert Johnson of Detroit. "It's not just her personality.
7:45 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Snyder leaning toward seeking a second term

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Governor says he hasn't finished some of the things he started
The day after his third State of the State address, Gov. Rick Snyder contemplated his political future. He's up for re-election in 2014 and is starting the process of deciding whether to take the plunge. In an interview with the Free Press Editorial Board Thursday, he said he's leaning toward running for a second term.