They Said It:

“He is the antithesis of slick…He is such not a political animal…that we worry a little bit about his re-election.”
--- Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah on Gov. Rick Snyder (OZY, 3/10).

“Finally, I was able to get gas at a third [gas] station (by this time my wife and son were threatening to walk the rest of the way home). Now this is not a story of stubbornness in the face of obstacles, but a story of minimum wage.”
--- Hillsdale College Professor and former Gov. John Engler adviser Gary Wolfram arguing that the minimum wage is the reason he has to pump his own gas (Detroit News, 3/7).

Inside Michigan Politics 2014 House Rankings

Inside Michigan Politics 2014 House Rankings

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

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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

Exclusive: Internal Poll Shows David Trott Defeating U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio in MI-11 GOP Primary

Exclusive: Internal Poll Shows David Trott Defeating U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio in MI-11 GOP Primary

An internal poll shows attorney David Trott with a double-digit lead over U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) in the GOP primary for the 11th Congressional District seat.                          

The live-operator survey taken last week by North Carolina-based National Research Inc., was obtained by Inside Michigan Politics. IMP made the call to run the poll because of the lack of public polling in the race and the pollster’s record. Former New York Times analyst Nate Silver ranked National Research near the top his list of accurate polling firms in the 2012 cycle.

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