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Here’s some good news: After months of the Koch brothers’ front Americans for Prosperity spending millions of dollars to spread misinformation about Obamacare in an attempt to smear Gary Peters, Republican Terri Lynn Land now trails Peters by 5 percent.
The Senate Majority PAC has played a key role in this comeback with ads exposing Land’s Kochnections and her support for Paul Ryan’s cruel budgets.
But Eclectablog and our readers have also played a small but crucial role in helping to expose how the two stories in AFP’s ads were purposely abridged to deny the fact the families in the ads could be saving money thanks to Obamacare. We also noted that the only two stories from Michigan the Kochs could find to attack health care reform came from people with close connections to Michigan’s Republican Party.
There is hope that 2014 will look much more like 2012 than 2010 — and we’ll be doing our best to make sure you’re getting the information that makes a difference.
Chris Savage — Eclectablog‘s fearless and fearsome publisher — and his wife Anne devote their lives to growing Michigan’s middle class and promoting equality.
When a federal judge struck down our state’s ban on same-sex marriage, they were up at the crack of dawn to document the historic marriages taking place — providing our readers the kind of images that will end up in textbooks for generations to come. And when a judge stopped the marriages and our governor refused to recognize 300 legal marriages, Chris was back leading to fight to drag Michigan’s Republicans into the present.
You may not have millions of dollars to invest in this election but as you do what you can, please help support Eclectablog as we call out the lies and document the progress that will come when Michigan kicks the Tea Party and the millionaire they’ve turned into their lackey out of Lansing.
Here’s how you can give:
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[Photo by Anne Savage, special to Eclectablog]