Progress Michigan blog posts.

Is Fred Upton Vulnerable?

After surviving a primary challenge from outspoken conservative Jack Hoogendyk, Congressman Fred Upton looked invincible. But new reports from his southwest Michigan district point to a tougher race than many expected for Rep. Upton. What happened? Well for starters, his opponent Mike O’Brien is qualified. A Marine Corps veteran, former farmer and businessman, O’Brien has…

Outman: The Pot and Kettle

It’s time for Rep. Rick Outman (R-Six Lakes) to stop the hypocrisy. Documents obtained by Progress Michigan through a Freedom of Information Act request show that Outman has been dishonest with the voters in Montcalm County over his own history of tax delinquency. That’s not stopping him from lobbing hypocritical bombs at former Rep. Mike…

Not Her Fault?

You may have missed the latest on how Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is trying to squirm out of the responsibilities that come with the job. If so, that’s okay – that’s probably the reason it was announced at 4:00 on a Friday afternoon. Last Friday, Secretary Johnson quietly released a statement saying she and…

We’re Live Tweeting Tonight!

You can watch the debate live right here: Today, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney will face off in the second of three highly anticipated debates. Coming off a strong performance by Joe Biden in the vice presidential debate, and with polls tightening nationally, the onus is on President Obama to perform. Meanwhile,…

Ruth Johnson: Still Not Above the Law

Last week, we blogged about Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s court date with accountability. If you remember, rather than accepting her court date to answer for the misleading voter fraud claims she’s been pushing to justify her voter suppression package, Ruth Johnson claimed she had immunity and attempted to weasel out by sending a subordinate.…

Hypocrisy, Inc.

Not taking the hint from the litany of lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act already tried and tossed out of court, a Grand Rapids businessman is taking another crack. John Kennedy, CEO of Grand Rapids auto supplier Autocam, sued the federal government in U.S. District Court today. MLive reports: Kennedy, a Catholic who said he…

Choose not to be a bigot

Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) has some shocking views on homosexuality. In a televised townhall, he publicly said he thinks being gay is optional. You can watch it for yourself here: Fox 2 News Headlines “Well, I think that the thousands of people that have been in that lifestyle and come out would say that…

Ruth Johnson: Not Above The Law

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson thinks she’s above the law. Rather than accepting her court date to answer for the misleading voter fraud claims she’s been pushing to justify her voter suppression package, Ruth Johnson claimed she had immunity and tried to send a subordinate: An accompanying brief lists two reasons for the request —…