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  1. Jackson County candidate did 33 years for murder, says he has changed

    Jackson Tim O'Neill will be scrapping for votes Tuesday. His own mother wouldn't vote for him. More understandably, neither would the children of the man he killed.

    • 10:50 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Legal troubles cloud campaign for 1st District House seat

    Detroit State Rep. Brian Banks hopes Democratic primary voters in the 1st House District will overlook his past and ongoing legal troubles and reward him for perfect attendance and community engagement during his first 18 months in office.

    • 12:22 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Ballot bid to phase out Michigan business tax raises questions

    Lansing Manufacturers and other businesses have raised more than $8 million for a statewide broadcast campaign urging voters to approve eliminating what they consider a burdensome tax.

  2. Three Democratic candidates for Wayne County executive field questions

    Detroit Three of the top five Democratic candidates for Wayne County executive fielded questions from other elected county officials Thursday on the last scheduled public forum before Tuesday's primary election.

  3. Vote for Proposal 1 not as easy as it appears

    What do you do when a ballot question requires a week's worth of study and analysis to understand and still begs for a judgment call?

  4. Dearborn Heights to get elections monitor for August vote

    Dearborn Heights will have a state elections monitor for next month's election after claims of voter suppression and discrimination against Arab-Americans requesting absentee ballots while the city clerk is alerting authorities to possible voter fraud involving absentee ballots.

    • 12:09 AM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    GOP candidates spar over tactics in campaign for 13th District seat

    Marty Knollenberg says he has the deepest local roots, Andrew 'Rocky' Raczkowski bills himself as a government outsider and Chuck Moss claims his legislative experience guarantees Oakland County residents the best return on their tax dollars.

    • 11:50 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Marijuana issues in Hazel Park, Oak Park top Oakland County ballot

    Voters in two Oakland County cities will decide Tuesday if possession of marijuana for personal use should be decriminalized within their borders.

    • 11:53 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    5th District Senate candidates squabble over experience, strategy

    A hotly contested Democratic primary for a state Senate seat encompassing Detroit's west side and surrounding suburbs has become mired in personal attacks and racial overtones.

    • 11:14 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Bernstein launching run for Michigan Supreme Court

    Lansing Farmington Hills attorney Richard Bernstein said he will run for the Michigan Supreme Court as a Democrat in a series of Wednesday appearances that began in front of the Michigan Hall of Justice.

  5. Field of 5 Republicans, 3 Democrats battle for 43rd House District

    The race to fill the northern Oakland County seat of outgoing Republican state Rep. Gail Haines is an intense competition among five Republicans and three Democrats in the Aug. 5 primary.

  6. Dearborn Heights officials may seek oversight of primary amid discrimination claims

    Dearborn Heights City leaders are considering seeking state or county oversight of next month's election after claims of voter suppression and discrimination against Arab-Americans requesting absentee ballots.

  7. 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.

  8. Cavanagh vows to press challenge to Evans' residency despite judge's warning

    Detroit The chief judge of the 3rd Circuit Court had harsh words Monday for Wayne County executive candidate Phil Cavanagh and his attorney as he dismissed a lawsuit challenging the residency of Warren Evans, one of his opponents.

    • 6:05 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Four Democrats fight for nomination for 11th District House seat

    Four Democrats are fighting to be their party's candidate for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, whom the Capitol Hill tabloid Roll ...

  9. Macomb County voters face millage requests

    Officials from Eastpointe and Mount Clemens are urging residents to support millage issues Aug. 5 that they say could stave off financial crises in the two ...

    • 8:51 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Former allies battle for state Senate District 2

    Lansing Democratic Sen. Bert Johnson is locked in a bitter re-election battle with former ally John Olumba, a state representative who perplexed Democrats by ...

    • 11:45 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Snyder has $2.2M cash lead over Schauer

    Lansing Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has a nearly $2.2 million campaign cash advantage over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer heading into the final 100 days of the ...

    • 11:22 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Grand Rapids businessman Ellis puts up his own money to challenge Amash

    Grand Rapids-area businessman Brian Ellis has mounted a fierce Republican primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, portraying the maverick ...

    • 10:11 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Kesto complains about rival's message on van

    First-term state Rep. Klint Kesto is pushing back on a Republican primary challenge in Oakland County by accusing his chief rival of violating a state law ...

  10. Three GOP candidates battle to face incumbent Hackel for Macomb Co. exec

    Three Republican candidates are vying for the chance to take on Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel in the November general election.

  11. House District 10 candidates' agenda: Schools, infrastructure

    Detroit Five candidates will face off in the Aug. 5 Democratic primary in the race to fill Rep. Phil Cavanagh's open seat in a district covering part of ...

  12. Arab-American group alleges discrimination over Dearborn Heights absentee ballots

    Dearborn Heights An advocacy group is asking state and federal authorities to investigate allegations that Dearborn Heights officials purposely prevented Arab-Americans from ...

  13. Conyers ramps up as Sheffield presses on

    Detroit U.S. Rep. John Conyers is campaigning more vigorously than normal for a 26th term, after a political scare a month ago nearly sidetracked his quest ...

  14. 14th District race packed with action, but there's little attention

    Michigan's 14th Congressional District is a test-tube baby, conceived by gerrymandering to favor Democrats. Misshapen and geographically bizarre, it wends its ...

  15. Power of incumbency difficult to overcome

    Washington Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So ...

  16. High spending, low turnouts mark primaries

    The midterm election primary season is drawing record-low voter turnout in some states, a sign perhaps, of widespread apathy in both parties ahead of ...

  17. Democrat Schauer admits voting in '12 GOP presidential primary

    Lansing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer admitted today he voted Republican in Michigan's 2012 presidential primary, but declined to say whom he voted ...

  18. Court date set for challenge to Evans residency

    Detroit Wayne County executive candidate Warren Evans has a Friday court date scheduled over a challenge to his residency.

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