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  1. Road funding a key issue for Oakland Dems in state House primary

    A licensed medical marijuana caregiver, an investment adviser, an attorney, a union leader and an insurance agent are the Democrats competing for an Oakland County state House seat in the Aug. 5 primary.

    • 7:07 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Land returning to D.C. for fundraiser as money race heats up

    Washington Michigan Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is returning to Washington this week to hold another fundraiser with a GOP senator to raise money just days after her rival raised money with a Democratic senator in Detroit.

    • 11:13 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    District 11 barbs fly for GOP primary

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is trying to show his 2012 election wasn't a fluke, although his Republican primary opponent has outspent him by a 20-1 margin in the past three months and is backed by most GOP power brokers in the Aug. 5 primary.

    • 10:17 PM, Jul. 20, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    2 challenge district court judge in Novi

    The race for a seat in Novi's 52-1 District Court is heating up as two challengers take on an incumbent judge whose behavior has recently come under fire.

    • 4:20 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Peters: Kochs spending against his senatorial campaign to 'continue their polluting ways'

    Detroit U.S. Rep. Gary Peters said Friday billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are spending millions of dollars to defeat his candidacy for the U.S. to the Senate so they can resume polluting the Detroit River with petroleum byproduct runoff.

  2. District 7 House seat draws large, diverse field of Democrats

    Detroit The wife of the outgoing state House member, a school board vice president, insurance agent and author are among the Democratic candidates vying to represent state House District 7 in the Aug. 5 primary election.

  3. Video: Republicans caught using spy glasses at Schauer campaign fundraiser

    For the third time this year, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is accusing Republicans of attempting to spy on his campaign.

    • 8:55 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    VP Biden to hold event Thursday with Duggan at WCCCD

    Washington Vice President Joe Biden will tour a training program in Detroit with Mayor Mike Duggan on Thursday and hold a fundraiser for Michigan Democrats before he speaks to progressive activists.

    • 6:00 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Personal funds key for Michigan candidates' campaigns as primary nears

    Lansing Michigan U.S. House candidates raised $7 million in the past three months with more than half of the total coming from political newcomers who dipped into their personal wealth.

    • 12:05 AM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Visiting Dems to boost Peters

    Detroit U.S. Rep. Gary Peters' Senate campaign will get a national boost this week when 3,000 liberal and Democratic activists descend on Detroit for an annual forum designed to fire up the troops for the fall election.

  4. Detroit to offer absentee ballot requests through smartphones

    City voters can now request an absentee ballot through their smartphones, an initiative called 'historic' by the Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Lon Johnson and City Clerk Janice Winfrey.

  5. Clergyman, PAC endorse Ficano for Wayne County executive

    Detroit Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano received the endorsement Tuesday of the Rev. Wendell Anthony and the Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action Committee.

    • 6:47 AM, Jul. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Trott outspends Bentivolio 20 to 1 in House race

    Republican U.S. House challenger David Trott massively outspent Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, by more than 20 to 1 in the last three months with just weeks before voters will decide on the GOP nominee for the state's 11th congressional district.

    • 11:18 AM, Jul. 14, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    GOP battle for Camp's Congress seat gets feisty

    Lansing The attacks have stepped up the battle for a solidly Republican U.S. House seat that will be all but decided in the Aug. 5 primary. The two top candidates, who have low-key, nice-guy images, may slug it out mostly through ads and proxies.

  6. Gregory faces challenges from 2 state reps in Michigan Senate race

    A Democratic state senator is facing a primary challenge from two term-limited state representatives for the seat that represents southeast Oakland County.

  7. For GOP, Oakland Co. official, newcomer square off in Michigan's 38th House District primary

    After nearly six years in office, Novi-area Republican state Rep. Hugh Crawford's run in Michigan's 38th House District will end, thanks to term limits.

  8. Crowded field will attempt to unseat Ficano as Wayne Co. primary nears

    Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is fighting for his political life with less than a month to go before the Aug. 5 Democratic primary that will almost ...

    • 12:03 AM, Jul. 10, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Tactics, style divide Democrats in 4th District state Senate race

    State Sen. Virgil Smith of Detroit is trying to fend off a Democratic primary challenge from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to represent a district including parts of the ...

  9. Land contributes $1.2M to her campaign for U.S. Senate, outraises Peters

    Washington GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land continues to outraise Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Gary Peters in Michigan's U.S.

    • 7:58 PM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Land's ties to family business rise to fore in Senate race

    Lansing When Terri Lynn Land poured $1.66 million of her own money into her U.S. Senate campaign last year, she boasted about her family's west Michigan real estate ...

  10. Farmington Hills residents take on mayor in 37th District race for Michigan House

    Three Oakland County Democrats are vying to replace an outgoing Democratic state House incumbent in the Farmington area.

    • 12:05 AM, Jul. 8, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Funding separates Dems in Oakland Senate primary

    Birmingham attorney Ryan Fishman entered the 2014 campaign season with nearly $95,000 in his war chest and a slew of endorsements in the Democratic primary for ...

  11. Tea party fights to hang on to gains in Michigan

    After making seismic gains in 2010, tea party-backed congressional Republicans now are playing defense in Michigan.

  12. 3 Dems vie for House District 31 seat

    The Democratic primary race for the 31st District seat in Michigan's House of Representatives presents Macomb County voters with some familiar faces and one ...

  13. Michigan: Democratic primary contest for state Rep. Durhal's seat

    The presence of state Rep. Fred Durhal Jr. of Detroit continues to loom largein the Democratic primary contest to replace him after three terms in office.

  14. 36th District House GOP candidates target jobs, education in feisty campaign

    Two Shelby Township Republicans are questioning each other's credentials in a feisty Aug. 5 primary election for the chance to win the state House's 36th ...

    • 8:25 PM, Jul. 1, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Elections

    Outside groups flood Michigan TV with $14M in campaign ads; candidates spend $4M

    Lansing Michigan voters were exposed to nearly $18 million in television ads about the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate during the first six months of the year ...

  15. Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016

    Returning to the same New Hampshire farm where he launched his last presidential campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted he would not pursue a third White ...

  16. Wayne plan for countywide school tax divisive

    Property values and student enrollment will determine the winners and losers if Wayne County voters approve a countywide school millage hike that faces ...

  17. Democrats in race for 22nd District split over raising funds for road repairs

    Two Macomb County Democrats who disagree about how to increase state road repair funding are vying for an open seat in the Michigan House of Representatives in ...

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