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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Family of Flint Murder Victim Speaks Out about David Leyton

    By Saul Anuzis, Section News
    Posted on Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 02:34:25 PM EST
    Tags: David Leyton (all tags)

    At the fifty day mark between now and election day the action is starting to pick up in the races for Secretary of State and Attorney General.

    Michigan has been fortunate for the last eight years to have tremendous Republican leadership  from Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and Attorney General Mike Cox.  But everything they've accomplished, and all of the damage they've helped prevent the Democrats in Lansing from doing, would be undone if the Democrats succeed this fall and elect Jocelyn Benson and David Leyton, two of the most liberal, frightening candidates the Democrats have ever nominated, to succeed them.

    Leyton's campaign is all but based on his plan to end Mike Cox's lawsuit to stop Obamacare.  Talk about liberal.  Those are the stakes.  

    As Michigan's Republican National Committeeman and a former Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party everyone knows where I stand.  Yesterday we learned where a few others stand, too.  The Detroit Free Press reports that the families of crime victims in Flint don't have very nice things to say about David Leyton.

    The mother of a murdered Genesee County boy whose killers escaped prosecution for more than 20 years blamed some of the delay today on Prosecutor David Leyton, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, who she said declined to file charges or meet with her to explain why...

    The body of Simpson's son was found in the Flint River 18 days after his disappearance in April 1985. He had been last seen by his stepmother (one of two people eventually convicted in his death). Simpson said Monday that Leyton's office agreed to review her son's death in 2005 after she and police investigators sought action. Despite witness statements and evidence from a new post-mortem exam that indicated he had been poisoned before he went in the river, Leyton declined to file charges, Simpson said.

    She said she camped outside his office, but the prosecutor "refused to meet with me." The attorney general subsequently won the conviction of the stepmother and her brother on first-degree murder using the same witness statements and evidence, Simpson said.

    When you're the Prosecutor in the most violent, crime ridden city in the state--a city on track for a record setting number of murders this year--and you refuse to prosecute the murders that are being committed, you deserve to get a pink slip, not a promotion.

    I encourage everyone to rally around Bill Schuette over the course of the next seven weeks to make sure David Leyton doesn't sneak his particular brand of failed leadership from Flint to Lansing.

    < Fly my pretties... | Bernero Stumps For Snyder >

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    Too connected (none / 0) (#1)
    by sailingconservatively on Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 03:01:42 PM EST
    Bill Schuette?
    Hmmm let me see...

    Bill Schuette watches over the family fortune on the boards of the Rollin M. Gerstacker
    and the Elsa U. Pardee foundations.63 He serves as Vice President of the Rollin M. Gerstacker
    Foundation64 and is a trustee of the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation; 65 He also serves on the Board of
    Trustees of Albion College and the Visiting Committee of the Gerald R. Ford Institute at Albion
    College; Bill is also a board member of the Education Freedom Fund and a Fellow of the
    Michigan State Bar Foundation.66

    And then...
     After leaving the bench to run for Attorney General, Shuette joined Warner, Norcross,
    and Judd, controvery followed him after he refused to disclose his "secret legal and lobbying
    clients"55 "What is Bill Schuette hiding? Schuette claims he is for transparency and openness, but
    has failed his first test, claiming that he has secret clients. The voters deserve to know his conflicts
    of interest before the election. We can't have an Attorney General who secretly works for oil
    companies, insurance companies, polluters and many others instead of Michigan and its
    people."56 At a minimum, the firm represents Dow Chemical.57 It has been alleged that, "Bill
    Schuette has been in the pockets of Big Oil, Wall Street, and other special interests throughout
    his entire career."58

     Bill Schuette is another carreer politician looking to continue his carreer politically.   Elect him and we are headed down the wrong road.     With all due respect Mr. Anuzis, I will save my rally(s) for Dan Grow as the Michigan State Attorney General.   I believe others are going to as well.

    Grow? Grow what? (none / 0) (#3)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 04:02:36 PM EST
    Just out of curiosity.  Exactly how do you see it being probable that Daniel Grow becomes elected?

    Playing with Wiki too:

    Libertarians have had mixed success in electing candidates at the state and local level. Following the 2002 elections, according to its site, 599 Libertarians held elected or appointed local offices and appointed state offices. As of January 2010, 143 Libertarians Nationwide, hold elected office: 31 of them partisan offices, and 112 of them non-partisan offices. Since the party's creation, twelve Libertarians have been elected to state legislatures, though none hold office currently. The most recent Libertarian candidate elected to a state legislatures was Steve Vaillancourt to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2000. Vaillancourt, a Democratic member of the House with libertarian leanings, had lost the Democratic primary for a seat in the New Hampshire Senate that year and accepted the Libertarian nomination so as to keep his House seat.
    Nationwide, there are 153 Libertarians holding elected office: 38 of them partisan offices, and 115 of them non-partisan offices.

    So, since 1971 or, over the past 39 years, there have been 12 Libertarians, [one being a LINO] elected to any position of Party relevance.

    No offense, but that's just plain pathetic.

    Bill Schuette (none / 0) (#5)
    by Brady on Tue Sep 14, 2010 at 05:13:01 PM EST
    In fairness to Leyton who is being criticized for declining to file charges, how many murder cases has Bill Schuette prosecuted at the trial court level during his lifetime of career service in politics?

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