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  • Dead heat for Romney and Obama in latest Michigan poll

    11/05/2012 7:40:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Who are you most likely to vote for in the Presidential election - Democratic President Barack Obama, or Republican Nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, another candidate, or are you undecided? Republican Nominee Mitt Romney 46.86% President Barack Obama 46.24% Another candidate 4.94% Undecided 1.96%
  • Michigan: Consensus for Nancy Cassis as Write-In

    06/07/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 7, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    That was fast. Top Michigan Republicans decided to support former state Sen. Nancy Cassis (R) as their consensus write-in candidate for the 11th district GOP ballot. A cadre of top local GOP leaders met again this morning to discuss potential candidates and settled on Cassis out of a handful of write-in hopefuls who expressed interest. The decision follows a hectic couple of days for the local GOP since Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) dropped his own write-in bid Saturday after failing to make the Aug. 7 primary ballot. There’s one Republican on the primary ballot, reindeer rancher Kerry Bentivolio, but GOP...
  • Last 4 Rebuild America Defeat Obama Rallies in Michigan!

    11/03/2012 10:28:08 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 3 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-3-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
      Join us at one of our last Down-To-The-Wire Rallies here: MONDAY November 5th, 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM Campaign Office of Jeff Osterle for State House 2495 Cedar Park Dr. 14B Holt, MI 48842 MONDAY November 5th, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Marsh Ridge Golf Course & Resort Bergen Room 4815 Old US Hwy 27 S Gaylord, MI 49735 SUNDAY, November 4th, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Troy Community Center Rm. 402 3179 Livernois Troy, MI 48083 SUNDAY, , November 4th, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Calhoun County Victory Center Columbia Plaza 90 S 20th St. Battle Creek,...
  • Obama Is In The Midst Of A Free-Fall Collapse In Michigan

    10/31/2012 7:27:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/31/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama has seen a once-steady lead in Michigan decline to just 2 points in a recent poll, and Michigan has been thrown into "toss-up" status in the election's final week. The poll, from The Detroit News, finds Obama leading Republican rival Mitt Romney, 47.7 percent to 45 percent. That's the second poll in a week that has shown an increasingly tight race in the state, including a Foster McCollum White Baydoun poll that showed the race virtually tied. And it comes as a pro-Romney super PAC, American Crossroads, includes Michigan in its $50 million, final-week ad buy. Intriguingly,...
  • Laura Bush campaigns for Romney/Ryan in Michigan

    Laura Bush campaigned for Romney/Ryan in Livonia, MI on 10/28/12. What a charming, intelligent, funny woman she is. I sure miss her as First Lady. Video only. By the way, all of Mitt's recent speeches are on this site. Enjoy! http://www.rightspeak.net/2012/10/laura-bush-campaigns-for-romneyryan-in.html
  • Survey: Obama has slim 3-point lead in Michigan as Romney gains support

    10/30/2012 8:16:35 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 33 replies
    WDIV Local 4 / Detroit News ^ | October 30, 2012 | Marisa Schultz and Kim Kozlowski
    Survey: Obama has slim 3-point lead in Michigan as Romney gains support Survey results show President Obama maintains support in Michigan as Mitt Romney gains support among male voters Author: Mara MacDonald, Local 4 Reporter Published On: Oct 30 2012 10:39:05 PM EDT Updated On: Oct 30 2012 10:56:50 PM EDT Obama's lead in Michigan cut to 3 points DETROIT - Voting-for According to the results of a political survey commissioned by the Detroit News and WDIV Local 4, Michigan is a three-point race with President Obama in the lead. Obama has less than 50 percent of the vote in...
  • Grand Rapids Press endorsement:Mitt Romney's experience & leadership can rebuild America's economy

    10/27/2012 10:49:29 AM PDT · by Snuph · 8 replies
    mlive ^ | October 24, 2012 | Dave Murray
    Few Americans will forget that electric moment when Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park on the night he was elected president. We were a war-weary country jolted by an economic plunge and looked to the man promising hope and change and assuring us that, yes, we could. We were inspired. Four years later, do you feel the same way? It was unrealistic to believe President Obama could meet the lofty expectations created by candidate Obama. No one will dispute that he inherited remarkable challenges. But four years later, we need to be further along. And we don’t...
  • Detroit News: Thanks for those auto bailouts, but… we pick Mitt

