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Tag: Tom George
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
A critical choice will be made tomorrow by many voters in this once-great state; some voters, in fact, have already made their choice. Regardless of which county, township, or municipality you live in, every voter in the State of Michigan will have the opportunity to vote in the Gubernatorial Primary Election. This is a big deal. Michigan has suffered for the past seven and a half years under executive leadership that is most charitably described as incompetent; whom we elect this time will either guide us out of the hole we're in, or dig us deeper into it.
The general consensus, on these pages as well as statewide, is that a republican governor will serve Michigan better than a Democrat. Given that the epic failures of Governor "protobama" Granholm have been on national display, this is not surprising. However, there has been considerable disagreement as to precisely which republican candidate would be the best choice. Personally, I took my time making up my mind, not settling on a choice until about two weeks ago. For the record, the polling didn't drive my decisions . . . I actually did my own research. What follows "below the fold" are strictly my personal opinions and conclusions based on that research.
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By kenmatesevac, Section News
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By Wendy Day, Section News
~ Be sure to check out all of the videos below the fold as well ~
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By Wendy Day, Section News
Job Description and Qualifications: A governor is the chief executive of a state, similarly to how the president is the chief executive of the country. Specific duties for governors are defined by each state's constitution, but commonly, they sign bills into law, propose budgets, and see that state agencies are staffed and operating as directed by law. Also, a governor is the commander of his or her state's national guard.
Candidates for Governor must:
Have lived in the United States for at least 5 years
Candidates for Governor should:
Be of good moral character
To watch video responses to these questions, go to Governor Wanted
How did you tell your wife you wanted to run for Governor and what does she think about your campaign?
What was your favorite job and why?
Describe a time you stood up for what you believe in and it cost you something politically. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
Describe a time you had to lead in a crisis. What happened, how did you respond, what was the outcome?
How, specifically, will you demonstrate your support for the 10th Amendment?
If you could only pass one bill during your first term, what specifically would it say?
Policy Questions on issues including taxes, business, abortion and education.
When your time in office is done, what will you want people to say about you?
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By JGillman, Section News
Things are starting to happen in the primary cycle. There are some of you who have felt that the advertising done by the Cox campaign regarding the TARP was too tough, or perhaps distasteful. The results are in, and the ads, as well as a the plan advertised by Cox for Michigan's future seem to have moved public opinion in his favor.
The Mike Cox 2010 campaign today released the results of a new poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies showing Mike Cox leading the race for governor.
According to Public Opinion Strategies pollster Neil Newhouse:
"After only two weeks of out-state advertising, Cox has essentially erased Pete Hoekstra's once commanding 13-point lead and reshaped this race,"
The poll of 400 likely GOP primary voters finds Mike Cox in first place with 21 percent of the vote, Pete Hoekstra tied in first at 21 percent, Rick Snyder at 18 percent, Mike Bouchard at 10 percent and Tom George at 2 percent. The poll was conducted May 25-27 with a margin of error of +/-4.9%.
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By JGillman, Section News
Welcome to the Michigan gubernatorial Speedway, where the twists and turns can be both deadly or maybe put you ahead. The track has changed a little, and too many left turns will send you off road.
The official, yet unofficial record shows filing for the Michigan GOP nod at governor as of 4PM today to be:
The Democrat candidates are not listed here, as they have chosen to run a demolition derby.
Gentlemen? Start your engines..
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By JGillman, Section News
A couple of days ago, Things started happening that are of grave concern to Michigan and our country. The health care "reform" act was passed with the help of all of Michigan Democrat congressmen, and the solutions from Michigan's prospective governors started to appear. News reports and releases have given us a little insight to where these Republican candidates stand.
Mike Cox has filed a lawsuit coinciding with other state's attorneys general, citing the unconstitutionality of the new federal law.
Pete Hoekstra as a member of Congress has been in the front line battle against the package, and has referred to the AG's plan in what could be described as a supportive stance.
Mike Bouchard has said Cox's effort is a "flawed approach." suggesting that Michigan's better option would be to withhold money going to the federal government.
And Rick Snyder and Tom George remain conspicuously quiet.
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By apackof2, Section News
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