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I secured permission from the writer to redistribute the following Letter to the Editor from today's Herald Palladium. It is worthy of posting as it exposes the Team Upton ties. Those from the grassroots conservative movement need to know these things and look for them in their own districts! Go Team Grassroots!
It's time to break up the Fred Upton nexus
As the races develop in the 2010 election season and the anti-incumbent sentiments mount, Berrien County needs to know who's who. Understanding the political paths of the candidates is key - understand the Upton connection!
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RE: Bouchard press release on 11/30/2009 -
Bouchard lays out more specific changes:
"A part-time Legislature is a step in the right direction for fixing Lansing"
Before anyone levys an allegation that I'd be against this from a new governor as a new State Rep, let me allay those concerns that I am of the same mind of a part-time legislature down the road for sensible reasons, but Bouchard's reasons show that he doesn't realize what's really going on or what's at stake or proper balance of power in State government. Perhaps it's his sheriff background in the public sector that limits his outlook, but let me explain... (Read me out on this! Bouchard post represented at the end.)
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The Importance of Primary Elections
By Paul "Revere" Peterson
What are Primary Elections anyway?
Primary Elections are elections in which major political parties decide who their candidate is going to be for the General Election. As you know in the American system, there are two major political parties, Democrats and Republicans. In any given contest between them, each party must first choose their candidate that will gain party support. Since political parties are supposed to be a vehicle by which individuals can find other persons of like mind, they band together to go choose the candidate they want to run for their party, unless, of course, it is uncontested, meaning, only one person willing to run. When there are multiple persons wanting that party's nomination to run in the General Election, they must put it before a vote of the people, not just any people, but their people: Democrats choosing the Democrat Candidate, and Republicans choosing the Republican Candidate. Simple enough...
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