BESSEMER, MI – The Tea Party Express launched its statewide tour aimed at unseating U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak because of his last-minute vote in favor of the health care overhaul.
Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams told approximately 200 people gathered Thursday night outside a VFW hall that it was time to send Stupak, a Democrat from Menominee, into forced retirement in November.
LANSING, MI – The Crosstown Showdown between the Lansing Lugnuts and MSU's baseball team was postponed due to rain and rescheduled for 7:05 p. m. on Monday, April 26th, at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Lugnuts kick off their 15th season today in Dayton, Ohio, with a three-game series against the Dragons.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Ben Gordon scored 22 points and made two key defensive plays in the final minute, leading the injury-riddled Detroit Pistons to a 90-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
The win came one night after the Pistons snapped an 11-game losing streak in Philadelphia. Detroit had lost 18 of its previous 20, dating to Feb. 24.
DETROIT – Tomas Holmstrom scored twice and Dan Cleary added a goal in a 1:16 span of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.
Niklas Kronwall added a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for Detroit. Mike Blunden had a goal and an assist, R.J. Umberger, Sammy Pahlsson also scored, and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for Columbus.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says she will not endorse a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor before the primary election. She says she expects any of the candidates would do well against the Republicans, who have been leading in the polls.
She says recent action from Democrats in Congress should help create a positive view of Democrats throughout the country.