Politics

"WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign chairman called Saturday for a Democratic debate in Flint to draw attention to the water crisis there." (Detroit Free Press)

Matt Sedensky, The Associated Press

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the bottom line on Flint is “It never should have happened.” He says now it’s important to help families in that city. 


"LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder's popularity and job approval numbers have plummeted as a result of the Flint drinking water catastrophe, with 69% of those surveyed saying the Republican governor has handled the crisis poorly." (Detroit Free Press)

"Lansing — Former state House Speaker Jase Bolger may be eyeing a return to state politics. The Marshall Republican last week filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office to create the “Jase Bolger for Michigan” campaign committee. But he did not indicate which office he will seek, listing only “TBD” or “to be determined” on the registration form." (The Detroit News)

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Last year Governor Rick Snyder delivered his State of the State Address fresh off a re-election victory, and was being urged to run for President. Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom says a year later no one would suggest Snyder consider running for national office. 


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