Terri Lynn Land http://michiganradio.org en Debates in Michigan governor, US Senate races in doubt http://michiganradio.org/post/debates-michigan-governor-us-senate-races-doubt <p>LANSING – Michigan voters have viewed at least $20 million worth of political ads in competitive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate campaigns.</p><p></p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18753 at http://michiganradio.org Debates in Michigan governor, US Senate races in doubt Outside groups already spending big in Michigan's U.S. Senate and governor's races http://michiganradio.org/post/outside-groups-already-spending-big-michigans-us-senate-and-governors-races <p>Nearly $18 million has been spent so far this year on political TV ads in Michigan’s U. S. Senate and governor’s races. Most of the money has been coming from national Republican, Democratic, conservative and liberal groups.</p><p></p><p>Rich Robinson is the executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. He analyzed TV ad buys by political groups in a half dozen television markets in Michigan.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:40:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 18238 at http://michiganradio.org Outside groups already spending big in Michigan's U.S. Senate and governor's races Terri Lynn Land shows she's not ready for prime time at Mackinac http://michiganradio.org/post/terri-lynn-land-shows-shes-not-ready-prime-time-mackinac <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce may not like to admit this, but their </span>Mackinac<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Policy Conference’s official agenda is not the reason the vast majority of those who attend go to the island. Many who pay the steep registration fees of between $2,000 and $3,000 come for the incredible networking opportunities.</span></p><p>Mackinac in May is unique because for three days, you have virtually all the state’s top business and civic leaders and politicians in one building on an island without cars. They can’t easily run away; they have to talk to each other, and those beguiling possibilities attract hordes of media, too.</p><p>Yes, the conference spent a lot of money this year to bring in education and business experts like Jim Clifton and Joel Klein. But during their sessions, most of the businessmen seemed to be huddling with each other. And the media tend to focus its attention on politics, especially in an election year, and on the One Big Story of the day, in this case, Detroit.</p><p>This year’s conference was no exception. This has been something of a love fest for Gov. Rick Snyder, who is frankly adored by the vast majority of those here.</p><p>Though there is one protestor wearing a giant paper-mache Snyder head outside the hotel, inside, Snyder is viewed as a cross between a rock star and a conquering hero. His only competition in the charisma department came, perhaps surprisingly, from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:21:52 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 17791 at http://michiganradio.org Terri Lynn Land shows she's not ready for prime time at Mackinac Michigan GOP elects Mitt Romney's niece to Republican National Committee http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gop-elects-mitt-romneys-niece-republican-national-committee <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Republican officials have chosen the niece of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to replace Terri Lynn Land on the party's national committee.<br /><br />Ronna Romney McDaniel was elected Saturday morning during a meeting of the 113-member Michigan Republican Party State Central Committee. McDaniel is the daughter of Ronna Romney, who also served on the Republican National Committee.<br /> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:44:49 +0000 The Associated Press 16466 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan GOP elects Mitt Romney's niece to Republican National Committee PAC spending is expected to be a big part of the 2014 election year in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/pac-spending-expected-be-big-part-2014-election-year-michigan <p>2014 will be a big election year in Michigan and spending by <a href="http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacfaq.php">Political Action Committee</a>s is expected to be just as big.</p><p></p><p>Rich Robinson is the director of the <a href="http://www.mcfn.org/">Michigan Campaign Finance Network.</a></p><p></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 19:16:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15878 at http://michiganradio.org PAC spending is expected to be a big part of the 2014 election year in Michigan Senate candidate Peters discloses investments http://michiganradio.org/post/senate-candidate-peters-discloses-investments <p>DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area congressman who is running for U.S. Senate has a deep investment portfolio of large-company stocks and municipal bonds.<br><br>U.S. Rep. Gary Peters says he had assets worth at least $970,000 and possibly as high as $3.9 million at the end of 2012. He's not required to be specific, only to put values in certain ranges. All members of Congress must file annual financial disclosure forms.<br><br>Peters, a Democrat from Oakland County, is running next year for the Senate seat held by Carl Levin, who is retiring.