Debbie Dingell bids to keep congressional seat in family hands
February 28th, 2014
10:03 AM ET
5 months ago

Debbie Dingell bids to keep congressional seat in family hands

Washington (CNN) – Debbie Dingell announced Friday that she's running this year for the seat being vacated by her husband, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan.

John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in history, announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Debbie Dingell • John Dingell • Michigan
Debbie Dingell wants to succeed husband in Congress, source tells CNN
February 25th, 2014
05:44 PM ET
5 months ago

Debbie Dingell wants to succeed husband in Congress, source tells CNN

Washington (CNN) - Debbie Dingell plans to run this year for the seat being vacated by her husband, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, a Democratic strategist with knowledge of the lawmaker’s thinking confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in history, announced Monday that he'll retire at the end of the year.

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Filed under: House Democrats • John Dingell • Michigan
February 7th, 2014
07:30 AM ET
6 months ago

Obama announces investment push as he signs farm bill

Updated 3:07 p.m. ET, 2/7/2014

East Lansing, Michigan (CNN) - As he signed the nearly $1 trillion farm bill into law here Friday, President Barack Obama touted a new program designed to bolster rural American businesses – marching forward in his bid to advance his agenda without Congress.

The massive farm bill, approved by Congress Tuesday after years of haggling between lawmakers, sets agriculture policy for the next five years. The legislation also cuts monthly food stamp payments for low-income Americans and ends direct subsidies to farmers.

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Filed under: Debbie Stabenow • Michigan • President Obama
He plans to run for Congress - in 4 states
January 23rd, 2014
01:46 PM ET
6 months ago

He plans to run for Congress - in 4 states

(CNN) - Allan Levene really - really - wants to serve in Congress.

So much so, that he plans to run in four states: Georgia. Minnesota. Michigan. Hawaii.

It's puzzling, but the Republican freely admits his strategy increases his odds of winning a House seat.

As he sees it, all roads lead to Rome.

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Filed under: Congress • Georgia • Hawaii • Michigan • Minnesota
Is Paul running for president? Ask his wife
December 6th, 2013
03:10 PM ET
8 months ago

Is Paul running for president? Ask his wife

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul said he needs a heavy dose of political persuasion if he is to run for president in 2016.

Paul was asked about higher political aspirations on Friday. He said his wife owns both available votes in his family. “Both of them are ‘no’ votes right now,” he told the audience.
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Filed under: 2016 • Michigan • Rand Paul
Rand Paul has ideas to help out Detroit
December 5th, 2013
04:26 PM ET
8 months ago

Rand Paul has ideas to help out Detroit

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky will travel to Michigan Friday to announce his plan to rescue the Detroit, the largest U.S. city in history to enter bankruptcy.

The potential GOP presidential candidate said Thursday on a conference call with reporters that he'll introduce a bill next week that would enact what he calls "Economic Freedom Zones," or, as he put it on Fox News, "Enterprise Zones on steroids."
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Filed under: Michigan • Rand Paul
RNC rolls out African-American outreach effort in Detroit
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
November 12th, 2013
09:13 PM ET
9 months ago

RNC rolls out African-American outreach effort in Detroit

Updated 10:03 a.m. ET, 11/13/2013

(CNN) – The chairman of the Republican National Committee sat down with a group of African-American business and community leaders in Detroit on Tuesday as part of the organization's rebranding effort to pull more voters into its column.

Reince Priebus also announced the hiring of Wayne Bradley, the host of an online radio show, to head the party's African-American Engagement effort in economically struggling Michigan and launched the Michigan Black Advisory Council.
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Filed under: Michigan • RNC
Rand Paul wins another straw poll
September 22nd, 2013
04:44 PM ET
10 months ago

Rand Paul wins another straw poll

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul was the favorite in a presidential straw poll at a Republican leadership conference in Michigan that concluded Sunday.

Of the 526 votes, the Kentucky Republican took 35%, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received 16% at the three-day event on Mackinac Island.
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Filed under: 2016 • Michigan • Rand Paul
GOP Rep: Impeaching Obama 'would be a dream come true'
August 21st, 2013
05:14 PM ET
11 months ago

GOP Rep: Impeaching Obama 'would be a dream come true'

(CNN) – Evidence of wrongdoing is about the only thing stopping Republican Rep. Kerry Bentivolio from attempting to impeach President Barack Obama, he told voters Monday.

In a YouTube video first reported by the liberal-leaning website Mediaite, Bentivolio responded to a woman during a Q&A session that "if I could write that bill and submit it," he said, moving to impeach Obama "would be a dream come true."
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Filed under: Michigan • President Obama
Dave Camp says no to Senate bid in Michigan
August 16th, 2013
12:23 PM ET
12 months ago

Dave Camp says no to Senate bid in Michigan

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan has declined to run for the U.S. Senate next year to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin.

"After much thought and careful consideration, I have decided not to run for the United States Senate," he said in a statement.
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Filed under: 2014 • Dave Camp • Michigan
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