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Nearly 1,000 Michigan candidates file for 2018 election

Nearly 1,000 Mich. candidates file for 2018 electionNearly 1,000 Michiganians are running for state or federal office this fall, the highest total since 2002
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Politics

Right to Life endorses GOP gubernatorial candidates
Group gives endorsement to John James, Republican attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Right to Life endorses Republican gubernatorial candidatesGroup gives endorsement to John James, Republican attempting to unseat Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Politics

Female candidates lead money race for U.S. House

Female candidates lead money race for U.S. House in MichiganElissa Slotkin, Rashida Tlaib and Ellen Lipton post strong fundraising numbers in their Michigan campaigns for Congress
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

Bieda drops U.S. House bid to run for Macomb clerk
State Sen. Steve Bieda will seek Macomb County post vacated after a judge removed the embattled Clerk Karen Spranger

Bieda drops U.S. House bid to run for Macomb clerkState Sen. Steve Bieda will seek Macomb County post vacated after a judge removed the embattled Clerk Karen Spranger
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Calley mistakenly files signatures for other candidates

Calley mistakenly files signatures for other candidatesMichigan governor hopeful Brian Calley inadvertently submitted 49 petitions for other candidates in unrelated races
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

State: El-Sayed eligibility request ‘premature’

State: El-Sayed’s ballot eligibility request ‘premature’Democrat candidate for governor Abdul El-Sayed calls questions over his eligibility a “manufactured controversy”
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Democratic gov candidates discuss union issues, wages

Democratic gov candidates discuss union issues, wagesAudience packs forum at community college to hear hopefuls’ ideas for state government
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Dems rebuff UAW, pick Nessel for AG

Dems rebuff UAW, pick Nessel for AGDana Nessel won a contentious and combative endorsement election over Pat Miles late Sunday
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Schuette, Calley set for two GOP debates

Schuette, Calley set for two GOP debatesBill Schuette, Brian Calley, Pat Colbeck and Jim Hines are confirmed for televised gubernatorial debates in May and June
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Whitmer submits 30,000 nominating petitions for gov

Whitmer submits 30,000 nominating petitions for govDemocrat Gretchen Whitmer has turned in 30,000 petitions to qualify as candidate in her run for Michigan governor.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Thanedar’s biz record marked by triumphs, tribulations

Thanedar’s biz record marked by triumphs, tribulations“Battle-tested” Democrat Shri Thanedar says business record recommends him for governor, but foe hits “shady” failures
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Part-time Legislature petition drive folds for 2018

Part-time Legislature petition drive folds for 2018A group seeking to make Michigan’s Legislature a part-time body is ending a petition drive, won’t make the 2018 ballot
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Bernstein leading Whitmer running mate selection effort

Bernstein leading Whitmer running mate selection effortUniversity of Michigan Regent Mark Bernstein is chairing Whitmer’s new running mate selection steering committee
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Technology

Facebook says it’s making progress in election preparedness

Facebook says it’s making progress in election preparednessFacebook says it is making progress weeding out fake accounts and fake new
  • Technology
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Whitmer gives donations from Nassar’s boss to charity

Whitmer gives donations from Nassar’s boss to charityDemocratic gubernatorial hopeful Gretchen Whitmer gives contributions from former MSU Dean William Strampel to charity
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  • 1 month ago
Politics

Ad war: Snyder touts Calley, Schuette attacks him

Ad war: Snyder touts Calley, Schuette attacks himSnyder touts Calley in a new advertisement and Schuette blasts Calley in the first attack ad of the 2018 cycle.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Elections

Saccone concedes Pennsylvania US House race to Lamb

Saccone concedes Pennsylvania US House race to LambDemocrat Conor Lamb, 33, claimed the seat by about 750 votes in closely watched special election more than a week ago
  • Elections
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

UAW backs Democrat Whitmer for Mich. governor

UAW backs Democrat Whitmer for Michigan governorMichigan’s largest labor union is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer for governor
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Calley launches his first TV ad in ‘run’ for governor

Calley launches his first TV ad in ‘run’ for governorThe new ad, titled “Run,” shows Brian Calley jogging through the streets of his hometown
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

GOP considers recount, lawsuit in House race in Pa.

GOP considers recount, lawsuit in special House race in Pa.Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pa.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Pencil in Pa. election winner, but soon erase district?

