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Virg Bernero will create jobs, Snyder outsources them

By Mark Brewer, MDP Chair
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What an exciting primary election night. We had two great candidates running for the Democratic nomination for governor in House Speaker Andy Dillon and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. Both ran great campaigns and both should be proud.

Congratulations to Virg Bernero on his victory. It's time for us now to all rally behind him and win this November.

Opponent is part of fringe group movement

By U.S. Representative Gary Peters
Friday, August 6, 2010

As you likely know, my opponent for the general election in November has officially been selected—and you won’t believe the sort of things he’s saying. At first we worried that my opponent would be so out of touch with Oakland County he’d want to take us back to the same failed policies that caused the economic meltdown—but it is far worse than that.

Elena Kagan

By U.S. Senator Carl Levin
Thursday, August 5, 2010

I was delighted to cast my vote this afternoon in favor of the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court.

At a time when the discussion of our legal system is so often dominated by ideological labels, Elena Kagan will bring years of practical, pragmatic experience to our highest court. She is extraordinarily well qualified and will bring a valuable new perspective to the court.

Happy Independence Day!

By Gary Peters, U.S. Representative, MI 9th District
Sunday, July 4, 2010

As we spend time with friends and family over this 4th of July weekend, please take a moment to remember the brave men and women who fought to win our nation’s liberty and independence. Without their innumerable sacrifices, we would not be able to cherish and enjoy the great freedoms of our nation.


By Carl Levin, U.S. Senate
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I thought you might be interested in my public comments this afternoon on President Obama's decision to accept General McChrystal's resignation and appoint General Petraeus to assume command of our forces in Afghanistan.

Michigan Summit: Blueprint for Change

The "Michigan Summit: Blueprint for Change" conference was held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The theme of the conference was "People Power from the Ground Up" and the impressive array of speakers, panelists, sessions, and exhibits amplified this message. Approximately 500 people attended the 4th annual conference and heard from, and spoke with, key thought leaders from throughout the state and across the nation.

A Special Oath, and Early Voting

By Jocelyn Benson, Candidate for Secretary of State
Friday, June 11, 2010

I wanted you to be one of the first to hear: this morning, at the annual meeting of the Oakland County Women Officials' Network, I formally announced my intention to take an “Oath of Nonpartisanship” as Michigan’s next Secretary of State.

Honoring those who gave the most

By U.S. Representative Gary Peters
Monday, May 31, 2010

Fifty-five years ago this month, American soldiers brought to an end a murderous empire whose evil ideology threatened freedom everywhere.

Our victory in Europe over Nazi Germany was not pre-ordained; it was achieved with the outstanding bravery and sacrifice of an entire generation.