As election prognostications continue to ramp up, some political wonks believe the 2020 fight over the House of Representatives is over – and it’s staying in Democratic hands, possibly with a larger majority. That’s actually the headline from a recent Roll Call, a congressional and White House-focused newspaper, as well as Cook Political Report, which stated, “Of the major political handicappers, not even one of them thinks the House is likely to flip in November,” calling Pr
And then there were four. Speaking of opposition, Elissa Slotkin (D-Rochester, Rochester Hills) has one less on the Republican side. Nikki Snyder of Dexter was disqualified by the Michigan Bureau of Elections after she failed to submit enough qualified signatures to run for office. Ironically, she only had to submit 500 qualified signatures, half the traditional amount after Republican congressional candidate Eric Esshaki, running in the Republican primary in the 11th Distric
According to a new EPIC-MRA poll, through June 3, Michigan may no longer be in play for President Trump, as presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden has widened his lead in the state 53 percent to 41 percent. The 12-point lead has implications down ballot, notably impacting the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James. According to the EPIC-MRA poll, Peters, of Bloomfield Township, currently leads James, of Farmington Hills,
While we prefer, and rely upon, independent political polling, we can’t help but note a recent poll undertaken by the Coulter campaign against county treasurer Andy Meisner for the Democratic spot on the ticket for Oakland County Executive, that shows Dave Coulter with a 17-point lead over Meisner, 39 percent to 22 percent. The Coulter campaign utilized The Mellman Group, political consultants out of Washington D.C., to conduct a poll in late May, which showed Coulter enjoyin
If, as believed, President Trump doesn’t win re-election, what happens to Michigan native Ronna Romney McDaniel? The chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and former chair of the Michigan Republican Party grew up in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area, where her father, Scott Romney, still lives. A former party activist, who said he hadn’t talked to her in a while, said McDaniel, whose home is in Northville when she’s not in Washington, is very savvy. “She always takes
What if you threw a party and no one came? In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent national shutdown, we know lots of parties became drive-bys. But that’s not how the president likes to throw a party – and he’s let the governor of North Carolina know, pulling the GOP convention from Charlotte after Gov. Roy Cooper (D) couldn’t guarantee the state wouldn’t enforce social distancing. At press time, it wasn’t ascertained where the new location was, but when some
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? In the latest Hour Magazine Best of Detroit 2020 issue, for best local politicians under the Media Personalities segment readers voted Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan their favorite, followed by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Rochester, Rochester Hills), and tied for third place, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) and Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills).