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Michigan Election

House Race Highlights Struggle Between Tea Party, Establishment GOP

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

By Susan Cornwell GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 9 (Reuters) - Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan...

Pot Partially Decriminalized In Detroit

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroit voters passed a contentious proposal to partially decriminalize marijuana at the polls Tuesday, but it's uncertain whether city residents will...

New State Rep. Has A Criminal History

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Brian Banks, an eight-time convicted felon, emerged victorious at the polls Tuesday in the race for Michigan's new 1st district state House seat, winn...

Pete Hoekstra Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) lost to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in the U.S. Senate election in Michigan Tuesday night. Stabenow had a la...

Voters Overturn Controversial Law

Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

In a victory for unions and grassroots organizers, Michigan voters struck down a law that allowed state-appointed emergency managers to renegotiate un...

Bentivolio Wins Congressional Seat

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

The successor to disgraced U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan's 11th district will be a Tea-Party-backed veteran whose resume includes work as a ...

State Rejects Home Health Care Measure

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Proposal 4, which would have created a new registry for Michigan's home health care workers by amending the state constitution, was sunk by voters at ...

Controversial Mayor Recalled

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Janice Daniels, the elected mayor of Troy, Mich., made national headlines for statements that many deemed homophobic, and for a combative attitude tha...

State Rejects Collective Bargaining Measure

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

In a major blow to Michigan unions, voters rejected a proposal that would have amended the state's constitution to guarantee public and private-sector...

Controversial Bridge Amendment Fails

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan voters tossed out Proposal 6 at the polls Tuesday. The controversial ballot measure would have amended the state constitution to restrict the...

Michigan Rejects Proposal 5

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Michigan's voting public has come out strongly against Proposal 5. The measure would have amended the state constitution to change how the state gover...

State Rejects Renewable Energy Proposal

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Proposal 3, a state ballot initiative promoting renewable energy, fizzled out at the polls Tuesday. 36 percent of voters supported the measure, while ...

Debbie Stabenow Wins Reelection

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) was projected to retain her seat, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Stabenow was heavily favored over GOP ...

LOOK: Michigan Election Results MAP

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Here is where you'll find the Michigan election results for the 2012 presidential election, the state's Senate and House contests and how citizens vot...

88-Year-Old Election Volunteer Robbed Leaving Campaign Office

Detroit Free Press | Tammy Stables Battaglia | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit

Investigators spent Monday searching for a man who robbed an 88-year-old election volunteer as he was leaving the Democratic Party campaign office in ...

Hurricane Sandy Causes Big Trouble For Michigan Absentee Voters

Detroit Free Press | Paul Egan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit

LANSING -- Superstorm Sandy caused so much disruption on the East Coast that New Jersey officials allowed displaced residents to vote by e-mail in tod...

Presidential & Senate Races Lean Blue In Michigan Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, 16 electoral votes are at stake in the Michigan election. President Barack Obama goes into the contest polling just ahead of Republican...

Democratic Incumbent Has Big Lead Over Republican In Michigan Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Michigan Senate race, two-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow is facing former Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra. Hoekstra was last seen in ...

LIVE UPDATES: Election Day In Michigan

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

On Election Day, Michigan voters will consider six proposals and vote in a plethora of important races. The state has 16 electoral votes in the presid...

Proposal 3 Would Cost Michigan $12 Billion

Howard Edelson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit
Howard Edelson

At first glance, Proposal 3 looks like a great idea. I support renewable energy. But I oppose Proposal 3 because it's bad for Michigan. Proposal 3 would force Michigan to gamble $12 billion on today's renewable energy technology.

8-Time Felon Running For State Rep. Is In Trouble With The Law Again

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit

Brian Banks, an ex-felon running for state representative in Michigan's first district, has told voters he's turned his life around, but recent procee...

Brother Calls House Candidate 'Mentally Unbalanced'

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Five days before Michigan voters will choose a new successor to the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, an already strange race ...

Moroun Spent Millions On Bridge Proposal

Detroit News | Posted 10.27.2012 | Detroit

Lansing -- Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun has dumped $31.3 million into his Proposal 6 campaign to require statewide votes on tunnels a...

'There's Going To Be National Headlines All Over The Country -- Tea Party Goes Down'

Posted 10.27.2012 | Detroit

Troy, Mich. Mayor Janice Daniels could be recalled next month -- an unusual political possibility for a part-time official in this upscale Metro Detro...

Free The Files and Huffington Post Team Up To Unlock Campaign Finance Donations In Michigan

ProPublica | Amanda Zamora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Detroit

By Amanda Zamora/ProPublica, Oct. 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m. In our ever-expanding quest to Free the Files, ProPublica is teaming up with Huffington Post...