Beyond what party you registered for, beyond who you know, the central choice in every election is about your values. It's about your ideas for nurturing and stewarding the public trust.
I am not running for Congress based on pie-in-the-sky notions of what I will 'fight for' when I get there. I am presenting my track record as it already exists, promising to work every day on behalf of the people who send me there.
My top priority is making Detroit a world-class city again. As state representative in the 4th district, I will work to achieve this goal by urging our state to invest in infrastructure, education, and our neighborhoods.
As your representative in Congress, I will continue to champion bold progressive solutions that create jobs, cut student loan and mortgage debt, cut crime, reduce our prison population, and restore financial security for the people of our region.
This week, Mitt Romney avoided the embarrassment of losing his home state's primary, but not by much. The presumptive GOP nominee's campaign continues to sputter along, unable to win over the party's base. He blamed the lack of excitement on his unwillingness to "light my hair on fire" (who would want to inflame such a perfect coif?), but it likely has more to do with his inability to stop firing off tone-deaf comments like the latest ones about his multiple cars and his NASCAR team-owner pals. Luckily for Mitt, Rick Santorum keeps speaking his mind, revealing a candidate who thinks Obama is "a snob" for promoting higher education (despite his having more degrees than Ann Romney has Cadillacs), and that the government "should get out of the education business" (despite accepting thousands in government aid for his kids' home schooling). The level of discourse, unlike the trees in Michigan, is definitely not "the right height."
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum showed that he is the "severely conservative" one in the Republican race for the nomination -- as reflected by the vote in southwest Michigan's 6th Congressional District.
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Even before Giffords resigned from Congress earlier this year, there was plenty of speculation about whether Kelly would run for her seat. "It's not my time either," he tells me. "I got my arm twisted a bunch." Will it ever be his time? "I don't know," he says. "You never know."
Whenever a bad news topic arises like high gas prices or Iran, Obama's face is plastered all over the news with the caption, "What Does This Mean for the President's Re-Election Chances?" But, when there is good news on the horizon... nothing.
So what do we make of the Arizona and Michigan primaries? One thing's for sure: Mitt Romney didn't win them per se. Rick Santorum lost them.
Mitt Romney claims that he has a plan for "more jobs, less debt and smaller government." He also says that he has the "integrity" to "speak honestly with the American people." But his "plan" simply doesn't add up.
When Perry abandoned his run after a disastrous campaign, Romney's campaign apparatus could breathe a sigh of relief. Well that was premature. Beating Gingrich in Florida was easy compared to this. Santorum in Michigan is a political nightmare for Mitt Romney.
Over a thousand people showed up for a Rick Santorum rally Monday night at the Heritage Christian Academy, a K-12 private school in Kalamazoo. Organizers expected only 300.
Welcome to the new Republican Party. The party of homophobic, xenophobic, racist, anti-science, anti-education invective and hateful demagoguery. The party of mean and nasty and anti-accomplishment.
The Republicans who have been tearing themselves apart have done so not over ideological differences, but rather in a fang-and-claw fight to see who can conjure the most reactionary image. It is the usual exercise in minimalism.