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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...

February 11, 2020

You know you have a widespread problem with your image – or, in fact, being seen at all – when radio hosts who back you are wondering where in the world you are. It's a U.S. Senate version of Where's Waldo? – local conservative radio personality Frank Beckmann rece...

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...

November 12, 2019

The Michigan Democratic Party is seizing on a pair of photos of Republican and U.S. Senate candidate John James with President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and recently indicted businessman Lev Parnas. The photos, one that surfaced as part of a CNN story and a...

October 22, 2019

While Republican Senate hopeful John James of Farmington Hills continues to avoid the “identity crisis” that the Michigan Democratic Party asserts he is having in avoiding his previous “2000 percent” support of President Donald Trump and his agenda, which is proving more dif...

October 8, 2019

Republican Senatorial candidate John James is being billed as a celebrity not only in Michigan, where he closed a huge gap in 2018 running against Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) to a six-point loss, but across the country where he has been raising big bucks for his run against...

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...

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...

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