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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-21-06 11:05 PM
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2008 statewide races - who says we can't look ahead? ;-)
Edited on Thu Dec-21-06 11:09 PM by ih8thegop
I know we're all trying to catch a breath from this past campaign, but we're less than 98 weeks away from Election 2008!!!

(cross-posted on Michigan Liberal)

Carl Levin (D) – Elected in 1978, last re-elected in 2002; Chairman-elect of the US Senate Armed Services Committee; Foreign-relations and defense policy genius; named one of "America's 10 Best Senators" by TIME Magazine; longest-serving US Senator in Michigan history; brother of Congressman Sander Levin; all-around amazing guy

John C. Austin (D) – Elected in 2000; Senior fellow with the Brookings Institution; ran for Dem nomination for Secretary of State in 2002; possible rising star in our party?
Kathleen Strauss (D) – Elected in 1992, re-elected in 2000; President of the Board of Education since 2001; involved in numerous boards and groups

Laurence B. Deitch (D) – Elected in 1992, re-elected in 2000; attorney; former MDP treasurer
Rebecca McGowan (D) – formerly worked in offices of Senators Adlai Stevenson and Frank Church; senior staffer for VP Mondale and deputy director of his 1984 campaign

Dorothy V. Gonzales (D) – Elected in 1992, re-elected in 2000; former state House research analyst; former education policy advisor under Governor Blanchard
G. Scott Romney (R) – Appointed in August 2000, re-elected three months later; Son of former Governor George Romney; brother of Massachusetts Governor and possible 2008 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Paul Massaron (D) – Elected in 2000; Hyper-active with the UAW and AFL-CIO, including serving as a legislative director, Region 1-B International rep., and top aide to the UAW President
Jacqueline Washington (D) – Elected in 2000; Chairwoman of the Board of Governors; past president of Planned Parenthood of SE Michigan; Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame inductee

SUPREME COURT (officially non-partisan):
Clifford Taylor (R) – Appointed in 1997, elected to partial term in 1998, elected to full term in 2000; Chief Justice since 2005
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