<br> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:21:42 +0000 The Associated Press 13381 at http://michiganradio.org Senate candidate Peters discloses investments Campaign trails wait as candidates get social http://michiganradio.org/post/campaign-trails-wait-candidates-get-social <p>This week on <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/its-just-politics"><em>It's Just Politics</em></a>, it's all about the art of the campaign announcement.</p><p>This morning Congressman<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/mike-rogers"> Mike Rogers</a> surprised no one when he told the world, or, at least, the state of Michigan, that he <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130614/NEWS06/306140068/mike-rogers-brighton-senate-u-s-house-of-representatives">will not be a candidate</a> to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created by the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/isnt-another-levin-retrospective-were-talking-political-implications-his-retirement">retirement of Carl Levin</a> in 2014. Rogers says he has too much on his plate as the chair of the House Intelligence Committee. And, there’s truth to that: Syria, Iran, and North Korea, not to mention the renewed scrutiny over how the U.S. gathers intelligence. &nbsp;A very competitive U.S. doesn’t fit well with those big responsibilities.</p><p>We should point out Mike Rogers could not do that job if he didn’t live in the safely Republican 8th Congressional District, nicely drawn for him courtesy of the Michigan Legislature’s GOP majorities. Rogers hasn’t had a tough race since his first congressional race in 2000. That race against Democrat Dianne Byrum a dozen years ago was one of the closest in the country. But that’s not a problem for Rogers anymore. He probably has this seat for as long as he wants it.</p><p>Rogers let us know his plans via e-mail, which is how it’s done these days. Earlier this month, Republican Terri Lynn Land announced her U.S. Senate plans (<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/terri-lynn-land-joins-race-us-senate">she’s in</a>) on Twitter. And, former-Michigan Congressman Mark Schauer <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-may-30th-2013">did the same thing</a>; filed his papers to run for Governor as a Democrat and, then, Tweeted it. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:22:12 +0000 Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta 13061 at http://michiganradio.org Campaign trails wait as candidates get social This week in Michigan politics: Medicaid expansion, immigration reform, race for U.S. Senate seat http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-medicaid-expansion-immigration-reform-race-us-senate-seat <p>This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Kyle Norris discuss <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/whats-happening-medicaid-michigan">Medicaid expansion</a> in Michigan, <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/report-identifies-potential-economic-benefits-immigration-reform-michigan">immigration reform</a> and how it could affect struggling Michigan cities, and the race for Senator Carl Levin’s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/commentary-land-senate">seat in the U.S. Senate</a>.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:45:26 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Kyle Norris & Michigan Radio Newsroom 13011 at http://michiganradio.org This week in Michigan politics: Medicaid expansion, immigration reform, race for U.S. Senate seat Terri Lynn Land joins the race for US Senate http://michiganradio.org/post/terri-lynn-land-joins-race-us-senate <p>Election 2014 is coming up, and the U.S. Senate seat will be open as Democratic Senator Carl Levin retires.</p><p>Michigan Congressman Gary Peters announced last month that he will run for the Democratic nomination, but there appeared to be some hesitation on the part of Republicans.</p><p>That is, until this week, when former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land announced she will run as a Republican in the race.</p><p>Terri Lynn Land joined us in the studio today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:18:39 +0000 Stateside Staff 12898 at http://michiganradio.org Terri Lynn Land joins the race for US Senate Stateside for Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-june-5th-2013 <p>There's a growing push in Michigan to start exporting more food like soy beans, cherries, and blueberries internationally. We took a look at the consequences for farmers, consumers and the state economy if more Michigan-grown food leaves the state.</p><p>And, former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has thrown her hat into the 2014 Senate race, a seat open because of Carl Levin's retirement. We talked to Land about why she wants to be the Republican nominee.</p><p>Also, two native Ann Arborites have created a brand new social media website called Hubski. The two co-founders joined us today to tell us all about it.</p><p>First on the show, it seems there is at least one thing that we can agree on in our state: the need to fix our roads, potholes, crumbling bridges, and decades-old infrastructure.</p><p>What we can’t seem to agree on is how to pay for the fixes.</p><p>As we’ve talked about before on Stateside, Governor Snyder says he wants more than a billion dollars just this year to fix the state’s roads and bridges.</p><p>The Governor floated the idea of an increase in the gas tax and drivers paying more vehicle registration fees. Neither of those proposals however, has gained traction in Lansing.</p><p>Now, the state budget becomes close to complete with only some $350 million in road funding.