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Final debate highlights candidates in 1st congressional district

file2941307482066The first Congressional District is one of the most competitive races in the state. Incumbent Republican Dan Benishek is retiring. That leaves a race between retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general Republican Jack Bergman, former head of the Michigan Democratic party Lon Johnson, Green Party Candidate Ellis Boal, and Libertarian Diane Bostow.

On Friday Lake Superior State University in Sault Sainte Marie hosted a debate between Bergman, Johnson, and Boal.

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‘Security Clearance’ comment questioned at 1st congressional district debate

IMG_8730At the final debate between congressional candidates in Michigan’s first district, a comment on security clearance became a sticking point between Republican Jack Bergman and Democrat Lon Johnson.

Johnson alleged Bergman used security clearance for political expediency while Bergman said it helps him make a point.

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MDP chair talks Court of Claims, governor’s race, and ‘issue ad’ transparency

Lon Johnson, Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party.

Lon Johnson, Chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party.

The chair of the Michigan Democratic Party maintains a recent overhaul of the state’s Court of Claims amounts to “court rigging” by the GOP. That’s despite the fact that an equal number of Republican and Democratic judicial appointments were recently made to the court.
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