October 6, 2020

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard wasted no time in hitting the campaign trail (figuratively) over the Labor Day weekend with a oversize postcard mailing which took an interesting approach. No mention on either side of the card that Bouchard is a Republican, with one h...

October 6, 2020

Mari Manoogian

State Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township) has garnered a reputation as a hard-working campaigner after flipping the 40th House District in 2018, in part thanks to her supporters knocking on an estimated 50,000 doors – 10,00...

October 6, 2020

Several local state and congressional candidates have friends in high places. As in, former President Barack Obama, who announced his endorsements in late September for the upcoming November election. Among his endorsements are Michigan Senator Gary Peters and Congresswoman ...

October 6, 2020

In this isolated pandemic period, former Michigan GOP co-chair Jeff Sakwa (along with Ronna McDaniel, now national GOP chair) had an anecdote for both everyone’s personal loneliness and political segregation. He held a debate watch party on Tuesday, September 29 – COVID-styl...

October 6, 2020

Rochester and Rochester Hills have long been a Republican bastion – but the times they may be changin’. Just ask former Congressman Mike Bishop – a hometown guy, and former state Representative and state Senator, including Majority Leader – who lost his his seat in 2018 to D...

October 6, 2020

Traditionally, candidates work the chicken dinner and Sunday church service circuits. Apparently, Republican candidate for Senate, John James, either didn’t read the memo, or thinks the rules don’t apply to him. According to The Detroit News opinion columnist Bankole Thompso...

October 6, 2020

Brighton Republican Paul Junge, running against incumbent north Oakland County Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin has had an ongoing Pinocchio problem – you know, where his nose grows every times he tells a lie. At this point, he may be having trouble getting in the door. His late...

October 6, 2020

Speaking of Rep. Elissa Slotkin, most political prognosticators have the district as leaning Democratic, and she’s been working hard to keep it that way. There could be one potential glitch in her game plan, and COVID-19 could be to blame. In 2018, when Slotkin flipped the s...

October 6, 2020

The total 2020 votes have yet to be cast, let alone counted, and the political class is already turning its attention to what could possibly happen once Michigan’s voter-approved commission starts its work redrawing political districts against the background of early census...

September 8, 2020

Michigan Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) might be running for re-election to return for a second term to represent the House’s 40th District, but she clearly has an open road to bigger and brighter roles down the roa...

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