May 19, 2020

While Michigan media outlets have heard little from GOP U.S. Senate hopeful John James, other than a rather bewildering (pontifical) op-ed piece recently in The Detroit News, Politico gave readers a bit more insight into what could be the candidate’s new approach in his atte...

May 19, 2020

Ignoring all the subterfuge surrounding James’candidacy, Congressional Quarterly Roll Call came out just before press time with its list of the 10 most vulnerable U.S. Senators and Peters made the list. Although Roll Call, considered a true insider since 1945, ranks the sena...

May 19, 2020

The five Republicans hoping to replace incumbent congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, western Oakland and Wayne counties) have a long haul to compete on the campaign funding front, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) reports for the...

May 19, 2020

Stevens isn’t the only one who needs a Ford F-150 for her fundraising efforts. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Rochester, Rochester Hills, northern Oakland, Livingston and Ingham counties) has had the kind of fundraising that should scare away competition. According to FEC reports, f...

May 19, 2020

In this case, we might say, go home. Speaking of candidates, Rep. Elissa Slotkin may not be as worried about Republican opponent Mike Detmer of Howell. Detmer may not realize that when you run for public office your every move is public and under scrutiny. Moves like attendi...

May 19, 2020

The saying some are born leaders, some leaders are made, and some rise to leadership could not be more true, especially in the case of Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter (D), who has only been in the position for 18 months, since the August 2019 death of longtime executiv...

May 19, 2020

Notably absent from the county coronavirus readiness team? County Treasurer Andy Meisner (D), running for the county executive spot seemingly forever – certainly since Coulter was just a lowly Ferndale mayor toying with the idea of running for state representative for Fernda...

May 19, 2020

While the Democratic primary for Oakland County exec sounds like it will be a doozy, the Republicans have decided they are not rolling over and playing dead. After owning the top job – let’s be real, they controlled most of the county for decades – many Oakland County Republ...

May 19, 2020

Democratic candidate for Oakland County Prosecutor, and former Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Karen McDonald, who is challenging Prosecutor Jessica Cooper for the Democratic nomination in August, has been sending out slews of emails asserting that Cooper  wouldn’t let pr...

May 19, 2020

As for the Republican candidate for Oakland County Prosecutor, Lin Goetz, she is the wife of Mike Goetz, who lost to Cooper in 2016, and had filed to run against her again this year but then withdrew. A spokesperson from the prosecutor’s office confirmed that Lin used to wor...

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