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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-07-10 09:04 PM
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Poll question: So WHO'S looking good for the Governor's race?
Would you vote for any of these people? Why?

Got a more interesting idea?

Please recommend!

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-07-10 09:29 PM
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1. George Perles

Go State!



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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 10:21 AM
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2. I don't know
There should be an "Anybody but Dillon" option.

The three candidates I have been most interested since Cherry dropped out are: Hansen Clarke, Virg Bernero, and Alma Wheeler Smith. Although, Wheeler Smith has continued to speak negatively about Gov. Granholm which has made it very unlikely that I would support her.

As of now, I'm guessing Bernero wins the nomination. I'm not sure who would be my preference though.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 10:25 AM
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3. The real question should be "Why are there no Populist Progressive candidates in Michigan"?
I am interested in finding out more about Bernero...I like what I've seen,
but I really have only seen a few clips on TV.

Our state is the WORST state in the union for
jobs and near the top in foreclosures.

Where are our voices?
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 10:41 AM
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4. Bernero is an interesting candidate
He seems to have the most excitement/momentum around him. I just don't know much about him (neither does most of the state). I don't know much about any of the candidates. I guess that's what primary campaigns are for.

I was supporting Cherry and was disappointed that he dropped out. But him dropping out sure has made the race much more interesting. Nobody really knows who will win....or even who will be running. I hope a strong, progressive candidate emerges so we don't get stuck with the GOP for 4 years.
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tmyers09 Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 06:31 PM
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5. I'm urrently torn between Bernero and Alma Wheeler Smith.
Trying to find out more info about both of them. I'll end up volunteering for whoever ends up getting the nomination, but begrudgingly if it's Andy Dillon.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 06:47 PM
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6. I will NOT volunteer for Dillon.
I'll do what I can for any of the others, though.
Especially if the pukes choose Hoekstra.



This guy looks like he could strangle children.
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lansing activist Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 01:47 PM
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7. Hoekstra
Bernero will crush Pistol Pete Hoekstra!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-13-10 09:54 PM
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8. Anyone but Dillon is pretty okay by me.
Since this post, you can add Denise Ilitch and maybe Dan Kildee to the list. Dan spoke at the OCDP meeting last night and he seemed pretty good, but he hasn't made up his mind yet. From what I understand, he's quite progressive. He's pretty charismatic, too.

Sounds like Denise just might jump in soon.
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 09:30 PM
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9. If the news reports are correct
Edited on Thu Jan-14-10 09:34 PM by blue_onyx
and Ilitch had a meeting with the White House, then it's probably almost guaranteed that she'll run. She's clearly very interested if she went all the way to Washington to discuss it.

I'm not sure it's a good thing for her to run. I don't like candidates who run based on their business experience. Running a business and running a state are two different things. I'm also concerned about her donation to the George W. Bush 2004 presidential campaign.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 06:22 AM
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10. Especially a business inherited from Daddy.
They'll probably have a lot of money to
blow on billboards, though.


Remember the Atanas the "rock star"?

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