U.S. Senate

SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Charges against anti-pipeline protester dropped

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Kalamazoo activist Christopher Wahmhoff faces one less hurdle in his campaign for U.S. Senate. He no longer faces charges related to his protest against a new oil pipeline last year. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that a Calhoun County circuit judge has dismissed charges of trespassing and resisting police.

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SW Michigan
3:36 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Republican decides against U.S. Senate bid

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Another potential Republican candidate has bowed out of next year's U.S. Senate race in Michigan.

The Gongwer News Service says Oakland County District Judge Kimberly Small has decided not to enter the race for the seat now held by retiring Democrat Carl Levin. That leaves former Michigan secretary of state Terri Lynn Land as the only announced GOP candidate.

Two other Republicans, including Congressman Justin Amash of Grand Rapids, are still thinking about running.

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7:55 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Expensive battle expected for Senate in Michigan

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Senator Carl Levin's retirement could make state pivotal in determining which party controls U.S. Senate
Washington - The retirement of Michigan's longest-serving senator sets the stage for tens of millions of dollars in campaign spending to flood into the state in 2014 as Republicans see a chance to grab a Democratic seat they haven't held in 35 years. As U.S. Sen.