The list of people who know as much about American politics as Michael Barone is very short. The list of people who know more than he is nonexistent — a blank. Barone is my guest on Q&A.
I ask …
Impromptus: Michigan Journal, Part II
From Grand Rapids, I drive down to Ann Arbor, my hometown. Ann Arbor has changed quite a bit — for the better, I think. It is cleaner, prettier, wealthier. All spruced up. Damn near posh. How did that happen?
Wary Michigan Voters Crushed a Tax-Increase Measure
The State of Michigan faced a crisis: Critical road and bridge infrastructure was crumbling, and there weren’t enough tax dollars to fix it. Polls showed widespread support for higher spending to address the issue. A ballot measure — led …
New Poll Shows Schuette Pulling Ahead in Reelection Bid
A recent poll on the Michigan attorney general race shows GOP incumbent Bill Schuette leading his Democratic opponent Mark Totten 40-38 with 21 percent of voters still undecided. The Detroit News also reports that Schuette has a name-identification advantage with voters. “…
Michigan attorney general, Republican Bill Schuette, is entering the fall election cycle with four times as much cash on hand advantage as his Democrat opponent, Mark Trotten, and has outraised him 12-1 The Detroit News reports.
The race to become …
Wisconsin AG candidate Democrat Susan Happ is under fire for a plea deal her office made with a defendant accused of child sexual assault. Records show Happ sold Daniel Reynolds property prior to his being charged with first and second-degree …
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is leading his Democrat opponent, Mark Trotten, 40 to 34 percent a newly released poll shows.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s office is being investigated for the management of grant money distributed from of the Crime …
Hey, Could We Poll Some Likely Voters Someday Soon?
NBC News is out with some interesting, but frustrating, new polls in Colorado and Michigan. The polls put Democrats ahead in both Senate races, which is a perfectly plausible result, but the poll only surveyed registered voters. Hey, guys, early …
Michigan’s Senate Race, Still Looking Like a Jump Ball
Rep. Gary Peters, a House Democrat from Michigan who probably expected an easy road to a Senate victory this November, can breathe a bit easier at a poll out today that has him ahead of Republican Terri Lynn Land.
The Obamacare Exchanges: 0 for Michigan So Far
Unbelievable#…#okay, it’s actually increasingly believable that the Obamacare exchanges are 0 for Michigan.
Two weeks after the launch of the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace, it’s still unclear how many Michiganders have been able to buy insurance there.
Comments earlier …
Flint, Race, and the New York Times
There was a front-page, above-the-fold headline (hard copy) in the New York Times last week: “Report on Flint Cites ‘Injustice’: Race Is Said to Play a Role in Inaction.” And it’s true that the Flint Water Advisory Task Force report …
Impromptus: Michigan Journal, Part I
It’s a pleasure to land at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich. I like it better than landing at the airport in Little Rock: Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
And if she’s elected president, …
Polling Shows AG Candidates Are Under the Radar
Many voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, and Arizona still have no idea who their choice for attorney general will be come November.
Less than two months before Election Day, polling in each state shows anywhere between 20-28 percent of voters …
Former United States attorney general Ed Meese spoke with Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal about “the most lawless administration in the history of the country.” Meese goes on to say that he believes the greatest protection …
Republican incumbent attorney general Luther Strange is running for reelection in Alabama against Democrat Joe Hubbard. As ABC affiliate WNCF reports, while the race may be closer than many think, “Hubbard has to overcome being a Democrat.” Sounds a similar …
Obama to Campaign in States Where His Job Approval Is In the Mid-40s
President Obama’s autumn campaign schedule feels a lot like President Bush’s safe-state only itinerary in 2006: “The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, …
Intriguing New Polling Numbers in Iowa, Colorado, and Michigan
Apparently the polling world saved up all of its intriguing results for Wednesday!
First, NBC News in Iowa#…#
The closely watched Iowa Senate race between Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley is locked in a dead heat, a new …
Could Michigan’s Eighth District Replace a Mike with a Mike?
Representative Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, surprised the political world by announcing that he won’t run for another term and will instead begin a new career hosting a radio show.
This leaves Republicans in …
Look! A Birther Running for Governor in Michigan!
Isn’t it awful? Mark McFarlin, a candidate for governor in Michigan, suggests that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States, and says he has doubts about the authenticity of the copy of Obama’s birth certificate released to the public. (…
NRSC: Obama’s Job Rating Is Lower in Michigan Than in Some Red States
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is feeling optimistic about next year’s open-seat Senate race in Michigan. From a new memo by Ward Baker, NRSC political director:
If someone would have told me a year ago that the Michigan Senate seat …