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Merlin Quickie on Michigan Governor’s race……

Hello Dog!

This is probably a little bit disappointing for the White House. Politico’s Jessica Taylor reports that Michigan Businesswoman Denise Ilitch (D-MI) who was heavily courted by the WH Political Apparatus WON’T be running for Michigan Governor.

With her Exit the Democratic Primary likely will come down between Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero (who entered on Monday) and MI House Speaker Andy Dillon who has an Exploratory Committee up.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32784.html

Note: Rasmussen has a Michigan Governor Poll coming out at 5pm ET.

Merlin

February 10, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Updates, Women | ,

15 Comments »

  1. Here is the Ilitch Link from Politico:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32784.html

    Comment by Merlin | February 10, 2010 | Reply

    • thanks…..how are you doing?

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply

      • Great. Still disappointed in no sailing today AGAIN.

        Comment by Merlin | February 10, 2010

  2. Sorry….

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. James B, Michigan is GONE so look for a massive Republican sweep of all statewide offices and they’ll hold onto the State Senate while picking up seats in the State House of Representatives since anti-Democratic sentiment is rising very fast due to the unpopularity of outgoing and disgraced Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D), who is barred from seeking re-election again.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Wait…you’re saying the whole darn state is gone because of her???????

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  4. CD…check the new Texas post………..

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  5. James B, Granholm is UNPOPULAR and people are leaving Michigan in heavy droves because of the state’s economic recession and from what I’ve been hearing unemployment over there is at 15 percent (IL Brandon will be here to explain later today).

    Second, the Michigan Democrats are going to get KILLED this year by losing the governorship and the other down-ballot offices, including several seats in the State Legislature.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 10, 2010 | Reply

    • come on….. she isn’t gonna drag down the whole state democratic party….

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  6. James B, if you’re the governor of Michigan with a low 30 percent approval rating, that says the Michigan Democratic Party will LOSE the governorship and never get it back.

    They also hold the Michigan State House of Representatives, but if a GOP wave is BIG in November, they could lose that too and since redistricting is going to be a factor.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  7. That is absolutely untrue….New York State had a GOP Governor for a 12 year period prior to Spitzer….during that period the state stayed strongly democratic…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  8. James B, the Republicans in Michigan did control the governorship for over 20 + years from 1962 until 1982 and from 1990 until 2002, totaling 32 years.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Yep…..the state may be a swing state…but it’s heart is democratic…

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply

  9. James B, the GOP in California has controlled the governorship off and on since 1942:

    Earl Warren (R), 1943-1953: longest-serving governor and his record is likely to be broken once Jerry Brown gets his old gig back this year.

    Goodwin Knight (R), 1953-1959
    Pat Brown (D), 1959-1967
    Ronald Reagan (R), 1967-1975
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gubernatorial_election,_1966

    *how Reagan defeated the 2-term incumbent.
    Jerry Brown (D), 1975-1983
    George Deukmejian (R), 1983-1991
    Pete Wilson (R), 1991-1999
    Gray Davis (D), 1999-2003*recalled
    Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), 2003-present

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | February 10, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ve always said California is two different places…the South more left..the north more right…someone …Brandon , I think divides it into 4 quarters…….

      Funny how all the Presidential candidates must stop in the state to collect money, huh?

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 10, 2010 | Reply


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