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The media turns on Romney – Mark Halperin on the Romney “Death Stench”

The media turns on Romney – Mark Halperin on the Romney “Death Stench”

Ooo, ooo, that smell. Can’tchya smell that smell?

Okay, so THIS isn’t good:

Romney … is in danger of living out the Haley Barbour dictum: in politics, bad gets worse. Super PACs might start shifting their money from the presidential race to save the House majority and look to pick up Senate seats. Romney’s own fundraising will take a hit. Stories about Romney pulling up stakes in Michigan and other ostensible battlegrounds will add to the death stench.

Seriously, when Time magazine pundits start talking about the Romney “Death Stench”, you know you’re in trouble.

More after the jump.

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Trailing 9% in polls, Hoekstra launches yet another lame attack against Stabenow

Trailing 9% in polls, Hoekstra launches yet another lame attack against Stabenow

Aw, geez. That’s it? That’s all you have?

Debbie Stabenow has been a busy Senator lately. In addition to introducing and fighting for a Farm Bill that would help farmers devastated by the 2012 drought, in the past week she was at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, at the Michigan Democratic Party’s state convention this past weekend, at a fundraiser headlined by singer/songwriter James Taylor in Farmington Hills, MI, and appeared this morning on Tony Trupiano’s First Shift radio show.

Meanwhile, her opponent Pete Hoekstra, trailing by 9% in the latest PPP poll, has been busy launching another of his pathetically lame efforts to smear her. This time, it’s a website called WorstSenator.com.

I’m not kidding.

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Obama campaign outraises Romney in August for the first time since April

Obama campaign outraises Romney in August for the first time since April

Folks are waking up…

For the first time since April, the Obama campaign raised more money than Mitt Romney‘s campaign:

President Obama and Democrats pulled slightly ahead of Mitt Romney and Republicans in monthly fundraising in August for the first time in four months.

Obama raised more than $114 million in August, and Romney brought in just over $111 million. The two campaigns announced their fundraising numbers early Monday.

It’s a sharp increase for Obama, who raised $75 million in July. That had been the third straight month he and the Democratic Party trailed Romney and the GOP in monthly fundraising.

More after the jump.

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Michigan Dems choose to support repeal of Emergency Mgr law but not renewable energy ballot proposal

Michigan Dems choose to support repeal of Emergency Mgr law but not renewable energy ballot proposal

Hmmm…

UPDATED: I was unaware that a “No” vote on the repeal of Public Act 4 means that the law will NOT go back into effect. “No” is the desirable vote. I have edited accordingly. My apology for the error.

In what will be a huge disappointment to many progressives across Michigan, Democrats chose not to support a key ballot initiative at their convention this weekend. They will not be supporting the initiative to require 25% of our energy to be from renewable sources by 2025 (Proposal 3) but will be supporting the repeal of Public Act 4.

Details after the jump.

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Vice President Joe Biden on marriage equality in America: “It’s going to happen”

Vice President Joe Biden on marriage equality in America: “It’s going to happen”

THIS is change you can believe in Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Chillicothe, Ohio today, popping in at a local Obama for America (OFA) office to fire up volunteers and speak with folks who were being called by the phonebank that was in progress. During the visit, he pulled off to the side to speak to […]

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Convention Mania – Michigan Democrats are fired up and ready to GO!

Convention Mania – Michigan Democrats are fired up and ready to GO!

I’ll just sleep in mid-November…

Anne and I arrived home from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC at about 11:30 p.m. Friday night. The next morning I was on the road at 6:30 a.m. to the Michigan Democratic Party’s State Convention which took place over two days this weekend at the Lansing Center in Lansing. Like me, there were a LOT of faded looking people there but, despite their weariness, Day One of the convention was a huge success; well-attended and with high energy.

Details with photos after the jump.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interactive PANORAMIC IMAGES from the last night of the Democratic National Convention

EXCLUSIVE: Interactive PANORAMIC IMAGES from the last night of the Democratic National Convention

The next best thing to being there

Want to feel a little of what it was like to be at the Democratic National Convention during President Obama’s acceptance speech? Click through for two exclusive interactive panoramic images from the last night of the DNC and experience a bit of the excitement yourself!

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It’s Never Been Easier To Register, Which Is Why Republicans Have To Make It Harder To Vote

It’s Never Been Easier To Register, Which Is Why Republicans Have To Make It Harder To Vote

If you have to stop your fellow citizens from voting to win, your ideas suck. All you gotta do is go to GottaRegister.com, fill out some form fields and click submit. That’s it. Any citizen with access to the Internet can do this in minutes. And this is what freaks Republicans out. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham recently said Republicans don’t […]

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Reflections on the last night of the Democratic National Convention 2012 #DNC2012

Reflections on the last night of the Democratic National Convention 2012 #DNC2012

Sleep? What’s that?

Wow! Did you SEE that last night? I don’t have much of a sense of how the National Democratic Convention came across to the people of the USA but I can say that, without any reservation whatsoever, the people in the arena were positively ecstatic.

Photos and reflections after the jump (along with video of Jennifer Granholm’s barnburner speech.)

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Democratic National Convention, Day 3 – Rain and sun and storms and sun and… #DNC2012

Democratic National Convention, Day 3 – Rain and sun and storms and sun and… #DNC2012

Updates, commentary, photos and the convention livestream and schedule after the jump.

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Michigan Supreme Court puts collective bargaining ballot proposal on the November ballot

Michigan Supreme Court puts collective bargaining ballot proposal on the November ballot

Together, united, we cannot be defeated

In a very encouraging victory for working Michiganders, the Supreme Court today ruled that the Protect Our Jobs/Protect Working Families ballot proposal to give constitutional protection to collective bargaining rights WILL appear on the November ballot.

Details and links to the six proposals that Michiganders will vote on in November after the jump.

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