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Oakland County political gossip

February 25, 2020

The gossip mill is still heating up with who might be willing to be the sacrificial lamb for the Republicans in a run for county executive. While no one has filed yet to take on the winner of the Dave Coulter-Andy Meisner Democratic slug fest, various local Republicans are p...

February 25, 2020

For candidates seeking to take on an incumbent, or an open political seat, it takes a big ol’ pile of money – especially for anyone looking to unseat Congresswomen Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, western Oakland and Wayne counties) and Elissa Slotkin (D-...

February 25, 2020

Another race battling for the bucks – and local supporters – is for the Democratic nominee for Oakland County Prosecutor – not often a hot battle. Incumbent prosecutor Jessica Cooper has no intention of stepping down after her third term, but that has not stopped former Oakl...

February 25, 2020

While consistently MIA (missing in action), Republican Senate candidate John James has maintained very good friends in very high places. Take, for example, Grand Rapids’ influential DeVos family – as in, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, whose father-in-law was a co-f...

February 25, 2020

Regardless of demographic changes, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, currently the lone Republican in Oakland County hierarchy, maintains strong popularity – to the point that his last couple of elections, he received the most votes of anyone running for office, includin...

February 25, 2020

Four Michigan Republican congressional candidates have been added to the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC)’s Young Guns program out of a total of 31 Republic congressional candidates around the country who the committee added to the program. The NRCC’s Young Guns...

February 11, 2020

No, it's not Eminem's Slim Shady – but former Bloomfield Township Treasurer Dan Devine, out of his self-imposed purgatory following loss of his re-election campaign in 2016 after officials and residents outed him for working on a very part-time basis while earning hi...

February 11, 2020

Former Oakland County Commissioner Dave Potts (R-Birmingham) can't seem to catch a break. Potts announced last fall he would be running this November against Democrat state Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, western part of West Blo...

February 11, 2020

Former state Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham) has seemingly been running for the 12th county commission seat (Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) for years – but now that commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub (R-Bloomfield Township) is officially retiring, Moss is o...

February 11, 2020

Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner (D), running in 2020 for county executive in the primary against current county executive Dave Coulter (D), is feeling pretty, pretty good these days, with a new poll and fundraising numbers looking strong for him. But we politicos know...

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