Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bachmann’s World

Michele Bachmann announced recently that she would not seek another term, thus bringing to an end her sometimes very bizarre tenure in the House of Representatives. If you are a long-time reader of this site, you know that she is one of our favorite politicians.

Upon announcing her retirement from the House she told her supporters she was not actually retiring

“I’m not retiring, I’m not going silent, I’m not quitting my public involvement. In fact, I may run for another public office, that may happen, but for right now, I think I’m going to find another perch to weigh in on these matters.”

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Wanted: Midwest Republicans for Senate in 2014 – from my column at


(EDITOR’S NOTE – this story was originally published on 5/23 in my column at IVN – The MidWest Wing Report)

In the Midwest, it is becoming difficult to find high-profile Republicans for Senate races in 2014. This past week, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI 8) announced he would not seek election to replace the retiring Carl Levin (D-MI), Michigan’s senior member of the United States Senate. Rogers cited his position within House leadership (he is chair of the House Intelligence Committee) and the GOP majority in the House as reasons to why he would not seek the open senate office. Rogers was viewed by many as the favorite for the seat, at least among establishment Republicans.

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The Next Detroit Mayor – from my column at

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(EDITOR’S NOTE – this story was originally published on 5/23 in my column at IVN – The MidWest Wing Report)

Last week, current Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced he would not seek re-election for the post he has held since 2009. This opened up what would already have been a very interesting election.

A total of nineteen people have filed to take part in the primary election on August 6. Although the mayoral race is technically nonpartisan, a Democrat has held the seat since 1962. The top two vote netters from the primary will then face-off on November 5.

Of course, there has already been some controversy as one of the high-profile candidates has had his campaign challenged. Mike Duggan, the former CEO of the Detroit Medical Center, faced a challenge to the residency requirements that candidates must abide by.

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