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Tag: John Cherry
By Conservative First, Section News
Michigan's 5th district Congressman Dale Kildee has announced his retirement after 36 years in Congress. Kildee is a liberal union democrat based in Flint. His lifetime American Conservative Union (ACU) rating is 12%. He has identified himself as pro-life and until 2010 was endorsed by Michigan Right to Life, but nonetheless voted for Obamacare. He is anti-gun, with a rating of F from Gun Owners of America.
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Lieutenant Governor John Cherry ended his gubernatorial campaign with an announcement at noon.
Cherry's decision comes in the wake of months of internal and public polling that indicates all major Republican candidates beat or come close to beating Governor Jennifer Granholm's heir-apparent.
With Cherry's departure, the Democratic Party primary for governor is wide-open. House Speaker Andy Dillon may run if the Democrats can cope with a nominally pro-life candidate.
Most recently, a Rasmussen poll conducted for Detroit-based WJBK (FOX 2) reported Cherry lost to Congressman Pete Hoekstra by 14 points, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard by 10 points and Attorney General Mike Cox by 6 points.
Cherry's favorable rating of 35 percent is also dismal, while Hoekstra has a 50-26 percent favorable/unfavorable rating.
It's also an early sign that the White House wants to avoid a repeat of 2009 when Republicans picked up the governor mansions in New Jersey and Virginia.
This also means Cherry realized he can't escape his dismissal record as the governor's helpmate for the past seven years; a period of time that saw one family leave Michigan every 12 minutes for a brighter future.
It's a record of failed leadership -- including the Granholm-Cherry-Dillon tax increase of 2007 that put the final nail in the coffin of businesses on main streets across Michigan.
It's a record of a broken state with the worst economy in the country, crumbling infrastructure, struggling schools and cash-strapped local governments.
Most importantly, it's a record that can't be defended.
Michigan has waived goodbye to her future. She has lost too many future doctors, scientists, engineers, job-creators, teachers and innovators because of Granholm and Cherry.
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Lt. Governor John Cherry, in an effort to keep the Democrat party of Michigan wearing the title of Most devastating party ever, has called for a job killing $0.10 a bottle tax on water bottled in Michigan.
Of course the promise grant went by the wayside as Cherry's mentor Jennifer Granholm used that money for what many see as an unnecessary new state police facility in Lansing.
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Perhaps not John, but a PhD in economics might help straighten out that whole "We are losing one resource -- our talented workforce and the energy of our young people -- and we are giving away another resource, our water, for free," thing.
You see, John, the reason we are losing our talented and energy filled youth is because there are no longer enough jobs or wealth in this state, you know, the one that your political party has been running with an iron fist for the past seven years. (Longer than that if you count powerful union influences and the bottomless money pit of Detroit.)
Private sector jobs will not be sustained or created if there is no profit--businesses, unlike government, cannot operate indefinitely by either borrowing Chinese money or by the arbitrary sponging of additional revenues off of its subjects.
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John Cherry's Record:
15.2% Unemployment - Muskegon Chronicle October 22, 2009
Nearly One Million Jobs Lost in the Past 10 Years - WJRT TV, November, 11 2009
420,000 individuals and small businesses have fled the state during the past ten years - taking $9.5 billion in taxable income out of Michigan's economy. - ATR.org, October 23rd, 2009
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Poll found at http://woodtv.triton.net/news/epic%20poll%2010209.txt
Now this is real early, but the results are so far promising. EPIC/MRA, a democrat leaning polling firm, has all GOP candidates leading Cherry in the General election except Rick Snyder. The taps were posted by Wood TV in Grand Rapids. Some interesting results are below.
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Andy Dillon (R-Redford Township)? In the latter half of this year, it certainly might seem like that is the case. The speaker railroaded members and supporters of his own party by introducing a health care plan that the Democratic allied, Michigan Education Association wasted no time in slamming and that Michigan Democrats all the way up to the top of the administration are "concerned" about.
Then, before the smoke had even finished clearing from the left-leaning Lansing Civil War, Dillon was at it again last week blasting the governor's long-awaited balanced budget proposal saying it had "no chance of passing" and that the governor should know better than to "showboat". Since initially lashing out at the administration, Dillon has seemingly realized that he went a little too far and has significantly backed-off (18.25 mark) from his original statement (READ MORE).
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RightMichigan.com correspondent Dennis Lennox, the Cheboygan County drain commissioner, will be reporting from the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce's Mackinac Policy Conference this week. The conference, which brings together over 1,200 legislators, policy-makers, business owners and opinion-makers, started Wednesday afternoon at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
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MACKINAC ISLAND -- With new polls showing the heir-apparent to Gov. Jennifer Granholm struggling to gain traction in the face of strong Republican challengers, Lt. Gov. John Cherry is skipping an open forum in favor of holding closed-door fund-raisers with lobbyists and special interests.
Cherry, who is facing no declared opposition for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor in 2010, has made headlines after announcing he wouldn't partake in the Detroit Regional Chamber's forum with 2010 gubernatorial candidates.
On Wednesday, two polls were released that raise new concerns about Cherry's candidacy.
Despite being Granholm's lieutenant for eight years, the former state senator is having difficulty locking up voter support.
An EPIC/MRA poll for The Detroit News reports that a shocking 51 percent of self-identified Democrats are undecided on supporting Cherry.
At the same time, only 31 percent of Republican voters were undecided -- though the GOP field of candidates includes Attorney General Mike Cox, Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, Congressman Pete Hoekstra, and Sen. Tom George.
Cox, Land, Hoekstra, and George will join Democratic Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith at the forum, while Cherry hides from voters, apparently unwilling to defend the Granholm-Cherry administration's record to a crowd of growing skeptics.
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