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    Breaking - Benishek Facing Challenge?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 at 11:15:11 AM EST
    Tags: Larry Inman, Congressional District 1, CD1, Dan Benishek, Republican, Primary (all tags)

    Grand Traverse County Commission Chair Larry Inman is likely to take on Dan Benishek for the 1st Congressional District of Michigan.

    Citing the debt ceiling increase and Benishek's lack of community outreach during his first term, Inman says he and others are "concerned Benishek cannot hold the seat" against the Democrat backed McDowell in November 2012. Inman states he is pro life and is a fiscal conservative on the Vic McCarty radio program today. Inman formerly a banker with Huntington has been on the Grand Traverse County board for 20 years this year.

    A recent change in the county districts reduced the number of districts from 9 to 7 in the county, resulting in potential contests between sitting commissioners.  Jason Gillman, and Larry Inman would have to face off in the August for the newly formed 6th district encompassing Acme Whitewater, and Parts of East Bay Townships.

    The final decision by Inman is expected some time mid month.

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    So, let's hear more about Mr. Inman (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 12:54:56 PM EST
    Mr. Inman?

    Join the forum.  Tell us a little about yourself.

    Let's take a look at Inman (none / 0) (#2)
    by Rougman on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 01:39:54 PM EST
    Do I think that Dan Benishek more accurately represents my desires as a citizen in the 1st District of Michigan than his predecessor?  


    The illustrious Bart Stupak was a politician's politician, so invested in the Democrat political philosophy that he advocated for a more expansive government, a more expensive government, and a more meddlesome government.  Stupak would have been completely content to herd every one of his constituents into a corral if it meant that they would do exactly as he, and his government, wanted them to do.

    Do I think that Dan Benishek would more accurately represent my desires as a citizen in the 1st District of Michigan than would his past and future Democrat opponent, Gary McDowell?


    Gary McDowell is a firm believer of the individual rights of citizens as long as the citizens themselves band into a collective and bludgeon the rest of us who resist the majority's view of the collective good. Other than that caveat, we individuals can pretty much go screw ourselves with Mr. McDowell's blessing.

    On the other hand, do I think that Dan Benishek has represented me in the way that I hoped he would entering into the last election?  

    Absolutely not, at least on budget issues.

    Dan Benishek certainly has the backbone to resist the flamboyant desires of his Democrat opponents in Washington, (spend more, tax more, and assume more power) but he has illustrated on several occasions that he either lacks the backbone to resist the flamboyant desires of his Republican compatriots to essentially do the same thing, or he is spiritually aligned with much of the spend evermore agenda.  His capitulation to John Boehner in the budget process is testament to either an authentic Boehner-like tendency or spinelessness.  

    Whatever the case, it was not enjoyable watching our once gung-go conservative freshman Rep. get snookered at the outset by dipsticks such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid regardless of whether John Boehner was the one leading the charge.  

    Let me just say that I want to see what Mr. Inman says he has to offer.  I've already seen what Benishek is offering.  

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