Pencil in Pa. election winner, but soon erase district?Candidates soon will have to run in new districts drawn by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, result of gerrymandering suit
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Ryan says Pennsylvania race is ‘a wake-up call’

Ryan tells colleagues Pennsylvania race is ‘a wake-up call’Ryan is privately warning Republicans of a “bit of a wake-up call” amid the Pennsylvania special election
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Dem clings to lead in Pa. House race; GOP eyes recount

Democrat clings to lead in Pa. House race; GOP eyes recountA razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

Feds fine Michigan Dems for campaign cash errors

Feds fine Michigan Dems for campaign cash errorsThe Michigan Democratic Party will pay a $6,800 fine as part of a settlement with the Federal Election Commission
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Online voter registration plan on the move in Michigan

Online voter registration plan on the move in Michigan LegislatureMichigan residents could register to vote online under legislation backed by Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Michigan

El-Sayed first Dem to file signatures in governor race

El-Sayed first Dem to file signatures in Michigan governor raceDemocrat Abdul El-Sayed is turning in 24,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Bernie Sanders bashes Trump tax law in Michigan

Bernie Sanders bashes Trump tax law in MichiganU.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont spoke to more than a thousand supporters at the Lansing Center in Michigan
  • Politics
  • 2 months ago
Politics

Thanedar plays ‘name game’ in Super Bowl ad

Free Darth Vader? Thanedar plays ‘name game’ in Super Bowl adDemocrat Shri Thanedar says his campaign for Michigan governor has already spent or committed $1.2 million on TV ads
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  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

‘Promote vote’ petition would OK no-reason absentee

‘Promote vote’ proposal would OK no-reason absenteeVoter advocates seek deadline extension to register by mail, to enshrine straight-party voting
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Whitmer, Schuette raise more donations over rivals

Whitmer, Schuette raise more donations over rivalsDonors gave to Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and GOP’s Bill Schuette more than other candidates
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Snyder plans ‘Michigan comeback story’ Super Bowl ad

Snyder plans ‘Michigan comeback story’ Super Bowl adGov. Rick Snyder’s Making Government Accountable fund is creating a Super Bowl ad to “tell the Michigan comeback story”
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

El-Sayed fights eligibility questions in gov’s race

El-Sayed fights eligibility questions in governor’s raceAbdul El-Sayed compares questions over his New York voter registration to “birther” attacks on former President Obama
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Schuette tops $3M fundraising mark

Schuette tops $3M fundraising markThe fundraising haul helps Schuette keep pace with Gretchen Whitmer, the early frontrunner for the Democratic nomination
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Ex-Flint mayor ousted in water crisis seeks House seat

Ex-Flint mayor ousted in water crisis seeks state House seatDayne Walling, a Democrat, announced his plans Monday on social media
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Detroit City Council head seeks Conyers’ Congress seat

Detroit City Council head seeks Conyers’ Congress seatBrenda Jones, who was re-elected to the panel in November, says she is ‘excited to grow the scope of my advocacy’
  • Detroit
  • 3 months ago
Oakland Co. Elections

Pontiac homicide brings 2018 total even with last year

Pontiac homicide brings 2018 total even with last yearPontiac man found fatally shot near Woodward Avenue restaurant
  • Oakland Co. Elections
  • 3 months ago
Detroit

Ian Conyers announces U.S. Congress bid

Ian Conyers announces U.S. Congress bidThe first-term state senator is looking to take over the post vacated by his great-uncle John Conyers Jr.
  • Detroit
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Bonds’ daughter hits opioid crisis in run for Congress

Bill Bonds’ daughter hits opioid crisis in run for CongressKristine Bonds, daughter of longtime WXYZ-TV anchor Bill Bonds, has joined the race to succeed retiring Rep. Trott
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Politics

2018 state elections could shape future for Congress

2018 state elections could shape future for CongressVoters in two-thirds of the states will be electing governors to new four-year terms in 2018.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Mathis mulls leaving TV show to run for Congress

Mathis mulls leaving TV show to run for CongressExperts say TV judge Greg Mathis would face obstackles if he decides on Jan. 15 to run for ex-Rep. John Conyers’ seat
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Democrat Gupta raises $501K in bid to replace Trott

Suneel Gupta raises $501K in bid to replace TrottSuneel Gupta’s campaign said he raised over $501,000 in his first fund-raising period for the 11th District seat
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia House

Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia HouseA Republican won a Virginia state House of Delegates race determined by pulling his name out of a ceramic bowl
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Trump disbands voter fraud commission amid lawsuits

Trump disbands voter fraud commission amid fights, lawsuitsTrump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 election, after alleging voting fraud cost him the popular vote
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Nation

Election officials to pick House winner Jan. 4

Election officials to pick House winner Jan. 4The board will meet that day to randomly draw the name of the winner in the Newport News-based 94th District
  • Nation
  • 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Thanedar’s TV ad first of 2018 governor’s race

Thanedar’s TV ad first of 2018 governor’s raceDemocrat Shri Thanedar is launching the first television ads of the 2018 race for Michigan governor
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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