</p><p>So, all of this leads to the question: why is it so hard to find a way to fix our roads?</p><p>Craig Thiel is a Senior Consultant at Anderson Economic Group here in Michigan and he recently wrote a piece in Bridge Magazine titled, “Will there ever be a good time to fund road repairs?”</p><p>Craig joined us in the studio today. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:22:39 +0000 Stateside Staff 12901 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 This week in Michigan politics: No Medicaid expansion, Terri Lynn Land, Hamtramck emergency http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-no-medicaid-expansion-terri-lynn-land-hamtramck-emergency <p>This week in Michigan politics, Kyle Norris and Jack Lessenberry talk about Republican opposition to <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/whats-happening-medicaid-michigan">Medicaid expansion</a>, former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land’s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/terri-lynn-land-plans-run-us-senate">candidacy </a>for the U.S. Senate, and the financial emergency in the city of <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/city-hamtramck-another-financial-emergency-according-state">Hamtramck.</a></p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:50:40 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12887 at http://michiganradio.org This week in Michigan politics: No Medicaid expansion, Terri Lynn Land, Hamtramck emergency Commentary: Land for Senate? http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-land-senate <p>Ever since U.S. Senator Carl Levin announced three months ago that he wouldn't seek another term next year, most Michigan Republicans have been waiting for Godot.</p><p>Except in this case, Godot is Brighton area Congressmen Mike Rogers, who most GOP leaders felt would be their strongest candidate. Rogers has been unable or unwilling to decide, however, and it seems increasingly unlikely that he will run.</p><p>He has a safe seat in Congress and a powerful and prestigious position as chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.</p><p>Giving all that up for a risky run for a seat in a state where Democrats usually win U.S. Senate contests might not seem that appealing. But I’ve never felt Rogers was the Republicans' strongest potential candidate. I think their best chance to win is the woman who announced her candidacy this week, Terri Lynn Land.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:41:43 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 12886 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Land for Senate? Commentary: Remembering Helen http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-remembering-helen <p>Thirty-four years ago, when Debbie Stabenow was a newly elected state representative in a very male-dominated legislature, she got the first of a number of encouraging notes from an older woman who had spent a lot of years in the fishbowl of politics.</p><p>Those notes meant a lot to Stabenow, as she went on to become a force to be reckoned with in first the state house and then the senate; in Congress and&nbsp; finally in the U.S. Senate.</p><p>What made that support all the more remarkable is that Stabenow is a Democrat. And the woman who reached out to her was the wife of the Republican governor, Helen Milliken, perhaps the least likely and most effective feminist in Michigan history.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:09:59 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 12868 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Remembering Helen In this morning’s news: Hamtramck's financial emergency, Land's Senate bid, Indian mascot complaint http://michiganradio.org/post/morning-s-news-hamtramcks-financial-emergency-lands-senate-bid-indian-mascot-complaint <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">City of Hamtramck facing a financial emergency</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following a state review, Governor Snyder has confirmed that the city of </span>Hamtramck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> faces a financial emergency.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“In 2010, city officials asked to file for bankruptcy. And they asked for this state review, too — which found the city is still running continuous deficits, and can’t make pension payments on time…. The city could get an emergency manager. But </span>Hamtramck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officials potentially have other options, including a consent agreement or mediation,” <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/governor-confirms-financial-emergency-hamtramck">reports </a>Michigan Radio’s Sarah </span>Cwiek<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Terry Lynn Land to run for U.S. Senate</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is the first Republican to <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/terri-lynn-land-plans-run-us-senate">announce she’s running</a> for Michigan’s open U.S. Senate seat. Land is also a Republican National Committeewoman. There could be other candidates waiting in the wings. But Land says the eventual Republican nominee will need the next two summers to raise money, and get out a winning message,” Rick </span>Pluta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Feds dismiss complaint against American Indian mascots</strong></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">“</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed a complaint from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights over schools’ use of American Indian mascots. The civil rights department had argued that the images hurt Native American students’ academic performance, and create an unequal learning environment. But federal education officials say opponents of Indian mascots and logos need to prove that they create a hostile environment for Native American students,” Michigan Radio’s Sarah </span>Hulett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/feds-dismiss-state-complaint-regarding-american-indian-mascots">reports.