A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or aides were reported injured, but the White House said one person was killed and another was seriously hurt.

Michigan congressman Mike Bishop, John Moolenaar and Fred Upton confirmed on Twitter they were on the train but uninjured.

Facebook fan page of Kid Rock

Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registration organization.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Michigan this week to push a plan to cut taxes and simplify the country's tax code.

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Republican John James, a political newcomer who flew Army helicopters in the Iraq War and now runs an automotive supply chain and logistics business in Detroit, said Thursday he is running for U.S. Senate.

Lena Epstein & Rocky Raczkowski Facebook pages

Republicans Rocky Raczkowski and Lena Epstein plan to seek a suburban Detroit House seat opening due to a retirement.