Michigan Report for Friday, October 31, 2014

Senate Race, Once Intense, Now Peters' To Lose

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Land Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters

Sixteen years ago, with the possibility of an unexpected opening for a Michigan Senate district in Kent County looming, then-Kent County Clerk Terri Land realized she needed to send a public signal of her interest should the vacancy occur.

"Stealth campaigns don't work," she told Gongwer News Service then.


Newsmaker Friday: Both Parties Focus On Ground Game In Victory Quest

Though they espouse opposing political philosophies, Michigan Republican Party Chair Bobby Schostak and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson share a theory for winning elections: Get activists into the neighborhoods to talk to the voters.


Senate Caucuses Continue Big Spending In Key Districts

While the 20th Senate District race continues to hands down see the most financial interest from both Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats, the campaigns of candidates in the 7th, 17th, and 32nd also saw late contributions just days away from Election Day.

Also In Gongwer

  • Candidates Praise Tenor Of Supreme Court Race
  • Totten Would Require Revelation Of Political Donations To Charities
  • House Republicans Pour $30K Into 104th
  • Report: Most Funds For Attorney General, Supreme Court Unreported
  • Appeals Court: Tenants Can Challenge Tax Assessments
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Released For 2015
  • Campaign Notes

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