Tag: Michigan Democrats

Michiganders reject attacks on our votes, threats of violence. Dixon, extremists aren’t listening.

Michiganders reject attacks on our votes, threats of violence. Dixon, extremists aren’t listening.

This is a guest post from Michigan House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski. Michigan is entering the home stretch of an election season unlike anything we have seen before. On the one hand, Democrats offer candidates many voters will recognize: From Gov. Gretchen Whitmer down the ballot, Democratic candidates are talking about record-setting funding for our schools, growing good paying jobs, […]

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What’s the key to Dems winning the rural vote? – wsg rural candidates Marie Fielder & Mark Zacharda

What’s the key to Dems winning the rural vote? – wsg rural candidates Marie Fielder & Mark Zacharda

Marie Fielder online: Donate to Marie’s campaign HERE. Campaign website: MarieFielder.com Twitter: @EasternSkyWoman Facebook: Facebook.com/FielderforMI106 Instagram: Instagram.com/fielder4nemi Mark Zacharda online: Donate to Mark’s campaign HERE. Campaign website: VoteMarkZ.com Twitter: @VoteMarkZ Facebook: Facebook.com/VoteMarkZ Instagram: Instagram.com/VoteMarkZ/ Chris Savage can be found on Twitter at @Eclectablog. MoReno Taylor II can be found on Twitter at @MI_MADE_Man. Support the pod by becoming a Patreon […]

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Trying to cling to the last shreds of power – with Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss

Trying to cling to the last shreds of power – with Michigan State Senator Erika Geiss

Michigan Senator Erika Geiss on Twitter: @SenErikaGeiss Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today. #mileg pic.twitter.com/voOZpPYWOs — Senator Dayna Polehanki (@SenPolehanki) April 30, 2020 #OTD a year ago at 7:04 p.m. ET the #mileg senate adjourned (see […]

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2,804,040 Michiganders v. Donald Trump – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

2,804,040 Michiganders v. Donald Trump – with special guest Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes

Lavora Barnes on Twitter: @LavoraBarnes Michigan Democratic Party on Twitter: @MichiganDems Michigan Democratic Party’s website: MichiganDems.com Support the Michigan Democratic Party by clicking HERE. Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: How The Biggest Swing State Swung Back to Democrats Help Progressives Everywhere support Pennsylvania Stands Up by clicking HERE. Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere […]

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10,000 ballots in Michigan – with special guest MDP Chair Lavora Barnes

10,000 ballots in Michigan – with special guest MDP Chair Lavora Barnes

Lavora Barnes on Twitter: @LavoraBarnes Michigan Democratic Party on Twitter: @MichiganDems Michigan Democratic Party’s website: MichiganDems.com Support the Michigan Democratic Party by clicking HERE. Volunteer with the Michigan Democratic Party by clicking HERE. Help Progressives Everywhere flip the most flippable state in the country, North Carolina, by clicking HERE. Took a deep dive into Arizona's elections, where Democrats have a […]

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#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

This post is the first thread in Indivisible Michigan’s #FlipThisHouse2020 series. This one is on Representative Laurie Pohutsky (@lpohusky19), who is serving her first term representing HD-19 (Livonia). It was originally written for Medium and Twitter by Dave Wagner (@dbwagner104), who managed Representative Pohutsky’s 2018 campaign. The Medium post is HERE and the Twitter thread is HERE. “Laurie is a […]

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Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

Republican John James gives Michigan voters a second chance to reject him, may be the first person to lose to TWO sitting U.S. Senators

It’s not every day that a candidate tees themself up to be rejected by voters TWICE and to be defeated by not one, but TWO sitting U.S. Senators. But this week, that’s precisely what John James did, announcing he will run for U.S. Senate in Michigan a second time, this time facing off against the highly popular and well-funded Gary […]

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THIS is why we can’t have nice things – like a Democratic majority in the Michigan Senate

THIS is why we can’t have nice things – like a Democratic majority in the Michigan Senate

Yes, our political opponents are worse. But we have to be better than THIS. In May of 2015, Sarah Studley was hired by the Michigan Senate Democrats into the position of Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser. For the first year, she loved the job and found it professionally fulfilling. A year later, however, that changed. After Andy Leavitt left as […]

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The new women leaders of Michigan are showing Democrats EVERYWHERE how to get down to the business of governing

The new women leaders of Michigan are showing Democrats EVERYWHERE how to get down to the business of governing

In 2018, over half of the Democratic candidates for the state legislature and Congress who won their primary and went on to the general election in Michigan were women. When you talk about women finally getting parity in terms of high elected office (or ANY elected office, for that matter), there’s only one political party who is even close to […]

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Michigan Senate Republicans only allow their Democratic colleagues half the resources to serve their constituents

Michigan Senate Republicans only allow their Democratic colleagues half the resources to serve their constituents

Perusing the Facebook pages of some of the Democrats who won their elections last week, I came across a post by Jeff Irwin, the newly-minted Democratic Senator in Michigan’s 18th state Senate district. In it, he reveals that Democratic members of the state Senate are given $129,700 plus two staff benefit packages (for two staff members.) Republican senators, in sharp […]

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The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The Great Lakes State’s electoral blue wave crashed on the breakwall of Republican gerrymandering – AGAIN

The biggest and most profound victory in Michigan on Election Day was, for me at least (and LOLGOP chides me about mentioning this on the pod all the time) that Michigan’s Bigot-in-Chief, Bill Schuette is being replaced as Attorney General by lesbian attorney Dana Nessel. Dana is the amazing woman who helped bring marriage equality to the USA, something Schuette […]

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