June 16, 2020

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 congressio...

June 16, 2020

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...

June 16, 2020

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...

June 16, 2020

Eagle eyes are wondering what’s going on at the Oakland County executive offices. Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter (D) has been in office now for nearly 10 months, after being appointed to fill the remainder of the late L. Brooks Patterson’s term last August. Could be j...

June 16, 2020

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-...

June 16, 2020

Rochester Hills Clerk Tina Barton may be running for the Republican spot for Oakland County Clerk in the August primary, but you wouldn’t know it judging from a recent election letter sent out. In it, she makes it clear where her focus is, and who she is targeting, and it is...

June 16, 2020

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...

June 16, 2020

State Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) has lent her support and her voice to a lawsuit by a LBGT rights group that is alleging Covid-19 social distancing has made it impossible for them to collect the required amount...

June 16, 2020

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...

June 16, 2020

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...

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