New potential candidates from northern Michigan are considering a run for Congress because of U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak's decision to retire.
The Democrat from Menominee announced Friday that he would not seek re-election this year.
Michigan House Republican Leader Kevin Elsenheimer of Kewadin says in a statement Friday he is taking a "serious look" at running for Stupak's seat and will announce his decision in the coming days. Elsenheimer can't run for the state House again because of term limits.
Lansing, MI – LANSING, MI (WKAR) - One of Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak's harshest critics is celebrating word of the congressman's retirement. The Tea Party Express is planning to rally in Lansing Saturday evening.
The grass roots group was holding a rally in Escanaba when Stupak announced he's stepping down after nine terms in Congress. The Tea Party Express had launched a $250,000 media blitz to chastise Stupak for his support of the health care reform bill.
DAYTON, OH – The Lansing Lugnuts lost their first game of the season last night. The host Dayton Dragons took a 6-5, 11-inning win over the Lugnuts. Lansing and Dayton play the second game in their three-game series tonight at 7 p.m. at Dayton.
KANSAS CITY, MO – Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in four runs and Dontrelle Willis turned in six solid innings in his first regular-season start in almost 10 months, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
The Royals bullpen blew three saves in the season-opening three-game series against the Tigers.
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.