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Today in campaign news: On the tube

by: ScottyUrb

Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 21:12:14 PM EDT

First and foremost, I hope all of you affected by the flooding are okay. It appears lots of folks throughout the metro Detroit area were affected in one way or another. I can't imagine what you all are going through. We actually had a small tornado come through last month, but all that happened here was a loss of power. On a totally different note, can I just point out how cruel the Grim Reaper is for taking both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall in about 24 hours of each other? Okay, back to campaign stuff.

*--The Schauer campaignDGA, and Michigan Nurses Association all have new ads.

*--Meanwhile, the Koch Brothers' ads have been put on hold for the time being. On the other hand, "Ending Spending" and the NRSC are ramping up their ad buys. It appears that they realize that the Koch brothers have a bad name here in Michigan.

*--Retired Justice Marilyn Kelly looks to be running for Wayne State Board of Governors, according to MIRS. Nominees for those posts will be decided at the convention next weekend.

*--Bill Schuette has $1.9 million in the bank to Mark Totten's $150,000. No word on if any of that was raised at a funeral. Either way, Schuette's going to need it - he'll struggle to get young people to support an anti-equality AG.

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While Totten is trailing Schuette in the AG race, I really hope the Democratic Party, as well as the unions and supporting organizations, do not try to pour resources into this race to make up the difference.

In my opinion, I think Totten could be competitive (especially with the marriage equality case happening), but I think it's Schuette's race to win.

We need to pour every available resource into the Governor's race. This includes the competitive most of the competitive house and all of the competitive senate races. We most likely will not get the majority in the house and certainly won't in the Senate. However, if we pour all the available money we have into Schauer's race, he could pull it out. Leave the competitive races up to the candidates and focus solely on the Governor so that we don't have 4 more years of an all-Republican government. Who knows what craziness they will pass if there is no one there to veto it. (Possibly a proportional system of electoral votes)?

Of course
They could always do proportional (or worse, by congressional district) EVs in a lame-duck session.

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And of course
Include an appropriation so it couldn't be referendummed and it would positively be in effect for the '16 election.

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