Spent a lot of today on the phone with Alan Arcand, GOP primary candidate for the 1st District…He will be in the TC area this weekend for the Kalkaska Gun Show and the TB 912 meeting Tuesday…
On Monday, two of the GOP contenders for the 104th State Rep District; Rob Hentschel and Karen Renny, introduced themselves and answered some questions in a bit of a debate format. There were two others, Larry Inman, and Jamie Callahan who were otherwise too busy or occupied to attend this important first stage in the Northern Michigan race.
The debate was facilitated by the Traverse Bay Area Republican Women’s Club at the Park Place hotel in Traverse City.
Have a great weekend! The Video is below.
We ask: "Wouldn't it be better for the party if David Trott were to actually challenge a Democrat?"
He claims to be conservative, and Lord knows we need all we can get in Congress, so that should be a huge and appealing plus. But, instead of throwing his considerable assets and resources at a vulnerable and flaming liberal Congressman Sander Levin, who is older than dirt and an avowed leftist- Mr. Trott would instead prefer to challenge one our own, GOP freshman Congressman Kerry Bentivolio.
Granted, Trott does live in Bentivolio’s 11th Congressional District- but just barely.
The poll paints Wayne Schmidt as an undesirable Republican candidate for the 37th district seat. The poll of 599 likely Republican primary voters who were reached last Monday, February 10, said no to the big spender by more than 20 points, even WITH the MOE. (Margin Of Error of 4.0%) Maybe its something about Schmidt’s willingness to expand government into places where it ought not go? Maybe its his Welfare expansion vote? Maybe its his affinity to give Southern Michigan more tax dollars?
Greg MacMaster……………….41.57% (249)
Wayne Schmidt………………..17.36% (104)
Of course polling is only a snapshot in time, but the advantages of incumbency no longer exist, AND something else revealed itself in the polling done by the MacMaster campaign. One of the largest blocks of voters has Schmidt getting an electoral intent wedgie at about the margin of error.
Grand Traverse County (Schmidt’s home turf) favors MacMaster 34% 29%
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A friend attended the Romney campaign event at the Park Place Dome in Traverse City Michigan, and bought himself a hat.
Each Presidential Election cycle, he has bought a trinket, or Souvenir or shirt etc, and in the past he has bought a few hats.
For a moment, ignore the subtle tagline that is Oh-So-Apropriate, and note his objection was that for the first time, a hat he bought from a Republican presidential effort came from China.
Saying as little as necessary, this tag says so very much.