They Said It:

“I do. But I don’t share that.” 

--- Gov. Rick Snyder when asked by reporters in New York if he had a position on gay marriage. Snyder came out against it during a 2010 gubernatorial debate (Buzzfeed, 3/24).

“I feel the pain.” 

--- Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, who's running for Congress in the 14th congressional district, speaking for everyone who's driven Michigan's pothole-littered roads lately (Observer & Eccentric, 3/21).

Inside Michigan Politics 2014 House Rankings

Inside Michigan Politics 2014 House Rankings

Irwin, Roberts Most Liberal
McMillin, Franz, Lund Most Conservative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Publisher Susan J. Demas, 517.420.6779, susan@sjdemas.com

The 2014 election is a little more than six weeks away, and Inside Michigan Politics has the definitive rankings of the Most Liberal and Most Conservative members of the House of Representatives.

Three Republicans hold the title of Most Conservative this year: Reps. Tom McMillin (R-Auburn Hills), Ray Franz (R-Onekama) and Pete Lund (R-Shelby Twp.). They each posted a 7.14% liberal voting record.

Rep. Greg MacMaster (R-Kewadin) had the second-most conservative voting record with 7.69%. There was a six-way tie for third place (10.71%) between Reps. Frank Foster (R-Petoskey), Tom Hooker (R-Byron Center), Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck), Ken Goike (R-Ray Twp), Joel Johnson (R-Clare) and Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton).

2014 August Primary Winners, Losers and Surprises

2014 August Primary Winners, Losers and Surprises

Split Decision for Tea Party, Business Groups Rack Up Big Win with Prop 1

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Contact: Publisher Susan J. Demas, 517.420.6779, susan@sjdemas.com

More people appear to be talking about last night’s Michigan primary than actually voted in it. Inside Michigan Politics is here to cut through the clutter of who won, who lost and who stunned.

Winners

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