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Michigan gov hopeful Jim Hines embraces 'outsider' status

Michigan gov hopeful Jim Hines embraces ‘outsider’ statusA political outsider, Saginaw obstetrician Dr. Jim Hines is running for the Republican nomination for governor and wants the chance to lead the state.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Bold initiative to split up California faces hurdles

Bold initiative to split up California faces hurdlesThe "Cal 3" initiative is driven by venture capitalist Tim Draper.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Sanford

In SC primary, ardent Trump backer defeats Rep. Mark SanfordTrump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Nevada’s most famous pimp wins GOP primary

Nevada’s most famous pimp wins GOP primaryPimp Dennis Hof, the star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a GOP primary for the state Legislature
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Trump a factor in SC races as 5 states hold primaries

Trump a factor in SC races as 5 states hold primariesTrump figures to be a factor in Republican elections in South Carolina, one of five states holding primaries
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Michigan

Bishop's re-election fight seen as a bellwether for control of U.S. House

Bishop race a bellwether for U.S. House controlSlotkin outraises Republican incumbent in district Democratss haven’t held for 18 years
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Wayne County

Democrats vying for Conyers' seat talk sex assault, immigration at forum

Dems seeking Conyers’ seat talk immigration, assaultThree of the contenders vying to replace resigned U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. in the 13th Congressional District came together on Saturday
  • Wayne County
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Michigan

Four Democrats denied spots congressional primary ballot

Democrat Morgan loses appeal over ballot spotDemocrat Matt Morgan loses appeal to restore name to primary ballot for northern Michigan seat in U.S. House. Three Dems lose spots in 13th District
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Whitmer: Give Michigan teachers a raise

Whitmer: Give Michigan teachers a raiseDemocratic gubernatorial hopeful Gretchen Whitmer calls for increased K-12 spending and a ban on new charter schools managed by for-profit companies.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Legal pot’s impact foggy as Michigan weighs ballot bid

Legal pot’s impact foggy as Mich. weighs ballot bidOther states’ experiences offer talking points to both sides of ballot issue.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Court: Anti-gerrymandering issue fit for Michigan ballot

Court: Anti-gerrymandering issue fit for ballotMichigan Court of Appeals rules in favor of Voters Not Politicians
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Faith, 'principled' conservatism drive GOP governor hopeful Colbeck

Faith, principles drive GOP gov hopeful ColbeckSen. Patrick Colbeck says faith, principled solutions and Senate record drive his Republican gubernatorial run.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Michigan

Democrat Abdul El-Sayed proposes universal health care for Michigan

El-Sayed unveils universal health care planMichigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed wants to raise taxes to pay for single-payer health care that would cover all residents until age 65
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Trump declares primaries delivered ‘great night’

Trump declares primaries delivered ‘great night’ for GOPAnd it was a big night for women, as female candidates for governor advanced
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Republican advances in Calif. primary with Trump’s help

Republican advances in California primary with Trump’s helpJohn Cox, a Republican who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Michigan

Pot legalization proposal heading to Michigan ballot

Pot legalization plan goes to Michigan ballotMichigan's GOP-led Legislature is not acting by a Tuesday deadline on a marijuana legalization measure, which will now go to the November ballot.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Wayne County

Judge denies Conyers' request to get back on ballot

Conyers III denied in bid to get back on ballotAttorney says John Conyers III, son of the former congressman, will appeal a Wayne County judge's ruling rejecting putting him back on the ballot
  • Wayne County
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Blue wave? Calif. tops list as midterm matchups form

Blue wave? California tops list as midterm matchups formCalifornia has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Michigan

Democrat, GOP governor hopefuls spar in bipartisan debate

Democrat, GOP gov hopefuls spar in bipartisan debateSix top Democrats and Republicans were invited to debate at the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference.
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Michigan

GOP leaders spar over legalized pot proposal

GOP leaders spar over legalized pot proposalRepublican leaders are at odds over a measure to legalize marijuana in the state
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Michigan

El-Sayed slams 'big handouts' for corporations at biz conference

El-Sayed slams corporate handouts at biz confabThe state's economic development arm should be raising household incomes, not subsidizing companies, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful El-Sayed said.
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Michigan

Seven U.S. House candidates could lose ballot spots due to petition problems

7 U.S. House candidates might lose ballot spotsSeven candidates for Congress in Michigan risk losing spots on the primary ballot after state elections staff deemed their petitions "insufficient"
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Wayne County

