There’s no same-sex marriage, stem-cell research and affirmative action. No out-ofstate financier is throwing a medical marijuana-like initiative into the mix. Nobody has any money, and those who do realize that most people do not and they’re not interested in talking about anything but jobs and the economy.
Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, and Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing, are facing their toughest general election challenges to date from a pair of fiscal conservatives with local government experience. In Eaton County, Democrats are holding onto hopes they can steal an open seat that has trended away from Republicans the last two election cycles.
It’s not that the svelte 32-year-old pulled off a marathon. Or that she finished with a respectable time. It’s that as a statewide political candidate, Benson found the time to train for this race. And not just this race. Benson has completed 11 marathons in five years, including the Boston Marathon.
In 2008, Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer managed to find a couple of women who had a remarkable story. Their attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, was arguing their case before the Michigan Supreme Court and incumbent Supreme Court Justice Cliff Taylor fell asleep on the bench.
Democrats are trying to stop a landslide Republican year by focusing on the middle of the ticket.This will leave Bernero’s campaign like an astronaut cut off from the mother ship, floating aimlessly in space, watching and waiting for the inevitable.
We’ve heard about Snyder’s three college degrees by age 23. He’s obviously brilliant, but being brilliant doesn’t make you a nerd. He doesn’t wear glasses, let alone thick ones with thick lenses. He doesn’t wear a tie, let alone a bow tie. And where’s that pocket protector?.
Michigan’s top issue is male-to-female transgender individuals using women restrooms. It’s certainly not the other way around. I mean if female-to-male transgender individuals (or anyone else for that matter) actually want to brave the dirty guy’s john, go for it.
Debates are for us, the voters, the clients, the customers, whatever label Snyder wants to use. This isn’t and should never be about the political racehorse. Let the paid hacks worry about Snyder freezing on stage a la Dick DeVos or if Bernero’s dismal poll numbers jump up from the media exposure.
Believe it or not, the nominations that yielded the most combined consternation for both Republicans and Democrats at this week’s conventions weren’t the attorney general or the secretary of state picks. The Dems essentially made their nominations last spring.It wasn’t the Supreme Court, either. After the governor picked Appellate Judge Alton Davis to succeed Elizabeth Weaver, everything fell into place at both conventions.