Pence Stumps For Trump In Grand Rapids

Jul 29, 2016
Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Grand Rapids) During his speech at the Republican National Convention, Governor Pence joked that most people probably don’t know him. He tried to change that Friday during his first speech in Michigan since he was announced as Trump’s running mate. 

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Craig Mauger says a limited number of competitive races for state House are attracting large sums of money. 

Courtesy of Mary Whiteford

State Representative Mary Whiteford has been representing most of Allegan County since she won a special election in March. The Republican, now faces a challenge in next week’s primary for the 80th state House District. 

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One state House district in Kalamazoo County does not have an incumbent running for re-election this year. But there are five primary candidates, three Republicans and two Democrats, on the ballot in the 66th district Tuesday. The district includes all of  Van Buren County and the city of Parchment along with Alamo and Cooper Townships in Kalamazoo County. 

Wisconsin Public Radio

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has taken the first step to appeal a court decision that lifted the state’s ban on voters using the straight-ticket option to vote for an entire party’s slate of candidates on the November ballot.