Politics

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.
6:22 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Republicans Use Spy Glasses to Get Video of Schauer Fundraiser

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Democrat's campaign calls it a "dirty trick." Republicans say practice is common for both parties
Detroit For the third time this year, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is accusing Republicans of attempting to spy on his campaign. But this time, the suspected political subterfuge involves a high-tech hidden camera and a video memory disk that fell into the hands of Democrats. And Republicans are defending their campaign snooping.
6:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Candidates Use Own Money to Boost Fundraising Totals

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Third Congressional District challenger Brian Ellis is among those who have made substantial loans to his own campaign
LANSING, MI - The candidates who top the amount of money in contributions are also those who put significant amounts of their own money into their bids. That's according to campaign finance reports were due for federal elections late Tuesday. In several top Republican primaries, there were several candidates who donated large amounts of money to their election bids.

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