    10/25/2012 1:16:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    President Obama has lately been trying to make hay over Mitt Romney's now-infamous "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" 2008 article, mischaracterizing it as the callous approach of a cold-hearted let-them-eat-cake capitalist that contrasts sharply with his own oh-so-munificent taxpayer-funded bailout plan. To hear the president tell it, Romney's plan would've been a disastrous failure while his own has been a resounding success and proof of the soundness of his economic policies --- but I have a feeling his recent revisits to the issue may have something to do with the possibility that Michigan may turn out to be a little bit...
  • Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney

    10/25/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney By Keith Laing - 10/25/12 10:38 AM ET The Detroit News is thanking President Obama for his administration's $80 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry, but the self-proclaimed conservative newspaper is endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for president. In an editorial published Thursday, the paper said it was not a "no-brainer" to endorse Romney over Obama after the loans that were given to General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 and 2009. But the newspaper said the former Massachusetts governor would be a better fit for the White House in 2012. "Don't...
  • Editorial: Mitt Romney for President [Detriot News]

    10/25/2012 6:27:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
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  • Michigan Poll: Obama and Romney in dead heat (47-47)

    10/24/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    My Fox Detriot ^ | 10/24/12 | My fox detriot
    Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 General election voters for Fox 2 News Detroit to determine their voting and issue preferences for the presidential election. An initial qualifying statement was read to respondents asking them to participate only if they were very likely to vote in the November General Election. Thirty five thousand (35,000) calls were...
  • Obama has slight edge over Romney in Michigan poll (O 44.5 R 40.5 - Undecided 13.5)

    10/18/2012 5:30:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
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  • Big News in Michigan - TODAY!

    10/08/2012 7:18:54 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 42 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 10/08/2012 | Joe Wierzbicki
    BIG NEWS FOR TONIGHT:CARAVAN LED BY CAMPAIGN BUSES WILL LEAD HUNDREDS FROM BRIGHTON RALLY TO ROCHESTER HILLS PAUL RYAN RALLY Today will be a huge day for supporters of the Romney/Ryan ticket in southeastern Michigan. Tonight at 5:00 PM supporters will gather at Brighton's Millpond Park for a "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" rally featuring speeches and patriotic musical performances. (Website:  www.RebuildAmericaTour.org) Then around 6:30 PM supporters will caravan to Rochester Hills for rally featuring Congressman Paul Ryan and musical legend, Kid Rock.  The caravan will be led by the two "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" buses that feature...
  • Kid Rock introduces Paul Ryan: 'Sorry' Obama 'didn’t do a better job'

    10/09/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | - 10/09/12 09:22 AM ET | Adele Hampton
    Kid Rock said Monday he's proud the nation elected its first black president, but is sorry Barack Obama didn't do a better job. "I also want to be real clear that I am very proud to say that we had elected our first black president," Rock said during an introduction for GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Michigan on Monday. "I’m sorry — I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job. "I really wish he would have. I do," continued Rock, one of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's highest-profile celebrity endorsers. "But the facts are the facts and we...
  • More polls: Romney now within three points in Michigan, two in Pennsylvania

    10/08/2012 10:11:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/8/12
    Obama’s 10 percentage point lead (47%-37%) in a poll conducted last month by EPIC-MRA of Lansing dropped to 3 points (48% to 45%), according to the poll of 600 likely voters conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing. The gap between Romney and Obama was within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points… “Romney has come back like gangbusters,” said EPIC-MRA President Bernie Porn. “Whether or not it’s long-lasting, only time will tell, but probably the remaining debates will be key.” Conducted in the three days following the Wednesday debate, the poll showed more than five times...
  • Ryan cuts off Michigan reporter grilling him on gun violence, tax cuts

    10/08/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 8, 2012 | Joy Lin
    ROCHESTER, Mich. - Paul Ryan abruptly ended an interview with an ABC affiliate in Flint after the reporter tried to grill the vice presidential candidate on gun violence and tax cuts. "Does the country have a gun problem?" WJRT's Terry Camp asked in a one-on-one interview. "This country has a crime problem," Ryan responded. After the anchor pressed him on whether he thinks the country has a "gun problem," the self-described deer hunter elaborated, "If you take a look at the gun laws we have, I don't even think President Obama is proposing more gun laws. We have good, strong...
  • Paul Ryan Ends Interview Early After "Strange" Question

