endorsement http://michiganradio.org en Snyder Endorsing Romney http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-endorsing-romney <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Last night we all learned that today would be the day when Governor Rick Snyder endorsed Mitt Romney for president.</font></font></font></font></font></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:25:59 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 6250 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder Endorsing Romney Endorsements: A Political Paradox http://michiganradio.org/post/endorsements-political-paradox <p>Now that the Florida primary is over, we&rsquo;re bound to see increasing media attention on Michigan. We&rsquo;re the next big state to hold a primary election, though not till the end of the month.</p><p>Native son Mitt Romney is heavily favored, but the fact that Newt Gingrich badly needs a win somewhere means we may see a fair amount of campaigning here.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:49:04 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 6065 at http://michiganradio.org Endorsements: A Political Paradox High profile endorsments change things up in GOP Senate race http://michiganradio.org/post/high-profile-endorsments-change-things-gop-senate-race <p>Well, this changes things. Since former West Michigan Congressman <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/pete-hoekstra">Pete Hoekstra</a> announced he <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/hoekstra-decides-run-senate">would run for the Republican nomination</a> to try and unseat Democratic Senator <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/debbie-stabenow">Debbie Stabenow</a> in 2012, he was considered by many to be the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/election-2012-hoekstra">GOP race&rsquo;s frontrunner</a>.</p><p>But, yesterday, three high-profile Republicans endorsed a candidate who isn&rsquo;t really even a candidate yet. Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/saul-anuzis">Saul Anuzis</a> (who, at one point earlier this year, was thought to maybe <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/stabenowanuzis-matchup-mi-senate">want to throw his hat into the Senatorial race</a> himself), former U.S. Senator Spence Abraham (who lost his Senate seat to Senator Stabenow in 2000), and ex-Michigan Republican Chairwomen Betsy DeVos have announced that they will back Clark Durant in the GOP race.</p><p>Durant, however, has not yet entered the race. From the Associated Press:</p><blockquote><p>Durant is a charter school executive. He tells The Associated Press he hasn&#39;t yet declared his candidacy, but the endorsement &quot;makes it so much easier to make that decision.&quot; Durant lost a Senate primary bid in 1990.</p></blockquote><p>Anuzis, Abraham, and DeVos announced their support for Durant in an <a href="http://www.thatssaulfolks.com/2011/08/11/devos-abraham-anuzis-durant-for-u-s-senate/">open-letter</a> posted on <a href="http://www.thatssaulfolks.com/">Anuzis&#39; website</a>. An excerpt:</p><p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:21:09 +0000 Zoe Clark 3715 at http://michiganradio.org