Politics & Government
12:30 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Primary recap: Prop 1 passes easily and a few surprises

There were only a few surprises in last night's primary election results.
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Current State's Mark Bashore recaps yesterday's primary election results with Kyle Melinn from MIRS News and Bill Ballenger from the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:15 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Lansing neighborhood leaders weigh in on Council primary

Lansing residents go to the polls next Tuesday to vote in their next primary election. Four incumbents on the city council are facing challengers, as well as Mayor Virg Bernero. In these final days leading up to the Lansing primary, Current State is examining the key races from the voters’ perspective.  

Yesterday we looked at the issues and candidates in the Second and Fourth Wards. Today, we discuss the race for the two at-large seats on Lansing's City Council. The incumbents Brian Jeffries and Kathie Dunbar are facing four challengers -- Ted O’Dell, Judi Browne-Clarke, Jonathon Smith and Keith Smith. 

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Election 2012
6:31 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Senate GOP Candidates Tangle in TV Debate

Bill Richards WKAR

Three Republicans running for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination appeared together Thursday in their only televised debate of this primary season.

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6:30 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Voters Have Until Monday to Register for Primary

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Michigan residents who want to vote in the August 7 primary election have only a few days left to register.

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6:23 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

GOP Senate Primary Could Be Crowded

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Four candidates have filed to run in Michigan’s Republican U.S. Senate primary.

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11:00 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

Former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has won the Michigan primary, edging out rival GOP hopeful Rick Santorum.  

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 87 percent of the statewide vote counted, Romney carried 41 percent of the vote to Santorum's 37 percent.

Romney's win in Michigan and Arizona propels his campaign towards Super Tuesday on March 6.  Ten states and more than 400 delegates will be up for grabs.

4:31 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Ron Paul Speaks at MSU on Eve of Michigan Primary

GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul visited Michigan State University Monday on the day before the state primary.
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About 2,500 people gathered at Michigan State University Monday afternoon to attend a rally by GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul.  The Texas congressman is not expected to win tomorrow’s presidential primary in Michigan.  Most polls have him running well behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.  However, Paul does have enthusiastic supporters who intend to vote for him.

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3:26 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Santorum: Romney and Obama Have Similar Campaign Tactics

Bill Richards WKAR

Republican candidate for president Rick Santorum says he thinks he would appeal to conservative, independent and Democratic voters in Michigan on the November ballot.

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6:37 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

On Stump in Detroit, Romney Shows “Love” for Michigan, Autos

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney spoke to a business luncheon Thursday not far from where he grew up in Oakland County as he stumped for Republican support in Michigan’s presidential primary. 

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6:24 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Hoekstra Changes Ad Strategy on the Heels of Controversy

Michigan Public Radio Network

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra is altering his ad strategy following a storm of criticism over a spot deemed by many as insulting to Asians.

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