March 15 2018
Smith’s effort to defeat the much better funded Elissa Slotkin in the 8 th Congressional District Democratic primary and unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester Nov. 6 couldn’t be any more...
March 1 2018
But after U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, blew out a well-funded and well-organized Gretchen Driskell by 15 points during an election in which Democrat Hillary Clinton was supposed to carry Michigan,...
Feb. 8 2018
He’s not participating because he wasn’t involved in the planning process and his campaign doesn’t feel it needs to be . . . yet
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Nov. 9 2016
The answer is, yes. The presidential election is over and, yes, we're already moving on to the 2017 mayoral race
July 27 2016
Actress Melissa Gilbert vowed in May that she was quitting her congressional bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, due to health reasons and local Democrats have Macomb County assistant prosecutor...
July 27 2016
State Reps. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, and Tom Cochran, D-Mason, are each facing a primary challenge, but Lansing observers don't see either as being at risk of losing
June 29 2016
Michigan State University and McLaren Greater Lansing officials are in negotiations about building a new hospital on MSU property in the area of Forest Road and Collins Road, southwest of campus, according...
Feb. 17 2016
The good news for Dr. Eden Wells is she's now a state employee. The bad news for Wells is … she's a state employee
Nov. 4 2015
The way Mark Grebner of Practical Political Consultants sees it, Democrats have the same lethal attraction to Michigan's 8th Congressional District as moths do to candles
Sept. 23 2015
It's three years away, but with Gov. Rick Snyder termed out in 2018, no notable public official wants his or her name left out of the discussion when the natural discussion turns to "What's next?" Count...
Aug. 5 2015
Dozens from the Lansing political world joined the non-political friends and family of the late Ken Brock at River Terrace Church in Lansing to remember the life of the long-time consultant. Brock,...
July 22 2015
To clear up any confusion, Harold Leeman Jr. jotted down on a folded-up piece of blue paper all the times he´s appeared on a ballot since his maiden defeat to Patrick Lindemann in...
May 6 2015
Proposal 1, the broad-reaching ballot question Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders birthed the week before Christmas to raise $1.288 billion in annual road funding dollars, blew a piston and died. With...
Feb. 11 2015
State Rep. Gretchen Driskell’s announcement that she’ll run against U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg in 2016 wasn´t lost this week in national Democratic circles. David Nir, who covers campaigns...
Dec. 3 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers may be from Livingston County, but he kept a toehold in the Lansing area by locating his district office in the city, for several years on Michigan Avenue and later at 1000 W. St....
Nov. 26 2014
The Michigan Strategic Fund Tuesday started the ball rolling on a plan to purchase most of the Capitol View Building, which is across Allegan Street from the Capitol, for new Senate office space
Nov. 25 2014
The Michigan Strategic Fund this morning started the ball rolling on a plan to purchase most of the Capitol View Building, which is across Allegan Street from the Capitol, for new Senate office space. The...
Nov. 19 2014
Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. hasn´t turned in his county office building keys yet, but there’s a lot of focus on who will take over his job. A few names have already surfaced...
Oct. 29 2014
It only took a day for state Sen. Rick Jones, after learning that his newly gerrymandered 24th district included Shiawassee County, to begin meeting voters there. Whether it was the local Elks Lodge or...
Oct. 29 2014
Another year, another contested election for U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, whose underperformance in the Republican-leaning 7th Congressional District biennially gives Democrats visions of victory. After facing...