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.
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.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Gov. Rick Snyder both say the state should allow every voter who does not want to wait until Election Day to cast an absentee ballot. So does Johnson’s Democratic opponent in the November election.
The end of the 2014 election cycle is near. The November election is just a couple weeks away. But the 2016 presidential election cycle is already gearing up. If you have any doubts, just take a look at the political star power making swings through the state.
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.
Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R)
Gov. Rick Snyder and former Congressman Mark Schauer argued about budgets, education spending, and taxes Sunday night, during their only planned faceoff before the November election.
Millions of dollars are being invested into state races this year by a national alliance to elect state leaders who, in their eyes, will most effectively improve American education.
If 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.
More than 82 percent of all registered voters sat out Michigan’s primary election this week.
Michigan will phase out an unpopular tax on business equipment. Voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal 1 on the primary ballot Tuesday.