    10/08/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 81 replies
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan walked out of an interview with Detroit's ABC News affiliate after the local news anchor attempted to "stuff words" in his mouth. Ryan was answering a series of questions about violence, guns and gun control laws. Ryan, addressing gun violence, said the best thing to do is to "help teach people good discipline [and good character. Local anchor Terry Camp asked Ryan if he could do all of that "by cutting taxes" which caused him to get up and end the interview.
  • Kid Rock to introduce Congressman Paul Ryan at Oakland University (GOP Victory Rally)

    10/08/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    MILive ^ | October 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    A week after saying he would "probably" vote for the GOP ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the choice for Detroit rocker Kid Rock seems pretty clear. A press release today said Kid Rock will "appear and introduce" Congressman Ryan at a rally Monday night at Oakland University’s Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester. The rally begins at 7 p.m. An Associated Press story today said ticket can be obtained online or picked up at campaign offices today and Monday in Royal Oak, Lake Orion, Bloomfield Hills and Utica. The rally is being called a "Victory Rally with Paul Ryan...
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Romney narrows gap on Obama in Michigan

    10/08/2012 3:41:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | October 8, 2012 | Chuck Stokes
    Once again, the campaign for US President is a horse race in the battleground state of Michigan! The momentum has now shifted to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney because of his winning performance in the first of three scheduled debates against President Barack Obama. In September, the momentum was behind the President after he received a big boost from the Democratic National Convention. In a new and exclusive poll for WXYZ, the Detroit Free Press, and our statewide media partners, 48 percent say they would vote for Democrat Obama if the election were held today. Forty-five percent of the 600...
  • Kid Rock to appear at Paul Ryan campaign rally

    10/08/2012 10:55:40 AM PDT · by Justaham · 34 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Judy Kurtz
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a professed heavy metal fan, but he’ll be getting a little help on the campaign trail from a musician known more these days for his guitar-heavy rock tunes than his headbanging prowess. Michigan native Kid Rock will appear and introduce the Wisconsin congressman at a Monday rally in the rocker’s home state, according to the local news site mlive.com.
  • Help Repeal Handgun Registration in Michigan

    10/04/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | October 3, 2012 | NA
    Contact Your State Senator TodayHouse Bill 5225, legislation that would eliminate the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements, is currently stalled in the Michigan Senate. The reason for this delay stems from opposition by the Michigan State Police, as well as Governor Rick Snyder’s office, asking Senate leadership to "hold" HB 5225. The Michigan State Police, never friendly to pro-gun reforms, including the current state Right-to-Carry law, has even proposed a number of crippling amendments to HB 5225 that would perpetuate Michigan’s antiquated registration system in the event that they are unable to stop its passage.The Michigan State Police (MSP)...
  • Hoekstra says he'll catch Stabenow as voters focus

    09/27/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    AP via Times Union ^ | September 27, 2012 | JOHN FLESHER
    ELK RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra couldn't have asked for a friendlier audience than the workers of Traverse Bay Manufacturing Inc., who are fighting mad over what they consider unfair competition — not from China or India, but from their own government. [Snip] "We're the underdog, we're behind," Hoekstra said in an interview after his factory visit in the Lake Michigan town of Elk Rapids. "It's been a very sleepy race ... pretty much been frozen in place for the last eight, nine weeks. But we think that as people start to focus and as...
  • Michigan 25X2025 Green Energy Proposal Would Result in Lost Jobs, Higher Costs

    09/27/2012 6:21:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/24/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan would have 10,540 fewer jobs in 2025 if Proposal 3 passes in November, according to a new study on the renewable energy mandate proposal. The study, done by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Beacon Hill Institute in Massachusetts, also concluded that Prop 3 would lower disposable income in Michigan by $1.42 billion; reduce net investment in the state by $147 million and impose net costs on the Michigan economy of $2.55 billion. "Our study also indicates that even if voters reject Proposal 3, Michigan residents will still bear some of these costs," David Tuerck, one of...
  • MRG Michigan Poll: Obama 47.5, Romney 42.3 (600LV; 9/10-9/14)

