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.
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.