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    Tag: Senate (page 2)

    Carl Levin Out, Many Interested

    By Conservative First, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 01:08:09 AM EST
    Tags: Senate, Carl Levin, Gary Peters, Mike Rogers, Terri Land, Justin Amash, Roger Khan (all tags)

    After 36 years in the Senate, 87-year-old democrat senator Carl Levin is finally retiring.  Levin has amassed a long and terrible record that this I only partially chronicled back in 2008.

    The Carl Levin Record

    Michigan is pretty democrat in Presidential years, but leans Republican in midterms.  Still, the last time Michigan Republicans defeated an incumbent democrat senator was 1952.  While we had essentially no chance of beating Levin, this open seat is a prime opportunity.

    (10 comments, 675 words in story) Full Story


    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:17:17 AM EST
    Tags: DyNASTY, Gotta be a joke, Senate, 2014, Bobby Schostak, Sharon Wise, Saul Anuzis, ex post facto rules changes, memory holes, Karma runs over ones own Dogma?, Mmmm .. Coooouuuuld be, One Term Nerd (all tags)

    As in, oldtimer magic underpants.

    The older brother of presidential candidate Mitt Romney is interested in running for the Michigan Senate seat being vacated by Carl Levin in 2014.

    A state GOP official said Friday that Scott Romney, 71, is exploring his options with potential supporters. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly about specific candidates.

    An attorney, Scott Romney lost the 1998 nomination for attorney general at the Michigan Republican Party's convention. One of his ex-wives, Ronna, ran for the Senate in 1996 but lost to Levin.

    Just like that damn Bush dynasty with Jeb now flitting about, these clowns living on last name entitlement just can't take a hint.  Romney = Still trying in Michigan ever since daddy George created the State Income Tax

    Um, no.  No to everything seen the above.

    (4 comments) Comments >>

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    The Meat Puppet Faces New Ads

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 02:30:33 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Senate, Meat Puppet, Stabenow, Dangerously Incompetent (all tags)

    Debbie Stabenow, favored hand covering for labor and leftist interests, is going to be challenged by Pete Hoekstra in November.

    The emphasis as it turns out, will be placed on her part in not passing a budget in well over three years.  Calling her "NoBudgetDebbie", new ads point out that fact as well as the inability to be fiscally responsible on our behalf.

    Below is the video accompanying the campaign.

    Stabenow has to go. She is a disgrace to our state, and our country. She is ....

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    Action Alert! RTL Mistakenly Supporting Exchanges

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 03:25:38 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Health Care Exchanges, Lies, Suckers, Failures, Cowardice, Senate, House, Liberty Forever Gone, I WILL Say: (all tags)

    Don't believe a word you hear from supporters of Obamacare being implemented in any way. you are being lied to. This popped into the inbox today.

    Tina Dupont of the Tea Party of West Michigan writes:



     Michigan Right To Life has been convinced (guess by who)that a state written exchange will keep us from paying for abortions. They are a strong lobbying group in Lansing as you all know and they are, as I write this, working on our House members to get them to vote to use 9.8 Mill (our federal tax dollars) to start the process of writing a state exchange. Also NFIB has started to do likewise.

    Please Please Please, this has to go viral. We must pressure MI RTL to stop this madness and call our Michigan House yet again to encourage them to stay the course. Rep Haines has put up a very valiant fight for us and we must buck her up now so that she can hold her stand against this horrible confiscation of such a large chunk of our economy by Obama and his group of thugs!

    We know that it will not matter who writes this thing as the feds (HHS) will force us to pay for abortions. HHS has total control and they want this badly.

    The exchange will be available in later years if we find we cannot stop this thing. It does not have to be done today, now.

    She is correct. The exchange MUST NOT HAPPEN.

    Watch the video.  Then have your state legislator tell Washington to shove this intrusion into state's rights where the thermometer might go.

    Don't sit around.  Call now.

    Contact info listed below.

    (4 comments, 2314 words in story) Full Story

    Really Michigan? Rasmussen Says Stabenow Leads Top GOP Rivals for MI Senate

    By steve, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 02:28:26 PM EST
    Tags: Stabenow, Senate, Michigan, 2012 (all tags)

    Ow. - ED

    "Climate change is very real," she confessed as she embraced cap and trade's massive tax increase on Michigan industry - at the same time claiming, against all the evidence, that it would not lead to an increase in manufacturing costs or energy prices. "Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes."

    Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat - Michigan

    (14 comments, 478 words in story) Full Story

    Michigan GOP Threatens "Legal Options"?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 03:41:22 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Randy Richardville, RTW, FTW, MiFTW, Right-To-Work, Senate, Labor, Forced Unionism, No Confidence (all tags)


    Instead of acknowledging that there is trouble within the Michigan Senate, it might appear that the Senate GOP is going to circle the wagons.