    09/18/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT · by Ravi · 51 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 9/18/12 | MRG
    LANSING, MI - President Barack Obama is slightly leading challenger Mitt Romney in the latest poll of likely Michigan voters. The Marketing Resource Group poll of 600 likely voters, conducted Sept. 10 through Friday and given to MLive, showed the Democratic incumbent and Vice President Joe Biden with 47.5 percent and his Republican rival and running mate Paul Ryan with 42.3 percent. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points, meaning Obama had a slight edge. Eight percent were undecided.
  • New Michigan Pol: 0 46%, R 44%

    09/16/2012 10:50:15 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    State-wide Aggregate Results (Weighted to projected age, gender & ethnicity of electorate) – 1156 Respondents MOE +/- 2.88% Question 1: The 2012 United States Presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012. Who are you more likely to vote for in the election?? (President Barack Obama): 45.49% (Governor Mitt Romney): 43.65% (Another candidate): 5.48% (Undecided): 5.38%
  • Maryland Author To Run For Senate

    09/04/2012 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Abby4116 · 15 replies
    WBAL ^ | Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | Candice Cole
    Rob Sobhani will announce his candidacy for the Maryland seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore.
  • Obama, Romney Tied Again in Michigan; Hoeskstra leads Stabenow

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are deadlocked again in the battleground state of Michigan according to the latest Mitchell Poll. Romney and Obama are tied at 47% with 3% voting for someone else and 3% undecided. Just ten days ago, Obama led Romney by 5% (49%-44%). -snip- If the election for the United States Senate was being held today and the candidates were Debbie Stabenow the Democrat and Pete Hoekstra the Republican who would you be voting for? If you are voting for or leaning towards Stabenow press 1, voting for or leaning...
  • Romney goes birther: Makes joke about BC, makes clear his strategy of doubling down on whiteness

    08/24/2012 11:37:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Salon ^ | August 24, 2012 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Donald Trump: You’re fired! With his joke today that “No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate,” Mitt Romney moved down to the lowest rung of the Republican Party – the racist demagogues who know better. (VIDEO AT LINK) I don’t forgive poor, isolated, ignorant whites their racism, but you can understand some of the cultural programming that embedded it. Romney knows Obama was born here. And he also knows exactly what he’s doing with his birth certificate joke: he’s telling the bedrock Republican reactionary base to pay no attention to that Todd Akin mess, Romney will cater...
  • Horror of horrors: Romney makes a birth-certificate joke

    08/24/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    And it was pretty darn funny, too. “Now I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where both of us were born and raised.” Now, everybody just hold on for a second. The Twitterverse and etcetera have been lighting up with speculations and accusations from all sides as to what Mitt Romney meant with this. No, birthers: I have the...
  • Mitt Romney: 'No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate'

    08/24/2012 9:55:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, August 24, 2012 | Felicia Somnez
    <p>COMMERCE, Mich. — Did Mitt Romney make a birther joke?</p> <p>It sure seemed like it Friday morning as he made remarks before a crowd of more than 1,000 here in Michigan, the state where he was born and raised.</p> <p>“I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” Romney said as his wife, Ann, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stood next to him on the podium.</p>
  • New Michigan Poll has Romney ahead of Obama (47 to 43%)

    08/21/2012 12:22:21 PM PDT · by Smogger · 63 replies
    WJBK Fox 2 ^ | Aug 21, 2012 11:39 AM PDT | WJBK Fox 2
    WJBK Fox 2 - Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy, Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn, Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 general election voters to determine their voting preferences. In what will be a significant blow to Democratic campaign efforts, native son Mitt Romney has climbed into the lead in Michigan's Presidential contest. The naming of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has delivered a targeted affect on the...
  • Bounce: New polls show Romney leading in Michigan, Wisconsin after Ryan pick

    08/21/2012 6:28:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2012 | AllahPundit
    We need some good news. Second look at stealing the midwest right out from under Obama's nose? PPP's first Wisconsin poll since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate finds him taking a small lead over Barack Obama in the state, 48-47. That represents a 7 point shift from PPP's last look at the state in early July, which found Obama ahead 50-44.The biggest change Ryan's selection seems to have brought about is the unification of the GOP. Romney's gone from a 78 point lead with Republicans on our last poll (87-9) to now an 88 point lead...
  • Romney pulls ahead in Michigan; Wisconsin a toss-up

