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LANSING — Two traditional political battlegrounds could become, well, less bloody, if 83 county prosecutors and 83 county sheriffs were elected without Democratic or Republican affiliations. Read More
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” Jon Meacham spoke to a sold-out crowd recently at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center on the topic of partisanship. He spoke about how partisanship has been an integral part of the history of the United States and how it actually serves the country, not endangers it. Read More
LANSING –– The Michigan Secretary of State's office is announcing that a campaign-finance application is now available on the Android smartphone platform. Read More
I get nervous during campaign season. The ads make me cringe. My stomach is in knots during the debates. It’s not because of what the candidates and their campaigns say. It’s because of what people say about them: “spin.” “Distortion.” And eventually (insert heavy sigh), “it’s just PR.” There’s a long history of associating politics with public relations. Of course, there is some overlap. But, unfortunately, the public relations profession gets painted with a broad and nasty brush of politics -- the arena in which the term “spin” originated. Read More
Who is paying for all those political advertisements inundating your television? Probably not who you think, said Rich Robinson, executive director at Michigan Campaign Finance Reform. Read More