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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 01:06 AM

Political 'revolt' brews in Detroit's suburbs

With less than a week until Election Day, there are signs of Republicans unplugging their hopes of Schuette becoming governor and focusing on preserving legislative majorities and holding onto a 9-5 majority of the state's congressional seats.

Schuette's campaign on Tuesday pulled all of its advertising in markets outside of Detroit. Polls commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV (Channel 4) and Emerson College showed Whitmer favored by respondents by 12 points and 11 points over Schuette, respectively.

And Republican groups have made spending moves on advertising that insiders say are more focused on preventing a blowout in the governor's race that could wipe out down-ballot Republicans from the Legislature to county commissions. They've turned to U.S. Senate candidate John James and attorney general hopeful Tom Leonard to act as electoral firewalls for those other races.

Suddenly, control of the Michigan Senate seems in play, despite the GOP's commanding 27-11 supermajority and favorable district boundaries Republicans have drawn themselves over the last three decades during a 34-year run of continuous GOP rule.

Both the Senate Republican and Democratic campaign committees have taken out $500,000 loans in the past five days to pour more money into competitive races.

The ground is shifting on Republicans in Detroit's suburbs, with three Senate seats in Oakland County and one each in Macomb and western Wayne County in play.

College-educated women in Oakland County "appear to be abandoning the Republican Party," said pollster Richard Czuba of the Lansing-based polling firm Glengariff Group Inc.



https://www.crainsdetroit.com/voices-chad-livengood/analysis-political-revolt-brews-detroits-suburbs

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RandySF Nov 3 OP
JNelson6563 Nov 3 #1
Cha Nov 3 #4
JNelson6563 Nov 3 #8
Cha Nov 3 #10
uponit7771 Nov 3 #2
Cha Nov 3 #3
Silver Gaia Nov 3 #5
calimary Nov 3 #6
erlewyne Nov 3 #7
Demovictory9 Nov 3 #9
oasis Nov 3 #11

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 01:34 AM

1. I'm so curious to know how the north will vote!

Will these be the year we finally break the GOP stranglehold on the north??

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 02:17 AM

4. Best of Luck in Michigan,

Julie!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:05 AM

8. Thanks Cha!

Back atcha in paradise! I'm buying champagne for the big night!

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:39 AM

10. Mahalo nui loa, Julie!

Cheers!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 02:14 AM

2. Wait till the tax bill comes in, the cap in SALT is going to make the rest of CEWW run for the hills

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 02:16 AM

3. Damn Michigan.. super majority

in the senate and majority in the House.

How's that working out for those who aren't million Billionaires in Michigan?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 02:49 AM

5. Love this!

I'm part Michigander, spent my teen years there. This thrills me!

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:45 AM

6. Me too!

I've got family in Michigan. Would LOVE to see them liberated from this!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:53 AM

7. us old white men are getting paid back

I'm an old white man, always been Union, married for
almost fifty years, veteran, Democrat, thought nobody
could ever beat Jimmy Carter (then along came Obama).

Being over seventy and white I'm an old white man. But
I am proud for what I have stood for.

I love getting our asses kicked!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:07 AM

9. good

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:58 AM

11. Wake up America!

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