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Governor’s race debate turns testy in Michigan

Governor’s race debate turns testy in Michigan

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan’s economic turnaround and Detroit’s progress toward emerging from bankruptcy, while Democratic challenger Mark…

Michigan’s Senate hopes an uphill fight

Michigan’s Senate hopes an uphill fight

Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a…

‘Accidental congressman’ loses seat in Michigan

‘Accidental congressman’ loses seat in Michigan

Republican U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, considered by some to be an “accidental” congressman, was easily defeated Tuesday in a Michigan district and became the third U.S. House incumbent to lose…

A busy primary day for House, Seante incumbents

A busy primary day for House, Seante incumbents

Senate and House incumbents in Kansas, Michigan and Missouri are trying to beat back challengers Tuesday in the kickoff to a busy month of primaries. Voters in Washington state consider…

Judge puts Rep Conyers back on Michigan ballot

Judge puts Rep Conyers back on Michigan ballot

A judge on Friday ordered U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ name placed on the August primary ballot, trumping Michigan election officials who said the Democrat was ineligible because of problems with…

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also…

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters sought to put his Republican opponent, Terri Lynn Land, on the defensive Monday by highlighting her 2012 opposition to the federal auto bailout, which…

For motorcycle riders, no helmets mean more injuries, deaths

For motorcycle riders, no helmets mean more injuries, deaths

The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an…

Democrats could be key factor in Michigan GOP primary

Democrats could be key factor in Michigan GOP primary

Republican social conservative Rick Santorum could see an uptick in support during Tuesday’s presidential primary in Michigan from an unlikely voting bloc: hardcore Democrats. Democratic activists and strategists have launched…

Crossroads day for Mitt Romney?

Crossroads day for Mitt Romney?

Mitt Romney faces a day of reckoning on Tuesday when Michigan votes to either grant him a big victory in the Republican presidential nomination battle or hand him a humiliating…

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