Politics

Terri Lynn Land is Best Choice to Represent Republicans in 2014 Senate Race

July 13, 2013

In Michigan, it has been historically challenging for Republicans to win statewide elections in Presidential years. However, in Gubernatorial years, the GOP has enjoyed greater success. With the Gubernatorial cycle in 2014, this means the open United States Senate seat being vacated by Senator Carl Levin is a potential pickup and a great opportunity for […]

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Response to Attack on Macomb GOP

January 31, 2013

Dear Precinct Delegate, The convention season does not necessarily bring out the best in us and this season appears to be no exception. Last week you may have received a letter in the mail from Ann Brown, former Treasurer of the Macomb County Republican Party.  I say “may” as I know this was only sent […]

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What Kind of Republican Party Do You Want in Macomb County?

January 29, 2013

Dear Precinct Delegate, Another convention season is approaching with the county convention to be held on February 7. These conventions are for selecting the leadership of the State Party and Congressional Districts. Many candidates have declared for various offices, their campaigns are in motion and they may be asking for your support. Please consider the candidates carefully because […]

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Who Helped Mitt in Macomb County?

January 29, 2013

In a critical Presidential year, there were a variety of ways someone could help the cause to get Mitt Romney elected.   This was generally in the form of participating in phone banking, going door-to-door or both. The Michigan Republican Party organized numerous Super Saturdays to energize activists on Saturday afternoons in the Fall of 2012 […]

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The Selective Messaging Campaign in Macomb County

January 27, 2013

The next Republican convention in Macomb County is coming up on February 7 and as usual, campaign nonsense is afoot. The upcoming convention is to select Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention on February 22 and 23 in Lansing, MI.  At the state convention, the balance of party leadership at the State and District […]

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Macomb Delegate Apportionment Not Compliant With State Law

January 26, 2013

The apportionment of Republican precinct delegates in Macomb County for 2012 is not compliant with state law. The process for determining apportionment is governed by Michigan Election Law Act 116 of 1954 Section 168.623a. Section 3 of this provision states: The allotment of delegates to all precincts in the state shall be made to insure, […]

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Economic Theory of “Beer Money”

August 12, 2012

I’ve never been great at economics, but I do have a Master’s of Business Administration and more importantly, try to apply common sense to whatever decisions I make. The recent economic downturn impacted our family as it did many families across the country.  We had to make decisions on bills to pay, food to buy […]

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Macomb County Executive Seeks Sole Power Over County Purchasing

March 5, 2012

Macomb County is facing a crisis in governing.  A massive power grab is in motion that could spell long term disaster for the county. The citizens of Macomb County adopted a charter form of government in 2009.  This charter created a County Executive and reduced the size and scope of the County Board of Commissioners.  […]

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Follow the Money… Millage Postcard Funds Driven By Unions and Administrators

November 7, 2011

On July 28, 2011, a Political Action Committee (PAC) was formed called Macomb Citizens for Education.  The group’s defined purpose is support for the Special Education Millage that is on the ballot countywide on Tuesday, November 8. This group filed for organization very shortly after the 21 school districts unanimously approved putting the millage to […]

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Over 500 Million Reasons to Vote NO to the Millage on November 8

November 6, 2011

On Tuesday, November 8, Macomb County will vote on the “Special Education Operating Millage Proposal” as placed on the ballot by the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD). Here are some numbers to consider for the proposal… 1.2 mills – the increase on taxable property in the MISD area which covers the county’s 21 public school […]

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