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Oakland County political gossip

February 25, 2020

While consistently MIA (missing in action), Republican Senate candidate John James has maintained very good friends in very high places. Take, for example, Grand Rapids’ influential DeVos family – as in, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, whose father-in-law was a co-f...

January 28, 2020

Paul Junge

As with the state, federal campaign finance statements aren’t due until the end of January. Still, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) has already announced she has raised $1.27 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. The efforts bring her total cash on hand to a...

January 28, 2020

Republican candidate for Senate John James raised about $12.5 million in his race against Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) in his 2018 run for U.S. Senate. The race resulted in a complaint against James that he was working with outside PAC groups – contrary to campaign finance la...

December 26, 2019

What are the odds? It seems that on the very same day in November, in the very same town, two local wealthy businessmen held private fundraisers for the two men running for senator for the state of Michigan in November. The morning coffee hours – one for Senator Gary Peters...

November 26, 2019

The national political media has Michigan’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Senator Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield) and Republican challenger John James in its periscope, placing Peters as one of the top 10 most vulnerable senators in the country in 2020. Peters, finishing his...

October 8, 2019

Senator Gary Peters isn't the only one appearing to be enjoying the benefit of President Trump's declining popularity in Michigan. The Democratic surge of 2018 in Oakland County appears to exhibit no signs of abating, with Republicans having a difficult time coming u...

September 10, 2019

He lost by only – only! – six points to Michigan's Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) in 2018, so Republicans are positively gleeful that Republican Senate candidate John James appears to be within just a point of catching Senator Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) in some rec...

August 20, 2019

Tori Sachs, who took her years working different gigs for former Gov. Rick Snyder and transferred them to become Republican John James campaign manager in 2018, when he ran against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, isn’t running James’ current show – although she’s still lending him a h...

July 23, 2019

Big dollars aren’t just flying in congressional races. The race between U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) and Republican challenger John James is racking up some serious coin, with Peters notching a $2.4 million haul in this last fundraising quarter, April 1 t...

June 25, 2019

The man being held up as the future of Michigan’s Republican Party, John James, is apparently trying to hide the unwavering support he extolled during his failed 2018 Senate campaign for President Donald Trump by deleting statements promoting him from his social media accoun...

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