Inside and outside of Oakland

Track your absentee ballot online

  Voters casting absentee ballots can now track their ballots online.

GOV RACE: Which poll do you believe?

  So who’s really ahead in the five-way Republican nominating race for governor?
  It depends which poll you believe.

GOV RACE: Hoekstra visits Novi Monday

  U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, one of five Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for Michigan governor in the Aug. 3 primary, visits Novi Monday, July 19, with state Sen. Nancy Cassis, R-Novi

Tea party hosts debate for 9th congressional district candidates

  The Republicans who want to unseat U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, in the fall are scheduled to debate tonight in advance of the Aug. 3 primary.

Snyder at Royal Oak chamber series

  Republican candidate for governor Rick Snyder appears at the Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak Wednesday, July 21, as part of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing speaker series.

Pass the tea please

  The Independent Tea Party Patriots of Clarkston hosts an open forum for statewide candidates from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 20 at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center, 6060 Maybe Road in Clarkston.

Hoekstra at Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

Republican gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra will attend a dinner reception with the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and special guest U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf tonight, July 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Shenandoah Country Club at 5600 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield.
Wolf represents Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. He has served in Congress since 1981.
Hoestra is in a five-way nominating race in the Aug. 3 primary against Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder and state Sen. Tom George. Democrats seeking their party's nomination are Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and Michigan Speaker of the House Andy Dillon.

WITH VIDEO: Race a statistical dead heat?

The Fourth of July holiday signals the start of the last lap for candidates seeking the nomination for governor in the Aug. 3 primary.

And it could be a sprint to the finish for candidates in both the Democratic and Republican parties.

Seeking the Republican nomination are Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, state Sen. Tom George, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder.

For the Democrats, it’s Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero vs. Michigan House Speaker Andy Dillon.

GOV RACE: Cox calls on opponents to release financial information

  Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox wants his opponents for governor to release their personal financial information.

ENDORSEMENT: Schuette claims 1,350 endorsements for A.G.

  Former congressman and judge Bill Schuette announced Wednesday he has received the endorsements from another 149 grassroots Republican activists, including 43 from Macomb County alone, boosting his total number of endorsements to 1,350 in the nominating race for attorney general in Michigan.

ENDORSEMENT: Bouchard gets backing of FOP

  Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, one of five Republican candidates for governor, announced the endorsement of the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police.