    08/21/2012 2:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 21, 2012 | John Hayward
    Fox News in Detroit reports that a new poll shows Mitt Romney pulling substantially ahead of Barack Obama in Michigan. Romney is a native of the state, but it looks from this poll as if adding Paul Ryan to the ticket pushed him over the top. The poll, produced by Foster McCollum White Baydoun, showed Romney leading Obama in Michigan by 47 to 43 percent, which is just outside the poll’s 2.35 percent margin of error. Paul Ryan was said to make Michigan voters more likely to vote for Romney by an 8 percent margin. Ryan’s budget proposals, which are...
  • Michigan residents vote in primary

    08/07/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Wood TV Channel 8 ^ | August 7, 2012
    Polls opened Tuesday morning across Michigan for the state's primary election, with voters making choices including a Republican to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. About 20 percent of Michigan's 7.33 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Officials told 24 Hour News 8 they expect 10-15 percent of Kalamazoo voters and 20 percent of Ottawa County voters to vote. Pete Hoekstra of Holland has an advantage in money and name recognition over Clark Durant of Grosse Pointe as they duke it out for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination. The race also includes former Kent County Judge Randy...
  • Tea party focused on coming GOP Senate primaries

    08/06/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    AP via Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri — in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She's urging residents to vote for Sarah — Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff victory by Ted Cruz in Texas, Palin and the tea party movement now are trying to capitalize in primaries this month in Missouri, Wisconsin and Arizona. But they may pose a more difficult test than in Texas, where the charismatic...
  • Democrat States Moving to Romney (NH, WI, MN and MI)

    08/06/2012 6:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2012 | Ronald Kessler
    States that traditionally have been considered Democrat strongholds are now moving toward Mitt Romney, Bay Buchanan, a senior adviser to Romney, tells Newsmax. “When we came into this general election, it was assumed that the battleground states would be the same ones that they were in the past,” says Buchanan, who was treasurer of the U.S. under President Reagan. “Well what’s happened is a lot of the Democratic states are now looking like Mitt Romney could win them. They are now swing states.” That means that Democrats have to focus on an additional five states: New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and...
  • Clark Durant picks up steam ahead of Michigan GOP Senate primary

    08/06/2012 5:48:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/6/12 | John Gizzi
    With little time to go before Michigan’s Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, signs are mounting that Clark Durant — former Reagan administration official and lifelong movement conservative — may overtake the longtime front-runner in the polls, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra. Should Durant win the primary to oppose Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be “Step Four” in a string of pitched battles in GOP Senate contests won by tea party-backed conservatives against establishment candidates. In Indiana, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated longtime Sen. Dick Lugar for renomination and in Nebraska, State Sen. Deb Fischer emerged atop two better-known officials. Most recently,...
  • Mourdock, check. Cruz, check. On to Steelman and Durant in MO and MI next Tuesday!!!

    08/01/2012 12:45:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    Missouri and Michigan hold primary elections next Tuesday! Sarah Steelman and Clark Durant should be supported over the establishment go-along candidates!
  • New poll shows Romney edging Obama in Michigan

    07/25/2012 2:54:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    The race in Michigan looks slightly worse for Barack Obama after two recent polls cited by the Detroit News this morning. In the first, a poll by Mitchell Research and Communications, Romney has a slight lead over Obama, 45/44. That's a slight change from last month's poll by MRC, which showed Obama edging Romney: A survey by Mitchell Research & Communications showed the race is a statistical dead heat between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney, with Romney leading, 45 percent to Obama's 44 percent. ...Also last month, the Mitchell survey showed Obama in front, 47 percent...
  • Poll Shows Michigan is Battleground State for Obama, Romney (Romney 45%, Obama 44%)

    07/25/2012 11:42:18 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 33 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | Jul 24 2012 | Mara MacDonald
    Poll: Mitt Romney could swipe Michigan from President Obama, despite Obama's hold on Detroit DETROIT - Michigan was supposed to be easy pickings for President Barack Obama. However, according to recent poll numbers, the state is still in play and Obama will have to work harder and divert resources here. That gives Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reason to think he can win in Michigan. "We had it with Obama by one point last time. This time we've got Romney leading by one point," said pollster Steve Mitchell. "All the polls by Michigan pollsters have shown it to be very...
  • Michigan: Obama 48% Romney 42% (but zotting trolls is as popular as ever)

