Election 2012

NewsRoom
12:00 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Sen. Jones Discusses GOP Losses In Eaton County

Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge)
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Before he was a state senator, Republican Rick Jones was Eaton County's state representative, and before that, sheriff. In November, the GOP lost both of those offices.

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NewsRoom
5:16 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Michigan’s 16 Electoral College Votes Officially Cast For Obama/Biden

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Michigan’s delegates to the Electoral College have cast their 16 votes for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. 

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NewsRoom
6:11 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

It’s Official: Obama Wins Michigan

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The Board of State Canvassers on Monday has officially adopted the vote totals for the November elections, including the presidential race. The official count is almost 2.6 million votes for President Obama; 2.1 million for Mitt Romney. 

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TV Made in Michigan
9:19 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Off the Record | November 9, 2012

Demas, Livengood, Gorchow, Pluta, appearing on Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Correspondents Edition. The panel discusses the presidential race, ballot plans, and the Michigan Congressional and House races.

Zachary Gorchow, Rick Pluta, Susan Demas and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Election 2012
10:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

MI First Election 2012

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6: MI First Election is streaming full coverage of the election from WKAR studios throughout the day, at bit.ly/MIFIRSTELECTION

MI First Election is a project focusing on the viewpoints of college-age, first-time voters in Michigan.

Over 200 journalism students at Michigan State University provide MI First Election coverage online throughout election day. WKAR's evening PBS NewsHour broadcast will feature reporting from MI First Election, along with updates from the WKAR NewsRoom.

 

NewsRoom
4:46 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Candidates Make Final Push In Michigan Before Tuesday’s Election

With the 2012 campaign coming to an end, state-wide candidates are making one last push to get out the vote. Both parties held rallies across the state Monday.

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NewsRoom
4:39 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Voting advocate group helps MSU students cast ballots

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As the presidential election draws near, a voting advocacy group at Michigan State University is helping students prepare to cast their ballot.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

ELECTION 2012: MSU Trustees Ferguson, Foster Face Challengers Sakwa, Mosallam

Voters will elect two people to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Election 2012: Ballot Props Cover Wide Range Of Issues

The international crossing at Detroit's Ambassador Bridge. The bridge's owners were behind several of the proposals on the 2012 ballott.
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There are six statewide ballot proposals for Michigan voters to decide in the 2012 election. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s State Capitol Bureau Chief, Rick Pluta about the ballot issues, starting with Proposal One.

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Election 2012
8:19 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Election 2012: Control of MI Supreme Court is On the Line

Two incumbents are running for re-election to the Michigan Supreme Court. Voters will also decide who'll claim one open seat.
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There are three races this year for spots on the Michigan Supreme Court. Two incumbents are running, and there’s one open seat.

The Republican and Democratic parties spend millions of dollars to get their candidates elected to the state’s highest court – even though they are on the non-partisan part of the ballot.

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Election 2012
5:04 am
Fri November 2, 2012

In Michigan, A Contentious Battle Over A Bridge

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 11:43 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

On Election Day next week, Michigan voters will face a question about international bridges and tunnels. It's really a question about one bridge in particularly - a long-planned and highly-contested connection between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

As Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports, it's an electoral twist in a bitter struggle with Michigan's governor and Canada on one side, and a billionaire bridge owner on the other.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

ELECTION 2012: Eaton County Sheriff's Race Heats Up

WKAR's Scott Pohl has a look at the race for Sheriff in Eaton County.

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Election 2012: 69th House Likely to Stay Blue

Two local public service veterans are competing to represent Michigan's 69th district in the state House.  Democrat Sam Singh is a former East Lansing councilman and mayor.  Republican Susan McGillicuddy is a former Meridian Township trustee who's served as the township's supervisor for the last 12 years.

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Dems Are In The (68th) House

WKAR's Mark Bashore takes a look at the contest between Andy Schor (D) and Tim Moede (R) in Michigan's 68th House district.

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Election 2012
6:12 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Presidential Campaigns In Michigan Not Slowing Down For Sandy

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President Obama's and Mitt Romney's campaigns say bad weather won't slow down their efforts in Michigan.

