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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 09:58 AM
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BREAKING: Bowman files papers to run for Gubna!
This guy is loaded with dough, but he might have issues about how much time he spends in state.

http://www.freep.com/article/20100211/NEWS15/100211021/...

I still say The Virg is the Word.

Wait, I gotta campaign ditty:

Now everybody's heard, about the Virg,
The Virg Virg Virg, the Virg is the word. :)
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ibelieveinMichigan Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 10:39 AM
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1. i have a hard time understanding
how an out-of-state (for all intents and purposes) millionaire is going to resonate with MI voters.
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:30 PM
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3. Not only is he an out-of-state millionaire
He's an out-of-state former Goldman Sachs investment banker. Yeah, I'm sure this will go over well with voters :eyes:

I can't see his campaign going well. If he actually wants to win the nomination, he needs to get going quickly. I'm sure he has very low name recognition.

He may want to consider moving here too.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 10:40 AM
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2. I would, I think, literally go nuts if that was sung
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-11-10 01:48 PM
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4. LOL
I think Virg would be way better than Bowman, and I think people will be able to relate to him better once he starts going around the state and introducing himself. I hope he's getting started quickly.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 01:43 PM
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5. He's coming to speak to the Macomb Dems, Sharon.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Macomb County Democratic Committee General Membership Meeting with guest speaker Virg Bernero, Mayor of Lansing and candidate for Governor

Held at Painters and Allied Trades District Council No. 22, 14587 Barber Avenue in Warren

If you have any questions, please call Margi at 586-463-5335




I'm supposed to go to Yoga that night, but I might play hookie for this....
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 09:42 PM
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6. Hmmmmm....I'll have to think about this.
I'm sure he'll come to Oakland County at some point soon.

I heard you on Bill Press yesterday with your best pick-up line. That hubby of yours is a pretty smart cookie.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 07:06 AM
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7. Didn't he run for the AG nom?
there was practically a floor fight at convention. Amos Williams got the nom cause he worked the state, like the whole state. I remember Bowman came north once, left early and no one really knew who he was. Williams pu tin some time up here and in the UP.

Julie
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 09:12 AM
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9. No
It was Scott Bowen (who is now the lottery commissioner) who ran against Amos Williams
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 02:26 PM
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10. Ah yes, my mistake.
Edited on Sun Feb-14-10 02:26 PM by JNelson6563
thanks for the reminder.

Still, it was a great convention. :-)

Julie
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 08:41 AM
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8. I sure like his point of view..
Edited on Sun Feb-14-10 08:42 AM by cyclezealot
But, why waste his talents in Lansing..No one can deal with that..Finances are hopeless considering the National economic scene and the likely continuation of a GOP state Senate..
.. I predict the failures of a potential new GOP governor will backfire and Gov.Granholm will feel good she is out of the governor's chair... Engler made the mess with his 36 Billion in tax cuts.. Think a Gopper can solve it..
I'd rather see him A US Senator and make the Goppers eat chet..
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 09:59 AM
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11. Bowman Decides Not to Run
"Former state treasurer Robert Bowman won't run for governor after all.

Bowman, 54, in a news release, said he'd enjoy the challenge of a campaign, "but for many reasons I am just not able to commit to run at this time."

http://www.freep.com/article/20100215/NEWS15/100215011/...
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 03:34 PM
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12. That was fast
The reason being he doesn't actually live here and he found out that people actually know that.
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