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Congressman John D. Dingell: Longest Serving Member of Congress!

Lon Johnson
June 7, 2013

As a high school yearbook photographer, I once found myself stranded at the opening of an auto plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. Lucky for me, a local Congressman was also attending the event and graciously offered to give me a ride back to school. While speaking to the Congressman in the car, he invited me to attend a Michael Dukakis rally the following week.

Terri Lynn Land Runs for Carl Levin's Seat!

Lon Johnson
June 3, 2013


Today, Republican National Committeewoman Terri Lynn Land announced that she is running for Carl Levin's U.S. Senate seat in 2014... 25 years late.

You see, Terri Lynn Land believed she'd be a U.S. Senator back in 1988. She's been running for any open office for years, and she's not even the Republicans' first choice!

Coffee Hours with Representative Cogen-Lipton

Rep. Ellen Cogen-Lipton
April 5, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

2013 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Lon Johnson
April 4, 2013

Good afternoon,

The 2013 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is just over two weeks away, and it's going to be a really big deal. If you haven't yet purchased your ticket to the biggest, most exciting Democratic event of the year, do it today!

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 6:30pm

Whitmer Denounces Schuette’s Hypocrisy, Selective Support for Consumer Protection

Michigan Senate Democrats
March 26, 2013

Schuette grandstands for Grand Jury investigation of tainted steroid needles, continues to ignore Michigan’s drug immunity law he orchestrated

LANSING – Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) took Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to task today for his call for a Grand Jury investigation of the medical suppliers that shipped tainted steroid injections that harmed countless Michigan citizens. Whitmer did not discredit the issue itself, but did take offense at the Attorney General’s hypocritical outrage and fight for justice in the context of Michigan’s one-in-the-nation drug immunity law that prevents patients and their families from seeking justice for faulty prescription drugs.

Reps. Lipton and Knezek Vote Against Gutting Public Schools

March 13, 2013

Education reform plan fails students in struggling schools

House Education Committee Vice Chairwoman Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) and committee member Rep. David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) today voted against an education reform proposal that enables for-profit charter school companies to take over public schools and opens a back door to school vouchers.

Senator Carl Levin Decides Not to Run for Re-Election in 2014!

Sen. Carl Levin
March 7, 2013

I have decided not to run for re-election in 2014.

This decision was extremely difficult because I love representing the people of Michigan in the U.S. Senate and fighting for the things that I believe are important to them.

As Barbara and I struggled with the question of whether I should run again, we focused on our belief that our country is at a crossroads that will determine our economic health and security for decades to come. We decided that I can best serve my state and nation by concentrating in the next two years on the challenging issues before us that I am in a position to help address; in other words, by doing my job without the distraction of campaigning for re-election.