Posts Tagged ‘2018 election’

Lansing, Michigan, USA - March 14, 2012: Low angle view of people inside of the public Capitol building in Lansing, the capital city of the state of Michigan.

Top of the Ticket

Conversations with Michigan’s candidates for governor. Jackie Headapohl  Managing Editor During the last month, gubernatorial candidates Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette each visited the JN office where we discussed topics of concern to Michiganders and the Jewish community. Here are highlights from those conversations. Gretchen Whitmer DOB: Aug. 23, 1971 (age 47) Hometown:…

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U.S. Senate Candidates

During the campaign season, incumbent Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her opponent, Republican businessman John James, came into the Jewish News’ Southfield office to answer questions about their policies and priorities. Here are highlights from those conversations. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Republican John James Q: Historically, support for Israel has been bipartisan, but now…

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74% of American Jews Plan to Vote for Democrats for Congress in 2018

A new poll finds that 75 percent of American Jews disapprove of President Donald Trump, and that 74 percent plan to vote for Democratic candidates for Congress this fall. The survey was conducted by the Mellman Group on behalf of the Jewish Electoral Institute (JEI). The poll of 800 American Jewish voters confirms that American…

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Candidates in Michigan’s 40th House District Spar over Israel Support

David Wolkinson, Republican candidate in Michigan’s 40th House District,  attacked his opponent Mari Manoogian, Democratic candidate, on his Facebook page, claiming that she is anti-Israel in a video titled “Mari Manoogian’s Anti-Israel Positions: Too Radical for Our Community.” Manoogian responded in a press release issued Monday, which read, “As a former program officer at the…

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Republican Senate Candidate John James Apologizes for Swastika in TV AD

Republican candidate for Michigan Senate John James is apologizing for the image of a Nazi swastika in a televised campaign ad. He addressed supporters on Monday, telling them the swastika came from stock footage on Shutterstock. “I need to fess up and admit this was a terrible error on our part,” he says on a…

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Meet Leonard Schwartz: Libertarian Candidate for District 11

Democrat Haley Stevens and Republican Lena Epstein are battling for election in District 11, which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Farmington, Northville/Northville Township, Novi/Novi Township, Troy, Walled Lake and West Bloomfield, among other communities. It is represented by David Trott, who is not seeking re-election. But there’s another person in the fight: Libertarian Leonard…

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Meet The Candidates In State Races

The JN reached out to the candidates in the following four races with a questionnaire. Their answers are below, edited for length and clarity. Meet The Michigan Congressional Candidates 11th Senate District The 11th Senate District includes Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak…

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Meet The Michigan Congressional Candidates

The JN couldn’t get to them all, but we took a look at the landscape and identified the congressional races most likely of interest to the Jewish community. We reached out to the candidates, inviting them to return a brief questionnaire introducing themselves to the community. Here are their responses, edited for length and clarity.…

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Today’s the Last Day to Register to Vote!

Michigan residents have until Tuesday, Oct. 9 to register if they want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, according to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. “This election is vitally important for all Michigan residents because of the number of offices being selected,” Johnson said. “I urge every qualified resident not yet registered to…

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Today: Learn About Proposal 2 — Redistricting & Gerrymandering

NCJW/MI will hold an educational event at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 4, at the Farmington Hills Main Library about Ballot Proposal 2 that would create a nonpartisan redistricting plan and end gerrymandering in Michigan. Currently, legislators draw our voting maps without input from citizens. Proposal 2 will establish a redistricting process that is transparent, nonpartisan…

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