    07/24/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7-24-2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Michigan voters think the economy is in rough shape, but President Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in that state. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Michigan Voters shows Obama with 48% support to Romney’s 42%. Five percent (5%) favor some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Michigan was conducted on July 23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports...
  • Rep. McCotter resigns after ‘nightmarish’ month and a half

    07/06/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 6, 2012 | By Jonathan Easley
    GOP Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.) resigned on Friday, citing the effects a “nightmarish” month and half has had on his family. “After nearly 26 years in elected office, this past nightmarish month and a half have, for the first time, severed the necessary harmony between the needs of my constituency and of my family,” McCotter wrote in a statement. “As this harmony is required to serve, its absence requires I leave.”
  • Mitt Romney: ‘Michigan is a state we can win'

    06/18/2012 7:58:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney just felt like chatting. Just after wrapping up his final event in Iowa on day four of his five-day bus tour through battleground states, the Republican nominee briefly made an appearance in the back of his campaign plane to chat up reporters as he prepared to fly to his home state of Michigan for a final day of events. "When we land, you'll look around and see all the trees are the right height," Romney joked, making fun of a line he frequently used while he was campaigning in Michigan during the GOP primary. But Romney was cautious...
  • New Michigan poll finds Obama’s lead over Romney down to one point

    06/14/2012 5:27:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 14, 2012 | Ryan Witt
    Continuing the trend of bad polling data for President Obama over the last week, a new poll released today shows President Obama only leading Mitt Romney by one point in the key state of Michigan. According to the poll from Foster McCollum White and Associates and Baydoun Consulting, President Obama currently garners 47% of likely Michigan voters, compared to 46% for Mitt Romney. In 2008 President Obama won Michigan by 16 points. In the last month of the 2008 campaign, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) actually abandoned all efforts in the state because it was seen as sure win for Obama....
  • SHOCK POLL: ROMNEY EDGES OBAMA IN MICHIGAN

    06/07/2012 11:24:44 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 139 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | staff
    <p>President Barack Obama’s popularity in Michigan has slipped in recent months, leaving him in a dead heat with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a new poll of state voters by EPIC-MRA of Lansing.</p> <p>The poll, released this morning to the Free Press and four TV stations, shows Romney leading Obama 46%-45%, a reversal from the last EPIC poll in April which showed Obama ahead 47%-43%.</p>
  • Michigan: Thaddeus McCotter to Run as a Write-In

    05/29/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 29, 2012 | By Shira Toeplitz
    Rep. Thaddeus McCotter will run a write-in campaign for the GOP nomination after botching the signature requirement to make the Congressional ballot in Michigan.
  • Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter short on signatures for 2012 bid to retain his seat

    05/26/2012 2:13:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Mlive ^ | May 25, 2012 | David Eggert
    LANSING, MI -- Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter said late Friday he has been told that he may not have turned in enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the August primary ballot. "I have been apprised my campaign may have submitted insufficient petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a candidate for the 11th Congressional District's Republican nomination."
  • Bad news for Obama, Michigan in play

    05/12/2012 8:13:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 12, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    Barack Obama crushed John McCain in Michigan in 2008, 57.33%-40.89%. Obama must win Michigan in 2012, it’s part of every scenario for him to get to 270: (VIDEO AT LINK) Yet a poll just released in the Detroit News shows Obama up by only 5 points over Romney, via The Hill: President Obama is leading Mitt Romney by 5 percentage-points in Michigan, according to a new poll of likely voters in the state. The survey, conducted by the Glengariff Group and reported in the Detroit News, shows an even wider margin for Obama among female voters. He leads the former...
  • Poll: Obama holds 5-point lead over Romney in Michigan

    05/12/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Detriot News ^ | May 12, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Among all voters surveyed, Obama led Romney 45 percent to 39.5 percent in Michigan. Michigan was central to Romney’s success in the GOP primary. He grew up there, and his father was governor. Romney campaigned aggressively against the government's auto industry bailout, but has lately said that he deserves credit for the industry's recovery. Saul Anuzis, a former chairman of the state Republican Party, told the Detroit News that the poll is “great news” because it shows that Obama will have to work hard to defend a state he won in 2008.
  • President Obama’s $1 Million Pizza Party In Detroit!

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