Politics

9:23 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Detroit Attorney to Seek Democratic Nomination for Attorney General

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Mark Totten of Kalamazoo is also running for right to challenge Republican incumbent Bill Schuette
LANSING - A second Democrat stepped forward Thursday seeking the nomination to challenge Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in the Nov. 4 election. Detroit attorney Godfrey Dillard announced his candidacy.
11:23 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Launches Re-Election Campaign

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Democrats have to announce a challenger for Republican Secretary of State
LANSING - Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is kicking off her campaign for a second four-year term with a series of events around the state today. Johnson plans to visit Waterford Township this morning, Lansing at noon and Holland tonight, said campaign spokesman Nick DeLeeuw.
8:33 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Petition Signatures for Candidates Get Closer Scrutiny

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Tuesday is deadline to file signatures to get on August primary ballot
LANSING - As candidates clamor to gather signatures to ensure their place on the ballot, they're scrutinizing their petitions a little bit closer. And so are officials with the secretary of state, who want to make sure a repeat of 2012's petition scandal of the century isn't repeated.
8:30 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Some Challengers Raising More Money Than Michigan Incumbents

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Brian Ellis, challenging Congressman Justin Amash in Republican primary has raised more money, most of it from his own bank account
Good Sunday morning and happy Easter. It was a busy week, with taxes and campaign finance reports being due. By next week, we will know who will be on the primary ballot come August. Exciting times. Five interesting facts from CFR Campaign finance reports were due Tuesday, and everyone running for either chamber of Congress has to file.
12:47 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Survey Shows Snyder's Approval Rating at Highest Levels in Three Years

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Michigan State survey shows Governor's approval rating is better than Jennifer Granholm's when she won re-election in 2006
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders approval rating among likely voters inched up this winter to the highest level since after he took office in early 2011, according to Michigan State Universitys latest State of the State Survey released Friday.

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