Conyers' son sues to get back on ballot

Conyers’ son sues to get back on ballotJohn Conyers III launches legal effort to get his name restored to the primary ballot for the congressional race to replace his father
  • Wayne County
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Michigan

Whitmer, Thanedar unveil jobs and tax plans at business confab

Whitmer, Thanedar tout jobs, tax plansDemocratic gubernatorial candidates Gretchen Whitmer and Shri Thanedar drop new economic plans on eve of Mackinac Policy Conference
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Michigan

'Pink wave' of Michigan women seeks to change the face of power

Female candidates seek to change face of powerMichigan sees surge in women, mostly Democrats, aspiring to state and federal office in 2018
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Elections

House hopefuls draw on Trump’s refusal to reveal return

House hopefuls draw on Trump’s refusal to reveal tax returnsTrump has broken with more than four decades of tradition set by previous presidents by not releasing his tax returns
  • Elections
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Schuette discloses assets totaling $13M

Schuette discloses assets totaling $13MThe AG disclosed the value of homes, checking accounts, retirement accounts, blind trusts set up when he took office
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Redistricting group has signatures, still fighting to make ballot

Redistricting group fights to make Mich. ballotVoters Not Politicians collected enough signatures to qualify but still hasn't been certified for November ballot.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Dem Shri Thanedar: No 'crime' in attending Republican rally

Thanedar: No ‘crime’ in attending GOP rallyMichigan Democrat Shri Thanedar said he attended more than a dozen 2016 rallies, including one for GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Judge: Lawmakers must disclose docs in Michigan gerrymandering case

Judge: Disclose 2012 redistricting documentsFederal judge orders Michigan GOP to share communications with outside groups in political redistricting lawsuit
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Technology

Twitter to add special labels to political candidates

Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in USTwitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information”
  • Technology
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Thanedar hires Detroit activist to manage campaign

Thanedar hires Detroit activist to run campaignDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar said he’s hired Detroit pastor and activist David Alexander Bullock to manage his statewide campaign
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Elections

Voters pick noms in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, TexasFour states will cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape
  • Elections
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Clerk tosses Conyers III from Congress ballot

Clerk tosses Conyers III from Congress ballotWayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett accepted her staff’s recommendation that John Conyers III had too few signatures to make the primary ballot
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Group submits 373k signatures for $12 Michigan minimum wage ballot initiative

Michigan minimum wage proposal nears ballotMichigan One Fair Wage on Monday submitted 373,000 signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Here’s who’s running to be Michigan’s next governor

Here’s who’s running to be Michigan’s next governorA field of nine will fight this summer for top spots on the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian gubernatorial tickets
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

James challenges Pensler to U.S. Senate primary debates

James challenges Pensler to U.S. Senate primary debatesIn the GOP race for U.S. Senate in Michigan, John James challenges Sandy Pensler to three debates this summer
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Michigan reps’ outreach costs taxpayers $643K

Michigan reps’ outreach costs taxpayers $643KNearly two-thirds of the money was spent in three Republican-held districts
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Calley: Schuette broke law with staff signatures

Calley: Schuette broke law with staff signaturesBrian Calley says Bill Schuette broke the law when his state staff signed real estate documents in his government office
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Detroit

Clerk staff: Conyers III doesn’t make race for Congress

Clerk staff: Conyers III doesn’t make race for CongressWayne County Clerk’s staff: John Conyers III lacks enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the congressional race
  • Detroit
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Oakland County

Ex-Mich. U.S. rep sues opponent over defamation

Ex-Mich. U.S. rep sues opponent over defamationBentivolio of Milford Twp. says 11th Congressional District opponent ‘Rocky’ Raczkowski defames his military record
  • Oakland County
  • 1 month ago
Elections

Trump backer wins Pennsylvania Senate contest

Trump backer wins Pennsylvania Senate contestHere’s a look at some of Tuesday’s key races
  • Elections
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

‘Islamophobia’ charge rocks Michigan governor debate

‘Islamophobia’ charge rocks Michigan governor debateDemocratic gubernatorial hopeful Abdul El-Sayed asked GOP rivals to condemn “Islamophobia” comments by Sen. Colbeck
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Schuette spurns Calley's claim of land sale hypocrisy

Schuette spurns Calley’s accusation of hypocrisy on land salesAttorney General Bill Schuette's camp: He and his sisters are selling inherited property in U.S., not "offshore assets”
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Schuette, Calley trade barbs in GOP gov's debate

Schuette, Calley trade barbs in GOP gov’s debateBill Schuette and Brian Calley trade blows in the Republican gubernatorial debate as Colbeck and Hines vie for attention
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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