Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, continued late Thursday morning. Amidst the mayhem, police arrested a St. Louis alderman reporting on the situation. Libertarian Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan condemned the police response to the chaos. Show More Summary
Earlier today, Paul Waldman wondered in The Washington Post why libertarian-leaning Republicans like Michigan Rep. Justin Amash didn't have anything to say about the situation unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri following the police shooting...Show More Summary
SpeechJAM (feat. Rep. Justin Amash) This week's SpeechJAM features Michigan Congressman Justin Amash's victory speech after winning a brutal Republican primary campaign against Pete Hoekstra and Brian Ellis. Submitted by: Matt Klinman Regular Keywords: speechjam speech jam jam justin amash rep. Show More Summary
In Arkansas, GOP Senate candidate Tom Cotton is running an ad attacking Senator Mark Pryor over the border crisis that veers headlong into Ted Cruz/Steve King territory. In Michigan, GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is up with another border spot that is almost as bad. It is increasingly sinking in with the political classes […]
A new poll commissioned by the League of Conservation Voters and AFSCME finds that Dem Gary Peters is leading GOPer Terri Lynn Land in Michigan by seven points, 43-37. The average of polls shows Peters leading by over six points. Is it possible that in this particular race, climate change and the Koch brothers — […]
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts Tuesday night brought us primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington. Here's a recap of all the action, with Daily Kos Elections' race ratings appended to the end of each summary. • KS-Sen (R) : Sen. Show More Summary
Justin Amash beat his primary opponent Brian Ellis for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s Third District. His victory speech was not gracious. “I ran for office to stop people like you,” he declared to cheers. “You owe my family and this community an apology for your disgusting, despicable smear campaign. You had the audacity to [...]
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee hearing on July 23. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts edged out Milton Wolf in Kansas’ primary Tuesday night as mainstream conservatives dealt another blow to Tea Partiers.
Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, the ex-reindeer farmer-turned-tea-party-aligned congressman who said he "dreamed" of President Barack Obama's impeachment, was defeated in the Republican primary for Michigan's 11th Congressional District on Tuesday night. Show More Summary
It's primary night again, with Kansas and Michigan Republicans deciding who they will run against Democrats. Michigan John Conyers trounced primary opponent Sheffield after almost losing his right to appear on the ballot. Mr. "Impeaching...Show More Summary
Rebellious Republican Rep. Justin Amash has won his re-election battle in Michigan’s 3rd district against his challenger Brian Ellis, a blow to the GOP Establishment which had put significant resources into the race. Ellis conceded the race as Amash had 55 percent of the vote and Ellis had 44 percent with 44 percent of the precincts reporting. Show More Summary
The War on Christmas seems to comes earlier every year. The Republican establishment's dissatisfaction with Congressional tea partiers has yielded its first (and probably only) primary casualty of 2012: Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.),...Show More Summary
(CNN) – The familiar 2014 narrative - tea party challenger takes on establishment GOP incumbent - was turned on its head Tuesday as Michigan voters headed to the polls in the state's Republican primary. Challenger Brian Ellis, a wealthy businessman who has support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is hoping to unseat two-term Rep. […]
Voters in Kansas, Michigan, and Washington head to the primary ballot boxes today. Incumbent Republican Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is expected to lose in Michigan, but several other incumbents—including Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Mike Pompeo...Show More Summary
For more than seven months, Josephine from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, looked for work without the assistance of unemployment insurance. Laid off from her job at General Motors, she wrote earlier this month that she had applied for hundreds of jobs to no avail. Show More Summary
Bloomberg, House May Vote This Year to Repeal Estate Tax, Camp Says: Republicans are considering voting this year to repeal the U.S. estate tax, said House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp. Camp, a Michigan Republican, told reporters in the Capitol today that many recently elected U.S. House members haven’t...
It took him two tries, thwarting his state’s voters’ will, but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder got his wish—a major city that is dead politically.
A Republican congressman from Michigan has introduced a House version of legislation to reform the federal government's highly abused asset forfeiture regulations. It's not Justin Amash, as we might expect, but Tim Walberg, a strong religious and national security conservative who is also concerned about the abuse of federal authority. Show More Summary
Republicans have organized game plans and boot camps in an attempt to battle the "war on women" narrative. But in practice, their strategy has boiled down to one major initiative: Ladies to the front. Put some female faces on the conservative...Show More Summary