Politics

6:14 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Iden Wins Republican Nomination in 61st State House District

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Margaret O'Brien did not seek re-election to House so she could run for state Senate
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Kalamazoo County Commissioner Brandt Iden has defeated fellow commissioner Phil Stinchomb in a bid for the Republican nomination for the 61st state House District. Iden captured 55 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results. He will face Democrat John Fisher and Libertarian Michael Stampfler in November.
6:07 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Amash Wins Congressional Primary

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Challenger Brian Ellis had support of conservative groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and Right to Life of Michigan
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash went into today's primary expected to survive a challenge from businessman Brian Ellis in a west Michigan district that, if nothing else, showed just how unpopular Amash is among some powerful elements of the mainstream Republican Party.
6:04 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Hoadley Wins Democratic Primary in 60th House District

Lead in text: 
Kalamazoo County Commissioner Dave Buskirk and Kalamazoo Township Trustee Pamela Brown Goodacre also sought party nomination
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Jon Hoadley had a clear message for his supporters Tuesday night after declaring victory in his bid for the Democratic nomination to represent the 60 th state House District. "Job well done," Hoadley, 30, said while a crowd of supporters at Mangia Mangia in Kalamazoo cheered his name.
6:11 am
Tue August 5, 2014

It's Primary Day

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Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. throughout state
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo-area Republicans and Democrats are picking state and local candidates for the November ballot in today's primary election. Voters also are deciding on a number of county, school and township tax requests, as well as Proposal 1, a statewide request to phase out the personal property tax on commercial property and implement a mechanism for replacing the revenue stream to local governments.
7:24 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Many Races to be Decided in Primary

Lead in text: 
District lines leave few competitive races in November's general election
Lansing Following record campaign spending and the usual amount of mud-slinging, Tuesdays primary election is expected to decide most of the makeup of Michigans 98th Legislature and congressional delegation. The Nov. 4 general election is the final decider, but its a technicality in most state House, state Senate and congressional races.

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