Politics

7:22 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Poll Shows Amash With Big Lead Over Primary Challenger

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Republican incumbent has a lead of nearly two to one over Brian Ellis. Poll also finds that 35% are undecided
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash holds a wide lead over challenger Brian Ellis in a recent poll, providing a glimpse into the Third District just two months before the candidates compete. A poll from Lansing-based Practical Political Consulting shows Amash, R-Cascade Township, with 42 percent and Ellis with 23 percent - almost a two to one lead.
Election 2014
8:32 am
Mon June 2, 2014

WSW: State House Republican Candidate John Bizon

John Bizon
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WestSouthwest with John Bizon

John Bizon is a doctor and recently served as president of the Michigan State Medical Society. 

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Election 2014
8:26 am
Mon June 2, 2014

WSW: State House Democratic Candidate Dave Buskirk

Dave Buskirk
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WestSouthwest with Dave Buskirk

Dave Buskirk has served for 20 years on the Kalamazoo County Commission. He's been chairman and vice chairman of the board at various times. 

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6:27 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Business Groups Weigh Options in West Michigan Congressional Primary

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Some business leaders are backing Congressman Justin Amash's primary opponent Brian Ellis
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of west Michigan is a libertarian darling who at age 34 mingles social media savvy with old-school constitutionalism: He has been called the intellectual heir to Ron Paul and is mentioned as a possible running mate to tea party presidential prospects.
7:36 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Poll Shows Drop in Support for Same-Sex Marriage in Michigan

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Pollster says it's too early to say it poll represents a change in the trend in support of same-sex marriage
The poll, done May 17-20 exclusively for the Free Press, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and our statewide media polling partners by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, found that if a vote on allowing same-sex marriage were held today, 47% would vote yes and 46% would vote no. The remaining 7% were either undecided or refused to say.

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