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The phony Pope can be recognized by his high-top sneakers and incredibly foul mouth

by: Eric B.

Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 08:57:03 AM EDT


Well, now this is exciting.

Lansing— A Commerce Township man who calls President Barack Obama a “tyrant” and questions his citizenship is seeking the Democratic nomination for a state House district after initially filling out paperwork declaring himself a Republican.

Michael Saari’s sworn affidavit shows he wrote “Republican” for his party affiliation when he filed April 14 for the 39th House District at the Oakland County clerk’s office.

But Saari returned a week later — a day before Tuesday’s filing deadline — and scratched out “Republican” and wrote in “Democrat” on the form, county elections director Joe Rozell said.

Submitted without comment.

Eric B. :: The phony Pope can be recognized by his high-top sneakers and incredibly foul mouth
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I'm assuming this is a pretty safe Republican district, huh?  He likely can't win in either primary, but thinks running on the Democrat's line might be easier than to contest the GOP primary with an incumbent.

Not all that safe--Kesto only beat Jackson 53-47 last time (4.00 / 1)
And it was Lisa Brown's before redisticting took her out of the district.  Speaking of which, I'm surprised Pam Jackson didn't make another run for it.

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

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Well ... (4.00 / 1)
It was Lisa Brown's before the Rep gerrymander split West Bloomfield between the 39th and 40th. Per DKos, Obama received 48% there in '12, and Stabenow got 54%. It's another one of those House seats that looks just out of reach for a Dem unless there's a true Dem wave.

Having said that, I think the Dems should run a serious candidate there to keep the Reps on their toes.


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Well, then (4.00 / 1)
This sounds like it could be a fun one.  It seems that since the filing deadline, we're hearing of a lot of seemingly little things that could put into play house and senate districts that either weren't in play, or tilted GOP.

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Most of the district is inside MI-11 (0.00 / 0)
Maybe Saari could campaign with Bill Roberts so that both of the fake Democrats could be together.

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!


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