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Michigan and DC – Mirroring Partisan Control

Oct 17, 2018

Does Michigan tend to follow the shifting partisan sands of Washington D.C.?  You bet.  Over the past 50 years (25 terms) the Michigan House of Representatives and the U.S. House of Representatives have mirrored each other when it comes to party control, with the exception of just two terms.  Prior to 1993, Michigan Democrats controlled […]

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Lt. Governor Underscores Michigan as a Manufacturing Leader

Oct 12, 2018

On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Brian Calley traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the Manufacturing USA Congressional Briefing. The briefing, hosted by the House and Senate Manufacturing Caucuses in conjunction with Manufacturing USA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, focused on securing global leadership in advanced manufacturing, enhancing national security, and accelerating economic growth. […]

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General Election Overview: 11th U.S. House District

Aug 22, 2018

Through the general election on November 6, on the MLC Blog we will be highlighting races for which due to the voter base the seat could be won by either the Democratic or Republican candidate.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District Overview The 11th U.S. House District is located in Southeast […]

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General Election Overview: 8th U.S. House District

Aug 21, 2018

Through the general election on November 6, on the MLC Blog we will be highlighting races for which due to the voter base the seat could be won by either the Democratic or Republican candidate.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District Overview The 8th US House District includes Ingham and Livingston […]

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Primary Election Overview: 3rd U.S. House District

May 15, 2018

Through the primary election on August 7, on every Tuesday and Thursday on the MLC Blog we will be highlighting races for which the primary is the key race due to the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available. District Overview The 3rd U.S. House District is in West Michigan. It […]

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Speaker of the House Only Feels Like a Lifetime Appointment

Apr 18, 2018

The role of Speaker of the House, whether in the U.S. Capitol or in your state Capitol conjures up the image of power and longevity.  Heck, once you get the job, why would you let go? Serving as the leader of the people’s chamber, and second in line of presidential and governor succession, is the […]

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Republicans Have a Good Election Night

Nov 11, 2016

Tuesday’s General Election brought many surprises to several statewide elections.  In the House of Representatives, the partisan makeup will remain the same, after one incumbent Democratic Representative lost his seat because the party flipped a previously held Republican seat.  However, prior to the election, many pollsters and insiders had expected the Democratic caucus to gain […]

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Election Preview – Federal Races

Nov 01, 2016

While this election year the Presidential race is getting most of the media coverage, voters throughout Michigan will be voting on many important races next week. As is the case every two years, all of Michigan’s fourteen U.S. Representatives are up for reelection.  Of those, only two seats are open due to the current Congressional […]

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