Koch oil leftovers fire Mich. race
For a green-minded Democratic candidate, the symbolism is irresistible: Towering piles of an oil refinery's dusty leftovers blighted a Detroit neighborhood, thanks to the Koch brothers - and a major Koch-backed political group is taking the side of his Republican opponent.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
New polls find tossup in Michigan's gubernatorial race, and a small lead for Gary Peters for Senate
New polls in Michigan from EPIC-MRA and Mitchell Research and Communications are out, and they find the gubernatorial race a complete tossup.
Swing State Project
Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 8/29
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Thu Aug 28, 2014
the Kochs' 2016 Candidate -- Poll Leak Embarrasses Gop -- Diane...
SCOOP DU JOUR "GOP poll of women: Party 'stuck in past'," by Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer: "A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups - including one backed by Karl Rove - paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as 'intolerant,' 'lacking in compassion' and 'stuck in the past.'
One Democrat's gamble on climate change
This Rust Belt state is one of the last places you might expect to wage a winning Senate campaign by trumpeting climate change to liberals at Netroots Nation and boasting about voting for cap and trade.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Swing State Project
Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: DSCC puts an awesome spin on Terri Lynn Land's awful ad
The spot has a clip of Land's now-legendary " Really ?" ad, with Land declaring at the end, "Because as a woman, I may know more about women than [Democratic rival] Gary Peters."
GAGG And LGBT: Gearing Up For November
The big Michigan Democratic names on this year's upcoming ballot were decided in Lansing this weekend at the Michigan Democratic Nominating Convention.
The Detroit News
Land proposes cutting 75 percent of federal gas tax
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land proposed Tuesday taking away control of 75 percent of the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax from Uncle Sam and letting states like Michigan decide how to spend it.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Schauer taps 'debate negotiator' as Snyder campaign says ball is in his court
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schaur has tapped former state lawmaker Dianne Byrum to negotiate a possible debate schedule with incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.
Experts have their picks for this election, but voters have the final say
Both political parties held their state conventions last weekend. They filled out their slates of nominees, from state Supreme Court down to school board and university trustee slots.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Observer & Eccentric
New bill to protect historic vehicles
Congressman Gary Peters and Mark Gessler, President of the Historic Vehicle Association, recently unveiled details of the "National Historic Vehicle Register Act of 2014."
Sat Aug 23, 2014
MI Dems campaiging together
U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is campaigning with Sen. Debbie Stabenow for a third straight day in Michigan.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Enbridge pipeline maneuver irks greens - UK unveils energy payment...
ENBRIDGE PIPELINE MANEUVER IRKS GREENS: One Canadian company has found a way to ship more oil into the U.S. without waiting for a presidential permit, avoiding the kind of endless limbo that's bedeviling the Keystone XL pipeline.
Greens' ad hits Michigan's Land on Koch ties
The League of Conservation Voters launched an advertising campaign Friday aimed at painting Michigan Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land as an extension of the billionaire oil baron Koch brothers.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, candidate Gary Peters stop in Muskegon to talk about jobs, Great Lakes
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senate candidate Gary Peters stopped in Muskegon Thursday, Aug. 21, to talk about jobs and water policy issues.
High court hopeful's abortion stance stirs up Mich. Democrats before convention
The party's Justice and Women's caucuses have taken issue with Murphy's apparent anti-abortion position.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Political Insider: Flanagan stung by parallel to Wallace
But when a pro-charter schools group likened his threat to block creation of new schools to the late Alabama segregationist Gov. George Wallace , 'it hurt a bit,' Flanagan said.
Detroit Free Press
Feds give Michigan the first $750,000 to fix flood-damaged roadways
The Federal Highway Administration today announced the award of $750,000 to begin to offset the state of Michigan's costs for initial repairs to roads and bridges damaged by last week's floods.
Ending Spending Action Fund: 'In six years, (U.S. Rep. Gary) Peters...
Ending Spending Action Fund is up with this ad criticizing Rep. Gary Peters, the Democrat running in Michigan's Senate race.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Pacific Daily News
Auto museum may be dream come true
As car lovers readied for the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, the dream of a world-class auto museum is gaining traction.