Congressman Dan Kildee on his first 100 days in office


Today marks 100 days that Dan Kildee has been in Congress. Today we talk to him about what he’s been working on during his first 100 days in office. Today we talk about What the Whip does in the House The struggle to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) The Paycheck Fairness Act – […]

Sequester impact on Michigan, audio from Dan Kildee, Sean McCann, Curtis Hertel Jr, UAW membership on the rise, Agema still hurting GOP


Today we have more audio from the March 28 tele-presser with Congressman Dan Kildee, State Rep Sean McCann, and Ingham County Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. The official recording of the entire presser is in the show notes. The full audio includes the identification of the media as well as the Kildee audio that […]

MI-06 Mike O’Brien Shreds Fred Upton in first debate: Can He Do it Again? Polls & Race Closing


As the national presidential debates come to a close, it is time to return to local debates and races where Democratic challengers are gaining ground, one of those is the Mike O’Brien for Congress campaign closing race with 26-year Republican incumbent Fred Upton, GOP Chair of the Energy and Commerce committee in the US House […]

Michigan primary election results – US Senate and US House of Representatives

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Michigan August 2012 primary election results – US Senate and US House of Representatives Hoekstra defeats Durant, etc. for the opportunity to lose to Debbie Stabenow in November. Not much question in the results: Clark Durant Gary Glenn Randy Hekman Pete Hoekstra Debbie Stabenow 217,457 36,128 45,299 357,186 397,613 Stabenow (inc) v Hoekstra in November […]

No Gimmicks, No Gamesmanship: Pass The Violence Against Women Act Immediately


Protecting women against domestic violence shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Yet, Senate Republicans have turned the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into a political game once again, threatening to water down the bill and even kill it altogether. Since its passage in 1994, VAWA has saved countless lives. Additionally, it has enacted […]

Meet Mike O’Brien


If you are anywhere near Southwest Michigan this Saturday, come join us for the O’Brien for Congress Announcement Tour. Mike O’Brien is our Democratic candidate to take on Fred Upton in the Sixth District this fall — or, if fate and the Republican primary voters decree, Jack Hoogendyk. Mike O’Brien of Douglas, Michigan, will announce […]

DCCC courting Snyder supporter Joe Schwarz to run against Walberg

So Joe Schwartz is considering another run against Tim Walberg, this time as a Democrat. Schwarz backed Schauer over Walberg in both elections but supported Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2010 campaign. “I consider myself an independent,” he said. “I haven’t gone anywhere philosophically … I’m a fiscal conservative, someone who’s for a very strong military […]

BREAKING: Trevor Thomas files paperwork in MI-03 to unseat tea party candidate Justin Amash

As I wrote about earlier this month, Trevor Thomas was mulling a run for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. With polling completed and suggesting a very viable candidacy, Thomas filed paperwork this morning to make it official. Here’s the press release: Trevor Thomas Files to Run in 3rd Congressional District, Pledges to Stand Up […]

BREAKING: Congressman Gary Peters scores coveted SEIU endorsement in MI-14


Game on Congressman Gary Peters faces two solid primary opponents in the newly-drawn 14th Congressional District in Michigan, Congressman Hansen Clark and Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, a situation intentionally created by Republicans during the redistricting process last year. This morning, Peters announced that he has picked up the much-coveted endorsement of the SEIU: I’ve got […]

Fred Upton appoints Big Gas lobbyist to position on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Iraqi war vet and “Friend o’ the (Eclecta)blog” John Waltz (pictured right) is running for Congress in Michigan’s 6th district against the pro-Big Oil, pro-Big Business, anti-environment incumbent Fred Upton. This is a good thing because, honestly, Upton is everything we do NOT want in a Congressional Representative. Upton is the chair of the House […]

Dan Kildee interview wrap-up

This is the last in a week long series on Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. “This is not a career change for me. I have spent my life working with people who are disconnected from the economy. This is supposed to be a nation of opportunity.” ~Dan Kildee, on […]

Dan Kildee on education and manufacturing

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. Sorry about the delay on this one, my blogging time was sucked up by some technical problems last night thru this afternoon. So far I’ve covered Dan’s background and his philosophies on […]