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Northern Michigan has the people, natural resources and know-how to have a robust economy. Unfortunately, big government policies and Washington bureaucrats are preventing Northern Michigan from fully realizing its potential.
The regulations coming out of the Obama Administration in Washington, supported by career politician Gary McDowell, are hindering business, crippling job creation and hurting Michigan families. Our region is being swallowed by Washington's bureaucratic red tape, which ignores the economic implications of their outlandish rules.
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Who knows what's going to happen tomorrow. Here's the current score. 0-0. All of the state level seats are up for contest, except some trustee and judicial seats.
We're playing offense on the state house a mix of offense and defense on the state senate, as well as the statewide and congressional seats. All of the areas are important, but there are a few counties to keep an eye on for the seats in play.
1. Parts of the UP, particularly Chippewa, Mackinac, Delta, Menominee, Dickinson, and Iron Counties. Those are competitive counties, but three seats, maybe four or five if we're super lucky, are in play up there. Dan Benishek in MI-01, Tom Casperson for State Senate in the 38th district, and possibly three state rep seats up there, although I think we have a good chance at one of them. Iron County leans slightly democrat, but Benishek is from there. Chippewa and Mackinac slightly Republican, but McDowell's from there. The triangle of Menominee, Dickinson, and Delta counties swing the UP, and will be the biggest factor in who wins this congressional district. I think Beniskek wins this seat narrowly. 49-47-5 for 3rd parties.
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