2018: Michigan Businesswoman to Challenge Stabenow. Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow received her first Republican challenger as businesswoman Lena Epstein announced her candidacy for Michigan’s Senate race. Epstein is a third-generation co-owner of Vesco Oil Corp., which distributes automotive and industrial lubricants. Show More Summary
Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump … Click to Continue »
Vox reports: A Republican lawmaker has acknowledged the “i-word”: impeachment. Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan gave reporters an affirmative “yes” Wednesday, when asked if the allegations from former FBI Director James Comey’s...Show More Summary
Representative Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican, said that if the allegations in James Comey’s memo were true, they were grounds for impeachment.
Overall tax collections are holding steady, but lower estimates in Michigan's general fund could impact Republican lawmakers' push to cut taxes or move new teachers to a 401(k)-only retirement plan. … Click to Continue »
Michigan personal-injury lawyer Geoffrey Fieger says he's "darn serious" about running for governor again 20 years after he won the Democratic primary but lost to Republican incumbent John Engler. The … Click to Continue »
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says transition and other costs that would come with closing the pension system to newly hired teachers may be lower than estimated previously. The Republican governor … Click to Continue »
The Republican Party is looking to reach out to Hispanic business owners and leaders in Michigan. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel met with Hispanic business owners at the Lansing … Click to Continue »
House Republicans scared up enough votes to repeal Obamacare. Now, their voters in Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky—and throughout the Rustbelt—should prepare for disaster, because they will lose big if the bill becomes law. The Affordable Care Act was a windfall for working-class white Americans who voted for Donald Trump. Show More Summary
One would have expected Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, a senior member of the House GOP conference and respected former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to face either some berating or nasty looks from House Republican leaders...Show More Summary
To the editor: As a Republican, I love Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles). Every time she spews her invective, it’s another boatload of votes for our side in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and other swing states. (“How Maxine Waters became 'Auntie Maxine' in the age of Trump,” April 30) Californians...
Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, the former chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, announced he was a "no."
Earlier this morning, Rep Fred Upton (R–Mich.) said he could not support the latest version of the Republican health care plan: Upton told Michigan’s WHTC that the deal struck to bring on board Freedom Caucus conservatives went against his principles. Show More Summary
Representative Fred Upton of Michigan said he opposed the new version of the bill because it “torpedoes” protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
"I feel mad and I kinda feel dumb, honestly.” A Michigan voter who said he initially supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) only to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump now says he regrets it, telling an MSNBC host, “I kinda feel dumb,...Show More Summary
A Michigan voter who said he initially supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) only to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump now says he regrets it, telling an MSNBC host, “I kinda feel dumb, honestly.” In an MSNBC piece on how Michigan Trump voters feel about the president at the 100...
Leading Off ? MI-11: Michigan Republican Rep. Dave Trott won his second term 53-40 last year in a contest that attracted little outside attention while Trump was taking his suburban Detroit seat 50-45. Democrats would love to target Trott, who made his fortune through foreclosures, and he's now got his first noteworthy opponent. Show More Summary
Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is signaling his candidacy to be Michigan's next governor. Calley early Monday launched a website with a 1-minute online ad in which he talks about … Click to Continue »
Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press: Michigan Republicans hot to defund Planned Parenthood should slow their roll. At least long enough to understand exactly who they'll be sticking it to if their persistent efforts are successful: Their...Show More Summary
A conservative group is organizing six protests across Michigan to criticize a dozen House Republicans who voted against cutting the state's income tax. The Michigan Conservative Coalition said it was … Click to Continue »