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2012 Election Round Up (Mid-Michigan Edition)

by: JPowers155

Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 15:40:18 PM EST

There will likely be a lot of arm-chair quarterbacking and posts about the data over the next few weeks from people far more qualified than I so pay attention to those folks. If you're looking for a "quick and dirty" summary of election results here in Mid-Michigan with a dose of snark... read on.

Michigan State University Trustees (aka "Cow College"):  Looks like Republican Melanie Foster and Democrat Joel Ferguson will be returning to rule over our land grant university. Not quite all of the results are in so this isn't official-official but it's pretty likely that MSU will have the status quo.

UPDATE: MLive is calling it for Ferguson and Mosallem (another Dem). 

54A District Court: Hugh Clarke, Jr. ran unopposed after a pretty contentious process to get him on the bench in the first place. 

54B District Court:  For the first time in my life, I didn't vote for Mark Meadows. I cast my ballot for Andrea Larkin and she won. (Clearly, there's a connection.) I like and respect Mark but Andrea ran the better campaign. I think after so many years of winning everything (City Council, Mayor, the House) with 70%+ of the vote, he just didn't put much into the race. So maybe people I know were SHOCKED by this outcome.   

 

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Domestic and Foreign Policy/Oil and Gas Exploration

by: michelle2005

Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 12:17:11 PM EDT

Let me enumerate the McCain policy offerings:  Here's the problem when you advocate less government except for defense, oil and gas exploration and to "shake things up in Washington."  

 

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LEE GONZALES CONVENTION BLOG 8/29/08

by: terrybankert

Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 06:06:23 AM EDT

Title: Speaking About Our Nation's Promise!

While speaking in new venues, Barack Obama laid out his vision about how the U.S.A. should work. Obama was impressive in describing America's promise, and saying, "this race is not about me, it's about you (the American people)."

The speech was inspiring and intimate and at one point he stated, "I really am one of you." As he boldly attacked the status quo, he was thorough and he filled his remarks with detail. Obama said what America thirsts for is a new politics for a new time.

Barack Obama's speech was crystal clear and resonated as an insistent summons to move forward as we face a turning point in our nation's history.

Knocking it out of the ball park at Invesco Field in Denver, Obama delivered a hit heard around the world! He addressed it all, from pocketbook issues and the American Dream to national security and the need to improve our standing in world affairs. It was an electrifying event with 85,000 people in attendance. What a great experience I have had as a first-time convention delegate!

Wow! Democrats have reached the unity phase. We are organized, energized and mobilized. It is all about our nation's promise

Lee Gonzales
8/29/08
http://leegonzales.blogspot.com/
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Lee Gonzales is a State Representative 49th District Flint/Genesee Michigan USA, Democrat
http://049.housedems.com/
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Do Over Ad Nauseam

by: TomChoske

Fri Mar 28, 2008 at 13:43:34 PM EDT

In a taping of OTR (and, apparently in a not-so-candid conversation with a Detroit Free Press reporter), Former Governor Jim Blanchard equated the current primary debacle in Michigan and Flroida to a 'McCain Victory'. The article can be found here:
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080328/NEWS06/80328018

Despite being biased to the Clinton side of the potential options facing Michigan, Florida, and the DNC, Blanchard does make a point: if we can't get our act together to decide on who we want for President, how will we ever be able to get an effective campaign on in the generals? The candidate will have to bear a heavy burden from these primary scars, and the GOP is ready to go with their golden boy and his requisite arch-conservative running mate.

How did we get here? I think because of a front-loaded political calendar that is almost unprecdented in our history. This should stand as an example of an election cycle gone awry. Bill Nelson, PLEASE help us get out of this mess by standing up for REAL reform!

What can we do? My vote is a 50/50 split. Simple, cost-effective. Hey, maybe we can do a 51/49 for Clinton to 'preserve' her victory. I don't care.

As someone who is running for a delegate seat, I beg the DNC, MDP, and both candidates' campaigns to her me: I don't want to be disenfranchised, nor do I want to hand McCain a victory. This issue needs to be decided by the populace and not the supers. Give us a chance, however small it may be, to have our voices heard, and bring respect back to a party that will desprately need it come August.
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Genesee County Democratic Party Endorses Dayne Walling for Mayor of Flint

by: craigf

Mon Sep 24, 2007 at 14:55:54 PM EDT

Today Dayne Walling received the endorsement of the Genesee County Democratic Party (GCDP). The announcement was made by GCDP chairman Ron Duncan. "Dayne shares the Democratic Party's ideals of strong communities, inclusiveness, and working for the future. Because of this, the Genesee County Democratic Party unanimously endorses Dayne Walling" said Duncan.

You can read The Flint Journal's coverage of the press conference here:  http://blog.mlive.co...

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