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    Tag: Mike Nofs

    Great Plan Nofs

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 10:50:56 AM EST
    Tags: Mike Nofs, Government Created Monopolies, Rationed Suply, Energy Cost Will Necessarily Skyrocket, Big Government RINO ideology (all tags)

    There is no need to open up Michigan's electric market to more competition, Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek said.

    After weeks of reviewing the state's 2008 energy reform laws and hearing testimony for about 60 people, the chair of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee said raising the 10 percent cap on customer choice is not necessary.

    "I don't think there was a huge outcry (about raising the cap)," Nofs said. "I think the current law is working pretty good."

    Michigan's 2008 energy-reform law limits competition to 10 percent of the sales of the state's two largest utilities: Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison.

    When the law was enacted in October 2008, 3 percent of Consumers' customers were buying from alternative providers. Ten months later, that figure hit the 10 percent cap.

    Rest here

    Yessiree, keep sitting on that government maintained monopoly, Mikey.

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    What Would Sarah Do?

    By Wendy Day, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 05:37:33 PM EST
    Tags: Mike Nofs, Common Sense (all tags)

    In the New York 23rd Congressional District special election next Tuesday, Sarah Palin raised a ruckus by endorsing a Conservative Party candidate against an outrageous RINO chosen by that state's morally bankrupt GOP establishment.

    Last summer, in the Republican primary to fill Michigan's vacant 19th state Senate seat, we raised a ruckus by dropping leaflets in the district exposing the outrageous RINO record of the the Michigan GOP's chosen one for the seat, former state representative Mike Nofs. More ruckus was raised when our Common Sense in Government organization (formerly the New Patriot Revolution) "educated" grass roots GOP activists about Nofs at the recent Mackinac Island party conference.

    I'm no Sarah Palin, but given Nofs' voting record I have to wonder whether sending the Republican Party establishment over the deep end by seeking his defeat in a general election is worth considering.

    After all, I'm a political Independent, and indifferent to which party wins so long as the victor upholds the limited government principles of Common Sense in Government. There are four candidates in this race, and the best candidates most likely are not either of the mainstream party candidates.

    The fact that this decision requires some thought indicates just how far Michigan's Republican Party has strayed from the principles they profess to their grass roots supporters - but increasingly are betrayed by lawmakers with "R" after their names.

    My sincere hope is that if he wins next Tuesday, we see a new Mike Nofs -- not the one who kow-tows to the unions or the one who voted to spend most of that big tax increase from two years ago.

    We're not naive here at Common Sense in Government. If we can get a majority of lawmakers who are afraid to do the wrong thing, that's a lot better than just having a tiny handful of really good ones who genuinely want to do the right thing. Maybe we can add Mike Nofs to that majority who, with pressure from you, will do the right thing.

    It's little victories like that which make us want to stand up and speak truth to power in the first place. Here's hoping that Mike Nofs and the GOP establishment are listening.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Mike Nofs Needs Your Help

    By DMOnline, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 08:46:19 AM EST
    Tags: Mike Nofs (all tags)

    UPDATE (10/26/09): It should be noted that Mr. Nofs has received the endorsement of Right to Life, several business organizations and Citizens for Traditional Values. He has received the endorsement of the Michigan Education Association. For some, that may automatically disqualify him. But from my point of view, improving the education of our children must always be a high priority. I've checked with several sources whom I trust within the Michigan's conservative movement and they all concur that Mr. Nofs is a good man and will be a great state senator. Is he perfect? No candidate is. But he's very good on most issues and is certainly far better than the alternative. *********

    With just over a week from the special election in the Battle Creek area for a state Senate seat, there is geniune hope that the Republicans may actually win back this seat vacated by a Democrat.

    I'm not affiliated with Republican nominee Mike Nofs campaign.  Not involved at all and don't live in his district, actually.  But given the state of our state, I cannot think of anything more important at this moment than ensuring Mr. Nofs wins the November 3rd election.

    But he needs our help and support to pull off that victory.  This is a "purple" district and it is expected the Democrat machine will be pouring in lots of money and resources in this last week of the campaign to elect their nominee.

    The Republican-controlled state Senate is the only barrier to Governor Granholm and her fellow Democrats running the state House from implementing even more of their liberal policies that have already so damaged our state.  We need to increase our strength in the state Senate by electing Mike Nofs.

    If you're interesting in helping Mr. Nofs campaign in this final and critical week before election day, please visit his website by clicking here.


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    How to Make the Political Elite Really Mad

    By Wendy Day, Section News
    Posted on Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 06:51:38 AM EST
    Tags: Mike Nofs, New Patriot Revolution, Tea Party (all tags)

    How do you make the political elite really mad?  It actually is pretty easy.  Some of you have already found out that if you show up to their town hall meetings and ask tough questions, they don't like it much.  

    You might ask, "Did you read the bill?" or "What example can you give that government does anything well?"

    They will fidget, narrow their eyes and point their finger at you. Or as we have seen recently, they may yell a you, take phone calls while you are talking or even have you arrested. Another tactic they have adopted is to call in the SEIU thugs.  They call the citizens who dare to ask questions members of the "mob." Meanwhile, the real mobsters and thugs are brought in to defend their indefensible policies.
    Speaking of the SEIU....


