We understand the game of writing endorsements better than most but even we could feel the personal pain when the Detroit Free Press editorial board came out with its October 19 endorsement of Democrat David Coulter for Oakland County Executive, who we also supported. In backing the apppointed-incumbent (a one-time county commissioner and former mayor of Ferndale), they dissed his opponent as “an obscure and underfunded Republican challenger.” Underfunded, yes. Obscure, ouch!
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, elected in 2018 on the slogan of “fix the damn roads,” had her whole agenda waylaid in 2020 by COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent battles with the Republican legislature and lawsuits against her executive authority may have dinged her, but haven’t scarred her, even as Michigan, and the United States, is entering a feared next wave of the health crisis. While President Trump calls her “that woman from Michigan,” and leads chants of “lock her up,” at rallies i
Here’s a snapshot, one week out from the November 3 balloting, on how local donations flowed to the Trump-Biden contest, broken down by zip codes, thanks to the New York Times. A total of $248,000 from 540 donors went into the Biden campaign coffers from the Bloomfield Township zip code of 48301, while 243 donors kicked in $126,000 to the Trump effort. In Bloomfield Township zip code 48302, $196,000 from 596 donors went to the Biden campaign, while 319 donors shelled out $67
The case of Oakland County v Don Valente, a Republican candidate for Bloomfield Township trustee, is still pending after being postponed at 48th District Court a couple of times. Valente, who ran for trustee because he really, really, really doesn’t like current township supervisor Leo Savoie – which he makes abundantly clear at just about every single meeting, where he rants about what he considers Savoie’s poor leadership, in emails and campaign mailings – even though Savoi