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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 04:28 PM
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12. I met the Gov this past Monday, and had a chance to speak to her briefly.
We talked about DeVos, and she agreed there is no lack of info to choose from to discredit him. It is a matter of timing and choosing what info to share. Like someone mentioned, she doesn't have the war chest that DeVos has, so she has to carefully time her ads, etc. so that he doesn't have time to respond. One really interesting thing she said was that she has spoken to people who actually are not aware that DeVos is a Republican! That floored me, but it just goes to show how little people know about him. That should change soon.
She told the group of volunteers to relax, that they did have a plan for the campaign, and things would get started soon.
She is really depending on the volunteers to get the word out, and really work hard to help get her re-elected. So volunteer and recruit everyone you can think of! Contribute to her campaign, if you are able. Even if it is a small sum, it all adds up.
She stressed the point that her success goes deeper than just the governorship. If she loses, that pushes Michigan that much closer to turning red (Rep. governor, legislature, Sec. of State), and that is something the Repugs would definitely like to happen before '08.
She said to look for visits from all the '08 Repug presidential wannabes between now and November.
My impression of her is a very warm, personable, intelligent, and sincere lady. I plan to work my tail off for her, and I hope many, many others do as well. I think most of the local campaign offices are open now, so check out her website, and volunteer!
I'm glad Kerry is going to be with her this Sunday. I would love to meet him!
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  -Folks, I don't know ANYONE planning on voting for Granholm IdaBriggs  Jul-19-06 10:52 AM   #0 
  - I have not seen a sign, or seen a sticker, or heard her name!  omenapoint   Jul-19-06 11:04 AM   #1 
  - Are you kidding me? That's TERRIBLE! Especially with summer tourists  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:10 AM   #2 
     - Well, the summer tourists are mostly wealthy.  omenapoint   Jul-19-06 11:13 AM   #3 
  - Calm down.  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 11:19 AM   #4 
  - Agreed. How many people are even focused on the election right now?  marmar   Jul-19-06 11:49 AM   #5 
  - See my "they are angry WITH HER" comment.  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:57 AM   #7 
  - Well, its not my job that is on the line.  IdaBriggs   Jul-19-06 11:53 AM   #6 
  - As has been said  EmmitFitzhume   Jul-19-06 12:56 PM   #9 
  - Hey...are you going?  livvy   Jul-19-06 04:07 PM   #11 
     - I am -- another one of Nancy's volunteers and I are going to  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 05:58 PM   #14 
  - Ask people this question:  ih8thegop   Jul-19-06 12:48 PM   #8 
  - Labor Day is the traditional election campaign kick-off day  noonwitch   Jul-19-06 03:39 PM   #10 
  - No kidding--almost the original "Ponzi" schemers. n/t  jeanarrett   Jul-20-06 08:22 AM   #21 
  - I met the Gov this past Monday, and had a chance to speak to her briefly.  livvy   Jul-19-06 04:28 PM   #12 
  - thanks for the information, I needed that...  Scout   Jul-19-06 05:14 PM   #13 
  - You were so lucky to get a chance to speak to her  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 06:03 PM   #15 
     - Yes, she is very pretty, and so petite!  livvy   Jul-19-06 08:06 PM   #16 
        - LOL -- Funny, I noticed that, too  SharonRB   Jul-19-06 08:57 PM   #17 
        - She kept this state from bankruptsy.  maddogesq   Jul-19-06 09:16 PM   #18 
           - He's not a real big guy. Nice looking. They make a nice looking couple!  livvy   Jul-19-06 09:29 PM   #19 
  - Well, I know she needs money and needs it now.  jeanarrett   Jul-20-06 08:19 AM   #20 
  - Ten million. It's a record for this particular race.  livvy   Jul-20-06 01:55 PM   #22 
     - I think DeVos is looking at favors down the road--  blue4barb   Jul-20-06 03:48 PM   #23 
     - you got it . .  EmmitFitzhume   Jul-20-06 04:39 PM   #24 
  - it's what I call the "Executive Effect"  TheModernTerrorist   Jul-20-06 05:28 PM   #25 
  - I'm sick of these posts Ida  Lefty48197   Jul-20-06 11:48 PM   #26 
  - Good. Call me Cassandra! I want to be wrong.  IdaBriggs   Jul-25-06 01:46 PM   #28 
     - DeVos did't just support vouchers, he spearheaded it.  skipos   Jul-25-06 02:56 PM   #29 
     - I have signatures "turned off" in my profile, so could I ask you to share?  IdaBriggs   Jul-25-06 07:56 PM   #30 
        - .  skipos   Jul-25-06 09:44 PM   #32 
     - Check out Off The Record for July 21 (Emily's List)  pwreid   Jul-25-06 09:25 PM   #31 
        - I was at a reception last week for the governor hosted by  SharonRB   Jul-26-06 07:50 AM   #33 
  - Don't' worry--Everybody is getting sick of seeing his ugly mug on tv.  michigander3   Jul-21-06 08:46 PM   #27 
  - I no longer live in MI,  FILAM23   Jul-26-06 09:42 PM   #34 
  - I'll never understand that "logic"  skipos   Jul-26-06 10:50 PM   #35 
  - Or the accomplishments of Granholm, or her plans.  livvy   Jul-27-06 07:01 AM   #36 
  - Please ask them to explain why they are "so upset with Granholm"  Lefty48197   Jul-28-06 04:45 PM   #37 
  - I am.  Upfront   Jul-29-06 08:33 PM   #38 
  - What happens if....?  Mich Otter   Jul-30-06 06:43 PM   #39 
  - Yeah, it's definitely worrisome  Ibleedgreen   Jul-31-06 09:55 PM   #40 
  - Hi Ibleedgreen!!  newyawker99   Aug-05-06 02:14 PM   #44 
  - My elevator speech  LuckyTheDog   Aug-03-06 08:40 PM   #41 
  - Good elevator speech.  SharonRB   Aug-03-06 08:44 PM   #42 
  - they could be waiting  warbustdotcom   Aug-04-06 02:46 PM   #43 
  - Voting for Granholm  smoke2006   Aug-07-06 10:26 AM   #45 
  - Welcome to DU, smoke2006!  TahitiNut   Aug-08-06 08:17 AM   #46 
     - Thanks for the Welcome  smoke2006   Aug-08-06 06:49 PM   #48 
     - Oh come on ...  etherealtruth   Aug-09-06 12:33 PM   #50 
  - I talked to people today  jasonc   Aug-08-06 06:02 PM   #47 
  - Granholm Ad Campaign  HeardOnTheHill   Aug-09-06 12:26 PM   #49 

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