Inside and outside of Oakland

Peters blasts Raczkowski for accepting money from Sarah Palin

  The campaign of U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, is criticizing Republican opponent Rocky Raczkowski of Farmington Hills for accepting a $5,000 donation from Republican Sarah Palin.

Michigan candidates, supporters crisscross state in runup to Nov. 2 election

  Candidates and supporters this weekend are blanketing the state to motiviate their voters in advance of Tuesday's election.

Independent Gray throws support to Raczkowski in Michigan's 9th Congressional District race

  Bob Gray, independent candidate for Congress in Michigan's 9th Congressional District, on Saturday threw his support to Rocky Raczkowski, the Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Hills.

Libertarian candidate throws support to Raczkowski over Peters in 9th Congressional District showdown

  Libertarian Adam Goodman, one of six candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot seeking the 9th Congressional District seat held by first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, threw his support Thursday to Peters' Republican opponent Rocky Raczkowski.

Tea Party Express makes stop in Waterford Friday

  The Tea Party Express, on its fourth national bus tour ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 2 election, will make three stops in Michigan Friday, Oct. 29, including one in Waterford Township.

Oakland County voter turnout expected to top statewide projection

  Voter turnout in Oakland County on election day Tuesday is expected to as high as 65 percent, lower than it was in 2008 but higher than the 59.75 percent turnout in the last gubernatorial election four years ago.

GOP candidates rally at Oakland County airport Friday, Oct. 29

  In the battle to turn out the vote for the Nov. 2 election, Republicans are ending the week before the election with a rally at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford Township.

Final campaign spending reports show plenty of money in the final weeks of the election

  In the hotly contested race for Congress in the 9th District, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, holds a financial edge over Republican challenger Rocky Raczkowski of Farmington Hills.

President Clinton campaigns for Virg Bernero Sunday

  Former President Bill Clinton will be in Detroit Sunday, Oct. 24, to campaign for Michigan Democratic candidate for governor Virg Bernero.

Republicans plan rally in Waterford Oct. 29

  Michigan Republican candidates plan to rally in Waterford Township Friday, Oct. 29, four days in advance of the Nov. 2 election.

Benson responds to GOP allegations of links to fake tea party

  Jocelyn Benson, Democratic candidate for secretary of state, on Thursday dismissed attempts by the Michigan Republican Party a day earlier to link her to a group labeled as a fake tea party as typical GOP politics of her opponent, Republican Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson.

Former President Clinton to campaign for Bernero

  Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor, is getting some heavyweight help to bolster his campaign against Republican Rick Snyder in the final days leading up to the Nov. 2 election.

Bernero plans stop in Royal Oak

  Virg Bernero, Lansing mayor and Democratic candidate for governor, is in Royal Oak today, Thursday, Oct. 21,  pitching his economic plan, "The Main Street Agenda."

Michigan Humane Society distances itself from group running ads on behalf of Rep. Peters

  The Michigan Humane Society is distancing itself from a political action committee called the Humane Society Legislative Fund, which is running ads on behalf of U.S. Rep. Gary Peters.

Former Gov. Engler stumping for Michigan GOP candidates

  Former Michigan Gov. John Engler is making appearances at fundraisers in the state — and in Oakland County — on behalf of Republican candidates running for statewide offices.

Money gap narrows in Peters, Raczkowski race

  Is Rocky Raczkowski’s financial gas tank running on empty?
  Raczkowski, the Republican challenger to first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, has scheduled a fundraisers leading up to the Nov. 2 election.

Dems, GOP fight for control of county commission

  Will this November’s election be the year that Democrats finally take control of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners after decades of Republican control?
  Or will Republicans reverse the gains by Democrats that led to a narrow 13-12 GOP majority in 2008?
  It depends who you talk to.

Voter registrations rise in feisty election climate

  Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land announced Monday that 7.28 million Michigan residents have registered to vote, or about 95.5 percent of the voting age population.

Tea Party hosts Clarkston candidate forum Oct. 26

  The Independent Tea Party Patriots is hosting a candidate town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Fountains Golf and Banquet Center, 6060 Maybe Road in Clarkston. Preceding the meeting is a 5:15 p.m. reception.

Tea party holds Oct. 30 rally in Lake Orion

  The North Oakland County Tea Party Patriots will hold a rally in Lake Orion from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at an old donut shop across from Kroger on M-24 just north of Lake Orion.

Michigan governor's race debate: Snyder vs. Bernero, who won?

  In Sunday's gubernatorial debate between Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat Virg Bernero, Bernero accused Snyder, an Ann Arbor venture capitalist of helping fund and found a high-tech company that opened a facility in China in July, and helping Chinese companies compete against U.S. and Michigan businesses.
 Snyder responded with a release accusing Bernero of "more lies" and a statement from the company CEO of Discera, Bruce Diamond that said:

Dems hold get-out-the-vote parties Tuesday

  Three weeks until the Nov. 2 election, Organizing For America, the political arm of what was once President Barack Obama's campaign committee, is holding "Commit To Vote" parties locally and around the country to mobilize their base on election day.

Dems ramp up local events in advance of Nov. 2 election

  Slightly less than a month until the Nov. 2 election, newly elected Oakland County Democratic Party Chairman Frank Houston has his work cut out for him.
  Republicans are smelling political blood and looking to tea party movement momentum to help them regain the ground they lost in the Democrat tsunami of 2008.
  Add to that the resignation of the former party chairman and political director in a challenge to candidate filings for a "fake" tea party, and a subsequent grand jury investigation, and Houston has his plate full.
  But the election is shaping up well, says Houston, and he expects no criminal charges to come out of the grand jury investigation into activities by former party workers.

Republican Patterson predicts clean sweep for GOP in statewide offices

Republican Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson predicts a clean sweep for statewide offices in the Nov. 2 election.

Snyder tours Troy facility with New Jersey governor

  Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder tours a manufacturing facility in Troy Wednesday, Oct. 6, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.