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By Jay Riemersma, Section News
"When I think about our nation's future and the direction the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress are taking us, it's clear to me that electing more Republicans will not be enough...what we need are strong, conservative leaders who will have a national platform to articulate our conservative principles." - Sen. Rick Santorum
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State Senator Wayne Kuipers recently announced that he is the first candidate in the race for the 2nd Congressional District to sign Club for Growth's "Repeal it!" pledge to repeal Obamacare should it become law. What's better than being first, of course, is being credible.
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The Obama administration is pursuing the largest expansion of federal government since FDR's New Deal. Federal spending is mortgaging our children's future and will ultimately result in a decrease in our standard of living, increased taxes, and increased inflation. And while they currently have the votes in Washington to shut Republicans out of the process, the liberal leadership can't silence the growing number of Americans who object to their statist vision.
The TEA Party movement and all those grassroots folks who turned out at health care town hall meetings this summer have put a serious cramp in the Democrat's style, and have given them reason to be concerned about the 2010 midterm elections. While those elections remain more than a year away, the primary race in Michigan's 2nd Congressional District is already heating up.
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External FeedsMetro/State News RSS from The Detroit News
+ Craig: Cushingberry tried twice to elude police, was given preferential treatment
+ Detroit police arrest man suspected of burning women with blowtorch
+ Fouts rips video as 'scurrilous,' defends Chicago trip with secretary
+ Wind, winter weather hammer state from Mackinac Bridge to southeast Mich.
+ Detroit Cass Tech QB Campbell expected to be released from custody Friday
+ New water rates range from -16% to +14%; see change by community
+ Detroit's bankruptcy gets controversial turn in new Honda ad
+ Royal Oak Twp., Highland Park in financial emergency, review panels find
+ Grosse Ile Twp. leads list of Michigan's 10 safest cities
+ Wayne Co. sex crimes backlog grows after funding feud idles Internet Crime Unit
+ Judge upholds 41-60 year sentence of man guilty in Detroit firefighter's death
+ Detroit man robbed, shot in alley on west side
+ Fire at Detroit motel forces evacuation of guests
+ Survivors recount Syrian war toll at Bloomfield Hills event
+ Blacks slain in Michigan at 3rd-highest rate in US
Politics RSS from The Detroit News
+ Apologetic Agema admits errors but won't resign
+ Snyder: Reform 'dumb' rules to allow more immigrants to work in Detroit
+ GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season
+ Dems: Another 12,600 Michiganians lose extended jobless benefits
+ Mike Huckabee's comments on birth control gift for Dems
+ Granholm to co-chair pro-Clinton PAC for president
+ Republican panel approves tougher penalties for unauthorized early primary states
+ Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit
+ Peters raises $1M-plus for third straight quarter in Senate bid
+ Bill would let lawyers opt out of Michigan state bar
+ Michigan lawmakers launch more bills against sex trade
+ Balanced budget amendment initiative gets a jumpstart
+ Feds subpoena Christie's campaign, GOP
+ Poll: At Obama's 5-year point, few see a turnaround
+ Obama to release 2015 budget March 4
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