I’m delighted to share the following essay with you from my friend Mark Schauer. I worked hard to help get Mark elected to Congress representing Michigan’s 7th Congressional District in 2008 and to try to get him elected as governor in 2014. He’s a fierce warrior for the issues and values that are important to progressives and continues to make […]Read more ›
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State House member Gretchen Driskell announces candidacy for 7th District Congressional seat in 2016
This morning, Gretchen Driskell, State House Representative from the 52nd District and former mayor of Saline announced that she will run for the 7th District Congressional seat to oust tea partier Tim Walberg. During her time in office Driskell has been a fierce advocate for working families, education, the environment, and small businesses. She was the first female mayor in […]Read more ›
Below I am crossposting a piece written by Walt Sorg and published at his blog The Michigan Curmudgeon. Walt has held senior positions in all three branches of Michigan state government, serving under Speaker Bobby Crim and Governor Jim Blanchard as well as at the State Bar of Michigan. He began his 48-year tenure in or around Michigan government as […]Read more ›
Your vote and work could make the difference I suspect Chris is doing his GOTV work this morning, so I thought I would throw up a quick update. In case you missed it, three polls came out yesterday showing the governor’s race neck and neck: Mitchell: Snyder 47 Schauer 47 PPP: Snyder 46 Schauer 45 Clarity: Snyder 45 Schauer 45 […]Read more ›
Guess which Michigan candidates had 6,000+ people rally for them yesterday. HINT: it wasn’t the Republicans.
While Michigan Republican Party chair Bobby Schostak, the man behind “The Worst Campaign Ad That Human Beings Actually Paid for This Year”, tells anyone who will listen that President Obama’s visit to Michigan yesterday is going to harm the election chances of Mark Schauer, Gary Peters, and all of our Democratic candidates, over 6,000 people showed up to see him […]Read more ›
Is Schauer tied with Snyder? Down by 5? Somewhere in between? This may be old hat for some of you, but people keep asking me what’s going on with the polling in the Governor’s race and I thought I would put together a little primer. For reference, just in the last week, NYT/CBS has had Schauer up by 1 point, […]Read more ›
Could this be the end of Pure Michigan? The following guest post was written by Janis Bobrin, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner from 1989 to 2012. The Pure Michigan advertising campaign is so compelling because it touches on a fundamental Michigan value – the sense of place fostered by the state’s majestic waters, lands, fish and wildlife. No one who […]Read more ›
There are still undecided votes to be won for Democrats. Now is the time to make your case. I know regular readers of Eclectablog are fully aware that Election Day is next week. A lot of you are the same people who are knocking on doors, making phone calls and doing whatever you can to help get out the vote. […]Read more ›
Detroit Free Press extols Mark Schauer’s values as “embedded in Michigan’s DNA” then endorses Rick Snyder for Governor
For the most part, I give little credence to newspaper endorsements except when they are out of character. However, the Detroit Free Press endorsement of Rick Snyder deserves to be discussed derisively for the absurdity that it is. If you read the commentary accompanying the endorsement, you would assume that Mark Schauer would have been their choice. These are some […]Read more ›
Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog I always look forward to Public Policy Polling (PPP) polls because they are one of the most accurate pollsters in the country. They have a new poll out, done for the League of Conservation Voters, that has some very good news for Democrats. First, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate is crushing his […]Read more ›
UPDATED: New Progress Michigan poll has Schauer up by 3, Republican pollster has Snyder up by 2. Need any more reason to GOTV?
See update below. If you are sitting around wondering if it’s worth your while to get involved in the massive Get Out the Vote (GOTMFV) effort in the last two weeks of this election, two polls out this week should give you the nudge that you need. First we have a poll by Republican pollster Mitchell Research & Communication that […]Read more ›