Category Archives: Elections

Seniors could play an especially important role in upcoming election

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Michiganders age 50 and over are expected to represent well over half of the voters that show up to the polls on November Fourth. That’s pretty typical of a non-presidential election, but seniors and retirees are playing an especially important role in this year’s election.
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Bill Clinton stumps for Michigan Democratic ticket in Flint

Former President Bill Clinton was met with loud applause from a crowd of Democrats in Flint on Wednesday. He was joined on stage by Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer (left), Congressman Dan Kildee (Center), candidate for 95th state House district Vanessa Guerra (right), and nominee for U.S. Senate Gary Peters (not pictured).

Former President Bill Clinton was met with loud applause from a crowd of Democrats in Flint on Wednesday. He was joined on stage by Democratic nominee for governor Mark Schauer (left), Congressman Dan Kildee (Center), candidate for 95th state House district Vanessa Guerra (right), and nominee for U.S. Senate Gary Peters (not pictured).

Another Clinton was in Michigan on Wednesday urging Democrats to show up to the polls on November 4th. Last week it was former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This time it was her husband rallying Democrats to try to get out the vote.
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Hillary Clinton energizes Democrats during Michigan visit

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rallied thousands of Democrats in Michigan Thursday at Oakland University in Rochester.

Clinton was in the state to campaign for candidate for governor Mark Schauer and candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Peters. She aimed to link the two to what she characterized as Michigan’s tradition of hard work.

“If you look throughout American history, no place embodies the dignity of work more than Michigan,” said Clinton.

The former first lady said Republicans in Lansing and Washington have slowed down job creation and economic growth, and that it is time for a change.

“When, despite all the progress we’ve made, too many people in Michigan are still looking for work it is time to elect leaders who know how to create jobs and deliver results.”

Clinton is the most recent potential presidential candidate to visit Michigan in the last month. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made campaign stops across the state earlier this week for Governor Rick Snyder and U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land.

Supporters shell out big bucks in governor, senate races

moneyIf you’ve tuned to local TV at any point in the last month, you’ve probably seen the election ads.

Millions of dollars have been spent so far on advertising in Michigan’s Governor and U.S. Senate races, and according to some political observers, there’s no end in sight.
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