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Gubernatorial Candidates Announce Town Halls

Three Republican candidates for Governor will participate in a series of town halls across the state. This morning, the campaigns of Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, state Senator Patrick Colbeck, and Dr. Jim Hines announced that they will be appearing together to share their individual ideas and messages for the state of Michigan. The town hall meetings will give voters the opportunity to ask candidates their positions on the issues.

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2018 Predictions

As 2018 begins, I would like to make some predictions about the upcoming elections this year. Michigan will be voting on all of its state executive and legislative officials, its U.S. Representatives, and one U.S. Senate seat, in addition to numerous other state and local positions. Anything could happen, but here’s what I think will happen.

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Michigan Candidates Earn Major Endorsements

Two Michigan candidates for 2018 picked up big out-of-state endorsements today. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker endorsed Bill Schuette’s bid for Governor, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio endorsed John James in his bid for U.S. Senate. Both Walker and Rubio were Republican presidential candidates in 2016, and their name recognition and experience could help convince Michigan voters to support the candidates.

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Mackinac Straw Poll Results

During the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference this weekend, MIRS News and Crain’s Detroit Business took a straw poll of the attendees. The poll included questions about candidate preferences (including undeclared candidates) and various ballot proposals. They released the results on Saturday evening, based on almost 700 respondents.

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