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Cochran, Oesterle Both Predict Victory In Tight 67th House Contest

There's growing speculation that a Democratic Lansing-area House district could elect a Republican next week.

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Election 2012
4:57 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Bill Clinton Endorses MI's Proposal 3

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Former President Bill Clinton is encouraging Michigan voters to approve Proposal Three on the November ballot.

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Election 2012
9:30 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Gov. Snyder Kicks Off Statewide Tour Opposing Proposed Amendments

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
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Governor Rick Snyder sets off on a statewide tour Monday to talk about the November ballot. He’ll be urging people to vote “yes” on Proposal One and “no” on the other five ballot questions.

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NewsRoom
6:17 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Hoekstra: Energy Tax Credits A Waste Of Money

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra says federal alternative energy business subsidies are a waste of money that he would end if given the chance. The former congressman appeared Friday on a statewide public radio call-in show.

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TV Made in Michigan
8:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

"Off the Record" Hosts MSU Board of Trustees Candidates

Off the Record with Tim Skubick presents a debate between two candidates for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees in the October 26 episode of the weekly capitol affairs program from WKAR.

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Election 2012
11:26 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Election 2012: Four Seek Seats as Local Judges

Attorneys Jim Jamo and Ken Ross are running for judge in the 30th circuit court. Attorney Andrea Larkin and State Rep. Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing) are competing for a spot in the 54B district court.
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There are two contested races this year for judgeships in Ingham County.  In the 30th circuit court, attorneys Jim Jamo and Ken Ross are each vying for the bench.  State representative Mark Meadows is challenging attorney Andrea Larkin to become a judge in 54B district court.

WKAR's Kevin Lavery and WKAR's Mark Bashore report.

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Election 2012
6:35 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Snyder: Rejection of Prop 2 Would Not Be A Green Light For Right-To-Work

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Governor Rick Snyder says Proposal Two should not be viewed as a referendum on whether Michigan becomes a right-to-work state that outlaws compulsory union membership. The question would guarantee collective bargaining rights in the state constitution.

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It's All Politics
7:16 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

In Final Debate: Some Sparks, But Also Points Of Agreement

President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at tonight's debate in Boca Raton, Fla.
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Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 12:14 am

Foreign policy proved to be a subject that kept the tone mostly substantive tonight in the third and final debate between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney before the Nov. 6 election.

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Election 2012
2:48 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Today - WKAR Election 2012 | Mon. 10/22


The focus today week is on the third and final presidential debate between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

Listen during drivetime to All Things Considered on 90.5 FM for preview coverage, and join the live NPR chat online tonight beginning at 8:30.

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Blogs
2:33 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Michigan Calling: The Senate Race

Last week, Michigan citizens had the opportunity to question U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) on "Michigan Calling," a radio special airing on 90.5 WKAR.

This week, her challenger, former Representative Pete Hoekstra (R), will respond to listener questions during a "Michigan Calling" special on Friday, October 26, at 9 a.m.

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Election 2012
2:19 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Debate Live Chat from NPR | Oct. 22

Monday's presidential debate live chat from NPR.
Live chat hosted by NPR's Frank James. Open for comments throughout the day, live beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Election 2012
1:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

VIDEO: PBS NewsHour Election 2012

Live streaming of PBS Newshour  Election 2012 coverage.

TV Made in Michigan
3:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Off the Record | October 19, 2012

The panel discusses the State Senate's approval of Blue Cross bill and how the second debate played in Michigan.

The guests are Mark Brewer, state Democratic chair and Bobby Schostak, state Republican chair.

Bill Ballenger, Kyle Melinn and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

ELECTION 2012: In 71st, Abed Challenges Shaugnessy in Re-Match of 2010 Race

Rep. Deb Shaughnessy (left) defeated Theresa Abed (right) in 2010.
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In Eaton County this year, the state house election is a rematch of the 2010 vote.

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Election 2012
9:32 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Debate Live Chat from NPR | Oct. 16

Tuesday's presidential debate live chat from NPR.

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