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Oakland County political gossip

November 12, 2019

When Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter (D), who was appointed to the position in August by a narrow 11-10 vote of the Oakland Board of Commissioners in August following longtime executive L. Brooks Patterson's death, announced on October 31 he would run in 2020 for t...

November 12, 2019

We've seen this game before, usually at the county commission level – state officials seeking a home at the county once they leave Lansing. But the passing of L. Brooks Patterson has put a new twist on the competition.  Current appointed count executive Dave Coulter (D)...

November 12, 2019

Michigan legislature candidate, and longtime fixture in Oakland County Republican politics, Dave Potts of Birmingham held his first fundraiser in October –  and a small number of attendees came out to support their buddy. Potts is running for the 40th District seat, which in...

November 12, 2019

What's an endorsement worth? It all depends on who it's from, pundits say. Former Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Karen McDonald, who is challenging Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper in the Democratic primary next August, is wracking up some impressive endo...

November 12, 2019

The Michigan Democratic Party is seizing on a pair of photos of Republican and U.S. Senate candidate John James with President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and recently indicted businessman Lev Parnas. The photos, one that surfaced as part of a CNN story and a...

November 12, 2019

Democratic 11th District Congresswomen Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, western Oakland and parts of western Wayne counties) has attracted her share of GOP opposition for the 2020 election cycle. But one Republican contender has already decided to drop out. Dil...

November 12, 2019

A third candidate has announced she will be running for Michigan's 45th House District seat in the state Legislature covering Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township, with Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Trustee and Rochester Hills Democrat Barb An...

October 22, 2019

When Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter was appointed the first Democrat to ever hold the office, it was supposed to be as a temporary one-year stop gap until the 2020 election. But word is Coulter, Ferndale’s mayor until the executive gig, has suspended his campaign to r...

October 22, 2019

Former Oakland Circuit Court Judge Karen McDonald, running in next year’s Democratic primary to unseat Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, picked up a possible big boost when Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) announced her endorsement in early October.  “Karen...

October 22, 2019

While Republican Senate hopeful John James of Farmington Hills continues to avoid the “identity crisis” that the Michigan Democratic Party asserts he is having in avoiding his previous “2000 percent” support of President Donald Trump and his agenda, which is proving more dif...

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