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    By JacksonFixMichiganCenter, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 03, 2009 at 11:16:32 AM EST
    Tags: Mike Nofs, Victory Center (all tags)

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    What do we owe the Republican Party?

    By Wendy Day, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 08:44:53 AM EST
    Tags: Mike Nofs (all tags)

    We like Mike, just not his voting record...

    The Republican Party is either ignoring us, or thinks that we are "in the bag" for their candidates. They are wrong!

    They are putting all their tea bags in one cup, and calling for support of Mike Nofs in the 19th District.

    Mike Nofs is a nice guy. He is well spoken, seems to care about Michigan, and is working hard to get elected. Unfortunately for Mike, he has a voting record that isn't all that great.

    Read on...

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    When is flipping a Congressional District officially a mixed bag?

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Wed Mar 18, 2009 at 01:00:38 PM EST
    Tags: 19th Senate, special election, Mark Schauer, Mike Nofs, redistricting, Jon Stryker (all tags)

    It would be hard to argue that the decision by national Democrats to lure Mark Schauer away from his day job for a Congressional bid in a GOP district was a tactical misstep.  Despite broken promises that the former state Senator wouldn't run for Congress in 2008, accusations of anti-Semitism, revelations that he'd lied to the press and his constituents about campaign donations from controversial oil industry figures and a state investigation into egregious campaign finance violations that recently culminated in the largest financial penalty in Michigan history, he is now, officially, Congressman Mark Schauer.

    Last November Schauer unseated an incumbent Republican and is now a part of the largest Democratic majority of this generation.  That's a win for the Dems, any way you cut it.

    It would be similarly silly to argue, though, that Schauer's sudden absence in Lansing hasn't saddled the left with a glaring (and likely very expensive) problem at the worst conceivable time.

    Michigan has been trending bluer in recent years with Democrats holding both seats in the Senate, a majority in the Congressional delegation, the Governor's office and an overwhelming numerical superiority in what was, until recently, a Republican state House.  The GOP held the state Senate in 2006 by only a few thousand total votes and currently enjoys a tenuous 21-16 majority.

    Control of the upper chamber after the 2010 general elections is critical since the Senate will be a major player in redrawing the state's legislative districts for the next ten years.  

    For this reason more than any other, conservatives at the state and national level are thrilled about the prospect of picking up a seat and an "incumbent" designation when voters go to the polls early this November.

    Former state Representative and law enforcement vet Mike Nofs has already all-but sealed up the Republican nomination for a run at the 19th state Senate district while the Democrats could very likely be staring down the barrel of a drawn out primary between bitter rivals from the state House.  

    Nofs is a solid conservative with an impressive resume and a reputation as a bi-partisan problem solver.  He's also a proven vote-getter in the one largely Democratic portion of the District, the Battle Creek area (home to Kellogg's Company).  Had Schauer remained at home he likely would have faced a serious challenge from Nofs in 2010.  The Republican's chances look that much better without having to worry about a seasoned incumbent.

    State Democrats aren't willing to go down without a fight, though, and are expected to bring out their "big guns."  Kalamazoo billionaire and gay-special-rights extremist Jon Stryker poured millions in soft money into legislative races in 2006 and 2008, purchasing monumental liberal gains in both chambers.  

    With an entire decade of electoral advantage on the table in the 19th this fall, he is widely expected to spend more and politic dirtier.  Democrats simply can't afford this loss this year.  It'd almost be enough to make a Party wish they'd done without one extra member in Congress.

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    Granholm FINALLY calls Special Election for 19th Senate

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 10:04:23 PM EST
    Tags: 19th, Special Election, Mike Nofs, Mike Simpson, Marty Knollenberg (all tags)

    I'd say "better late than never" but that'd be giving the Governor too much credit.  Nearly four months after Mark Schauer broke the promise he'd made to his constituents, running and winning a seat in Congress despite pledges he'd serve his full term as the 19th District's state Senator, Jennifer Granholm has finally called a special election.

    Over the last two months, residents in Calhoun and Jackson Counties have been without representation in the Michigan State Senate.  Despite the Governor's announcement, that won't change anytime soon.

    Instead of calling the special during the local May elections, she's decided to wait until August for the Primary and November for the General.  Unclear immediately just how many extra tax dollars will be wasted by forcing local clerks to ramp up otherwise unneeded efforts in August but I'll see what I can do to crunch some numbers.

    Worth asking the question why she'd bite the bullet and waste the extra cash, though.  The answer won't surprise you.

    The unofficial scuttle-butt around the Capitol today is that Dem polling looks down right ugly.  Rumor has it they had a poll in the field, testing a variety of candidates.  Republican Mike Nofs positively cleaned the floor with likely Democrat candidates, Reps Mike Simpson and Marty Griffin.  A certain freshman Democratic Rep fared better than the longer tenured Dems but even she lost in the head-to-head.

    I spoke with Senate Republican officials at Convention this evening and they claim to have polling that shows the exact same thing.

    By holding off, avoiding an election as long as they can, the Granholm-Cherry administration is hoping against hope that the local political environment will shift back in their favor.  This was a Dem seat and it looks like a real GOP pick-up opportunity.

    And all they have to sacrifice to protect their partisan political interests is the fundamental right of citizens to equal representation under the law.

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