&nbsp;</a></span></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:01:21 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12866 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning’s news: Hamtramck's financial emergency, Land's Senate bid, Indian mascot complaint Terri Lynn Land plans to run for US Senate http://michiganradio.org/post/terri-lynn-land-plans-run-us-senate <p>Grand Rapids native and former Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has announced her intention to run for U.S. Senate.</p><p>She made the announcement on her <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Terri-Lynn-Land/39515261501">Facebook page</a>:</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:14:34 +0000 Mark Brush 12845 at http://michiganradio.org Terri Lynn Land plans to run for US Senate In this morning's news: Medicaid expansion, race for US Senate seat, Lansing city budget http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-medicaid-expansion-race-us-senate-seat-lansing-city-budget <p><strong>Governor urging legislature to expand Medicaid </strong></p><p>“Governor Rick Snyder is urging the Legislature to act on expanding Medicaid before the end of June and the beginning of the summer recess. The governor says the Medicaid expansion is a cost-saver for taxpayers, businesses, and hospitals because it would reduce expensive emergency visits by uninsured patients. Some Republicans are calling for time limits and benefit caps before they’ll consider the expansion. The governor says he’d like to wrap up the expansion in time to start enrolling new Medicaid patients in January,” Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports.</p><p><strong>Terri Land expected to announce candidacy for Senator Carl Levin's seat</strong></p><p>“Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is expected to announce today whether she intends to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Carl Levin. So far Democratic Congressman Gary Peters of Bloomfield Township is the only person who's announced his candidacy; Terri Land would be the first Republican candidate to formally step into the race. Land easily won two statewide elections serving as secretary of state from 2003 to 2011; before that she served as Kent County clerk,” Michigan Radio’s Lindsey Smith reports.</p><p><strong>Lansing city council will respond to mayor's vetoes</strong></p><p>The Lansing city council is expected to try to override the mayor’s budget vetoes tonight, but the council does not appear to have enough votes to do it. Six of the council's eight members would need to vote to override the vetoes, but as Michigan Radio’s Steve Carmody <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/lansing-city-council-scheduled-try-override-mayors-budget-vetoes-evening">reports</a>, “that appears unlikely.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:57:49 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12844 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: Medicaid expansion, race for US Senate seat, Lansing city budget Land won't run for Senate in 2012 http://michiganradio.org/post/land-wont-run-senate-2012 <p>Terri Lynn Land, Michigan&#39;s former Secretary of State, has decided she will not run for the U.S. Senate in 2012. Democratic Senator <a href="http://stabenow.senate.gov/">Debbie Stabenow</a> is up for reelection next year. The Associated Press reports:</p><blockquote><p>Land said Thursday in a statement on her Facebook page that she has decided against joining the Republican field to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Stabenow is running for her third six-year term. She reported last month that she has $3 million on hand so far for her 2012 campaign.</p></blockquote><p>Only one Republican candidate has entered the race so far. Former Kent County Judge Randy Heckman <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/first-republican-announces-candidacy-against-us-senator-debbie-stabenow">announced he would run for the seat</a> earlier this year.</p><p>Former West Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra, <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/republican-challenger-senator-stabenows-seat">who some speculated would run</a>, announced last month that he would not run against Stabenow.</p><p>Stabenow has held the seat since 2000. Thu, 05 May 2011 14:58:07 +0000 Zoe Clark 2360 at http://michiganradio.org GOP Losing Streak http://michiganradio.org/post/gop-losing-streak <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-964112.mp3</p><p>For many years, Michigan has had a strong two-party tradition. During the nineteen-eighties and early nineties, Michigan voters came closer than any other state to mirroring the national presidential results. But we don&rsquo;t just go with the winners.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:01:34 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 2130 at http://michiganradio.org GOP Losing Streak