    Not so worried about that.

    Around these parts we certainly acknowledge Michigan Senate majority leader Randy Richardville is a lousy excuse for a Republican.  He obviously has a conflict going on inside the ol oil can with regard to which side of the labor argument to be on.  He is a Republican.  However, and unnaturally, he seems to side with the goons that feast on the poor and unfortunate, that have more than enough problems without the help of a skim scam being protected by self service:

    "On Wednesday, March 14, Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, introduced Senate Bill 1018. The measure mirrors House Bill 4003, which was designed to stop the "skim" and prevent future forced unionizations. Co-sponsoring Hildenbrand's bill are 21 Senate Republicans. Only 20 votes are needed to pass legislation in the Senate.

    This should mean there are now 22 GOP Senators leaning toward voting "yes' on HB 4003 and sending it to the Governor. However, they can't vote for the bill if Sen. Richardville refuses to put it up for a vote."

    This has resulted in a number of criticisms (well deserved I might add) of the maj. leader about him pursuing his own agenda; one that is paid for in some way with union support.

    It has also created an atmosphere where the population at large, and those within his district are fed up enough to seek ANY legitimate effort to have him ousted. Their argument?  He does not represent Republicans, any more than Mark Brewer of the Michigan Democrats does.  

    ~ below the fold ~

    (4 comments, 853 words in story) Full Story

    REMINDER- Action Alert: House Republicans Wavering on Critical School Choice Legislation?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 11:35:25 AM EST
    Tags: Schools, School Choice, SB619, Education Reform, Michigan, Senate, Legislature (all tags)

    While there is still a chance.

    Just wanted to give everyone an update on last week's URGENT ACTION ALERT asking you to contact potentially wavering Republican House members to encourage them to support parental choice in our kids' education.

    The issue is such a slam dunk for Michigan parents and students even the Detroit News jumped on the bandwagon  in yesterday's Sunday edition, opining that the "House Should Choose School Choice."

    Just two months ago, lawmakers faced lifting the cap on charter schools. They did, after a heated fight. Now, they are mulling whether to expand virtual charter schools. Legislators should not place the interests of the education establishment above families who desire this alternative.

    The Republicans who wavered longest on the previous bill are the same ones who are irresolute now. The 10 or so lawmakers are mostly in their first term and are looking toward re-election in November.

    Though they are getting pounded with calls and visits from school superintendents and teachers unions, they shouldn't allow their own political concerns to cloud their principles.

    Indeed, and Amen!

    Is it really that much to ask our self-described "conservative" lawmakers to put principle above self interest?  Probably.  So let's marry the two.  They're hearing from the Debbie Squires of the world.  They need to hear from you, too!

    The unofficial word out of Speaker Bolger's office is that a vote on Senate Bill 619 will come this week Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  Please take a moment TODAY to contact your own state Representative and encourage him or her to vote YES on SB 619, to stand up to the MEA and to give hope and opportunities to every kid in Michigan.

    Last week's action alert identified about a dozen wobbly Republicans.  If you haven't reached out to them, please do that as well.  About half of the folks on that list have already heard your voice and plan to vote YES.  We need them all!

    Today you can give them a shout and tie their principles to their self interest.

    Comments >>

    Urgent Action Alert: House Republicans Wavering on Critical School Choice Legislation?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 05:01:52 PM EST
    Tags: Rep. Kevin Daley, Rep. Jeff Farrington, Rep. Frank Foster, Rep. Kurt Heise, Rep. Holly Hughes, Rep. Nancy Jenkins, Rep. Joel Johnson, Rep. Matt Lori, Rep. Peter MacGregor, Rep. Ed McBroom, Rep. Rick Olson, Rep. Peter Pettalia, Rep. Bruce Rendon, Rep. Bill Rogers, Rep. Sharon Tyler, Rep. Dale Zorn, Schools, School Choice, SB619, Education Reform, Michigan, Senate, Legislature (all tags)

    Parents across Michigan won a pretty big victory last year when the Republican majority in the state House and Senate successfully passed a package of legislation that expanded educational opportunities for Michigan kids.

    The various bills lifted the arbitrary cap on charter schools and empowered parents to pursue the education choices that work best for their kids.  As you probably know, two-thirds of the state's charter schools, most in urban districts like Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing and - of course - Detroit, have waiting lists a mile long as parents demand more choices and better results for their children.

    Despite the major advances and the fact that lawmakers listened to parents late last year, 2012 is an election year and some members of the state House Republican majority are worried about raising the ire of the MEA and their teacher union cronies.

    Keep reading.  (below the fold)

    (17 comments, 600 words in story) Full Story

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