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    Tag: MI01

    Sarah Palin Endorses Dan Benishek in Michigan's First District

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 07:00:46 PM EST
    Tags: Sarah Palin, Benishek, MI01, Stupak (all tags)

    From Sarah Palin's facebook today:

    There's a lot of talk about the race in Michigan's 1st Congressional District. Dr. Dan Benishek is the kind of commonsense voice we need in Washington to replace the retiring Bart Stupak. As a physician, he understands why Obamacare must be repealed and replaced with true health care reform. Dan is determined to work to get our country's fiscal house in order. As a self-described "hunter and fisherman and proud member of the NRA," he's great for Michigan 1st District, which like Alaska, is home to outdoor enthusiasts who love their hunting and fishing. Please visit Dan's website at www.benishekforcongress.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Independent in Michigan's First District Colludes with Michigan Democratic Party to Damage Benishek.

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Thu Sep 30, 2010 at 11:45:42 PM EST
    Tags: MI01, Benishek, Democrats, Wilson, teaparty (all tags)

    Is Glenn Wilson a man of integrity?

    Last night, at the weekly meeting of the Petoskey Tea Party, the question was raised, "Will Glenn Wilson step out of the race on October 1st like he promised he would?"

    Wilson, running as an independent candidate in Michigan's First District Congressional race, told the members of the Petoskey Tea Party that he would drop out of the race on October 1st if it was clear all he was accomplishing was taking votes away from the Republican. His promise was given when concerns were raised about his candidacy splitting the conservative vote and allowing the Democrat to take the seat.

    Prior to the date of the primary, Wilson was introduced to the Petoskey Tea Party group, by then president of the group, Rich Carlson. Many of the members of the group were concerned by the fact that Wilson espoused many of the beliefs of the Republican Party, and wondered why Wilson did not duke it out in the primary like the rest. Wilson told the group, unequivocally, that if Jason Allen, a moderate Republican, did not win the primary, that he would pull out of the race. He clarified his pledge further, by saying that if by October 1st he had no real chance of winning, and he was hurting the chances of taking the seat away from the Democratic party, that he would drop out. "The tea party cannot support the Democratic party, and it is our job to get rid of RINO's," one tea partier said. Some mounting anger was felt at last night's meeting, considering that Wilson's campaign manager is Rich Carlson, and new revelations show collusion between the Wilson campaign and the Democratic Party in the latest smear against Dr. Dan Benishek.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Jason Allen and the Definition of a Liberal Republican

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 10:22:15 AM EST
    Tags: MI01, elections, Allen, conservatism (all tags)

    One of the ways that lawmakers in Michigan have been making names for themselves is by employing targeted tax incentives.  The practice is both criticized and applauded, depending on if the critic or the one who praises benefits in any way.

    The purpose of  easing taxes on business to motivate them or encourage them to do business in Michigan seems like a noble thought, after all, Michigan's unemployment rates are the highest in the country, and have been for 4 years now.  But one cannot ignore the absolute fact that the only benefit these schemes have is to vault the name of the sponsor in congress, and create an advantage by the recipient against his peers.

    According to Jack McHugh at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy,the most liberal agent of these targeted tax incentives is Senator Jason Allen.

    Since 2001, Allen has introduced at least 60 bills in this category,  many of them thinly disguised favors benefiting specific companies. In fact, these bills Allen introduced are clearly red flags, and once again highlight the fact that he is not conservative.

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