Sunday Aug 10
What Michigan learned from the primary elections
The 2014 primary elections are now in the rear view mirror. Before moving on to November's battles though, it's worth taking a moment to look back at what happened on Tuesday.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Grosse Pointe News Online
In Grosse Pointe Woods, voter turnout was 34 percent. In contested races, Hansen Clarke took 891 votes with Rudy Hobbs finishing second for Democrats with 801.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Candidates might dispute notion that it helps to be female
There's no official war on women, just a continuing snark campaign that's apparent even when women candidates run - and win.
Lawrence declares victory over Hobbs despite confusion over vote totals
Brenda Lawrence candidate in the Michigan 14th Congressional race gave her acceptance speech at the Hilton in Southfield Michigan on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 / Kirthmon F. Dozier/Gannett Michigan Shortly before 1 a.m., Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence gave a passionate victory speech in her second try for the 14th Congressional District seat.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Lawmaker survives challenge by just six votes in one of many close Metro Detroit primaries
Tuesday's primary elections included a number of very close races, including one in which a lawmaker edged out a challenger by just six votes, according to results gathered by the Associated Press.
Elections Kansas, Michigan, and Washington primary liveblog #1
Tonight voters in Kansas, Michigan, and Washington hold their primaries . Our guide to the key races can be found here.
Election Night Live Thread: Kansas! Michigan! Missouri! Washington
Yes, both states spill across two time zones. But it doesn't really matter in Michigan, where the key races are in the elitest eastern zone.
U.S. Rep. John Conyers can't vote for himself
U.S. Rep. John Conyers didn't vote for himself Tuesday during Michigan's primary as he wasn't on the ballot he was issued.
An election day guide to Metro Detroit's most heated races
Turnout in Tuesday's primary election isn't expected to be high , but that doesn't mean the races aren't compelling and impactful toward the way state and federal government will be run.
Will third House incumbent go down Tuesday?
A third House incumbent could go down in a GOP primary Tuesday night, though it appears a trio of other Tea Party-backed members will fend of their own challengers.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
6 Things to Watch in Tuesday's Primaries
Tuesday night features some of the most intense - and final - tea party-vs.-business contests of the GOP primary season.
An Ex-Congressman's Shaky Comeback Bid in Michigan
In the Michigan primary, Hansen Clarke will attempt to win his former Detroit-based district.
Michigan 2014 Primary: 14 key races to watch across the state on election night
Sure, there are no primary challenges in two of Michigan's most closely watched races -- governor and U.S. senate -- but there are still plenty of interesting elections to follow on Tuesday, including a statewide proposal, key congressional races and several battles for the state House and Senate.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Michigan's local, statewide primary battles also feature national themes
Debra Young, center, representing Safer Oak Park and Safer Hazel Park Coalition and campaign manager for Andrew Cissell, right, holds over 1,600 petitions, with Tim Beck, co-founder of the Safer Michigan coalition, at the Oak Park City Hall on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Tim Skubick: Endorsements don't mean as much today as they did in campaigns of yore
Do you see Justin Amash sweating to retain his Congressional seat, even though his opponent Brian Ellis has picked up some big endorsements? Years ago when labor leaders such as Walter Reuther or Jimmy Hoffa stood up, pounded the podium and ordered the rank and file to vote for this candidate or that, by God the rank and file did or there was hell ... (more)
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Money, endorsements, voter outreach key as race winds down
Money, endorsements and voter outreach are defining the final days of the 14th Congressional District race.
Dirty tricks on Michigan campaign trail get less entertaining, more depressing
"One person can make a difference," President Kennedy used to say, "and everyone should try."
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Amash-Ellis race in homestretch, most outside money on the sidelines
If a lack of significant outside money coming into the race is any indication, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of west Michigan may be coasting to the win he expects in next week's primary.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Familiar faces square off in Democratic primary for Peters' seat
Three former and current Democratic elected officials are battling to replace U.S. Rep. Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township in the Aug. 5 primary, and they aren't shy about mixing it up.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Michigan Delegation: 5 races to watch on Aug 5 primary; 4 Lansing Democratic unite (kinda) in primary
While we are exactly 100 days from the Nov. 4 general election, we are focused on the election in nine days: the Democratic and Republican primaries.