August 11, 2020

Shout out for this one to the New York Times, where a newsroom of over 1,000 journalists allows time to do the extraordinary, including tracking by zip code the number of people making presidential campaign donations from this April through the end of June. In the Birmingham...

August 11, 2020

The presidential race is not the only one where a lot of money is flying. Locally, Michigan Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D), who flipped two years ago the 11th congressional district, which winds from southern Rochester Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, and western...

August 11, 2020

Democratic Congressman Andy Levin of Bloomfield Township, who represents the 9th District, is winning the money race to retake his seat. That’s primarily because his Republican challenger, Charles J. Langworthy, has either not raised any money, or not filed any reports with...

August 11, 2020

Republicans are determined to stop Democratic juggernaut Elissa Slotkin, who flipped the perennial 8th congressional district blue in 2018. Paul Junge, who won the Republican primary to man the helm in November, might need to command a Brinks truck, because Slotkin, a former...

August 11, 2020

Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) fought off a primary challenger for her 14th District congressional seat, covering Detroit, Southfield, Farmington, Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield, and if dollars are an indicator, she has no intention of backing off or slowing down. Lawr...

August 11, 2020

Ads by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) that had been running on Michigan television stations, in its efforts to unseat Democratic Senator Gary Peters with challenger John James (R), appear to have played fast and loose with the facts. The NRSC launched a...

August 11, 2020

Republican Senate candidate John James also seems to be having some issues stretching the truth in an ad currently running in heavy rotation. The ad, which focuses on his physical fitness (an absolute requirement of candidates!) as a military vet, stumbles, The Washington Po...

August 11, 2020

We now know that in the battle for the Democratic nod for Oakland County exec, current exec Dave Coulter beat former buddy and county treasurer Andy Meisner, 53 percent to 47 percent. But Meisner, who seemingly began running for the position as soon as he became treasurer in...

August 11, 2020

A pair of middle aged (we’re being kind) candidates running for office in Bloomfield Township obviously forgot they were no longer in high school (or middle school) when they zoomed up and down the street that township supervisor Leo Savoie lives on well into the evening hou...

August 11, 2020

In more “bad behavior by Bloomfield Township candidates” news, Don Valente. a retired attorney, won a spot for township trustee on the Republican ballot on the August 4 primary. While he participated in a candidate forum with Bloomfield Hills High School students – he failed...

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