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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We just felt it was something we could do to give John a boost."

- A sarcastic Mark GREBNER of Practical Political Consulting remembering why Democrats voted in the 2000 presidential primary for U.S. Sen. John McCAIN. Then-Gov. John ENGLER promised then-Texas Gov. George W. BUSH a "firewall" in Michigan and Democrats eagerly showed up at the polls to prove Engler wrong.

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Arab American Group Sounds Alarm Over Dearborn Heights Absentee Ballots
"A national civil rights group is asking the city of Dearborn Heights to look into whether its clerk's office is discriminating against Arab-American voters by giving them the runaround when applying for an absentee ballot."
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Restaurants Again Assert Raise Michigan Doesn't Have Enough Sigs
"The restaurant-backed group opposing a minimum wage increase initiative has again asserted there's not enough signatures to certify the petition, a day before it goes before the Board of State Canvassers (BSC) for consideration."
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Schauer Voted In '12 GOP Presidential Primary; GOP Cries Hypocrisy
"Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark SCHAUER confirmed today he did cross over and vote in the 2012 Republican presidential primary since Democratic President Barack OBAMA didn't have a contested race."
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New Bill Aims To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy On Minors
"Inspired by a law that gained the signature of New Jersey Gov. Chris CHRISTIE, a House member is now a pushing a bill to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors in Michigan."
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Jacobsen Trying To Fend Off Conservative Challenger
"Rep. Brad JACOBSEN (R-Oxford) expected to spend time this summer helping other Republican candidates across the state. Instead, he's had to focus on his own campaign, trying to win a third term despite a fierce primary challenge."
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We just felt it was something we could do to give John a boost."

- A sarcastic Mark GREBNER of Practical Political Consulting remembering why Democrats voted in the 2000 presidential primary for U.S. Sen. John McCAIN. Then-Gov. John ENGLER promised then-Texas Gov. George W. BUSH a "firewall" in Michigan and Democrats eagerly showed up at the polls to prove Engler wrong.