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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Halloween is scary, but if you cannot stand up to (Off the Record host Tim) SKUBICK or (Attorney General Bill) SCHUETTE in a debate, how will you face criminals as attorney general?"

- Schuette campaign manager John SELLEK on opponent Mark TOTTEN attending a sparcely attended rally this morning instead of a tentatively scheduled debate with his candidate.

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House GOP Leadership Races Up In The Air As Decision Day Nears
"With a new leadership team on the way for House Republicans, a handful of potential races featuring some of the caucus' big names have taken shape this fall."
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Schuette Issues Fewest Opinions Of Any AG Term In Past 50 Years
"Attorney General Bill SCHUETTE has issued the least formal opinions to the Legislature of anyone who's held the office in the past 50 years, continuing a decades-long trend."
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Spade, Oakes, Department Directors Targeted In FOIA Requests
"State Senate candidates Doug SPADE and Stacy Erwin OAKES, administration officials Dennis MUCHMORE and Richard BAIRD and virtually every state department director have been the target of records requests made by political operatives, candidates or organizations during the past year."
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Average Gubernatorial Election Turnout In Last 40 Years Is 43%
"How large was the voter turnout in 2006? The 3.8 million voters who showed up for the then-Gov. Jennifer GRANHOLM v. Dick DeVOS race dwarfed the second-largest turnout (by raw numbers), which was in 2010 at 3.258 million, according to an analysis by MIRS of voter turnout for the last 100 years. The turnout for that election, interestingly, was 42.3 percent, which isn't far off from the 43 percent voter turnout average for gubernatorial elections since 1970."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Halloween is scary, but if you cannot stand up to (Off the Record host Tim) SKUBICK or (Attorney General Bill) SCHUETTE in a debate, how will you face criminals as attorney general?"

- Schuette campaign manager John SELLEK on opponent Mark TOTTEN attending a sparcely attended rally this morning instead of a tentatively scheduled debate with his candidate.