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Bolgergate: The Full State Police Report

Today we are releasing the full Michigan State Police report investigating the election fraud scheme hatched by Speaker Jase Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt. You can view a PDF of the full +2,000 page report here (embedded below): http://bit.ly/Bolgergate. It includes a narrative of the investigation and countless text messages sent between Bolger, Schmidt, Rep.…

Senator Pete Hoekstra?

We’ve got some exciting news. This morning we released a TV ad telling Michiganders about Pete Hoekstra’s radical record – and the ideas he would endorse as a U.S. Senator. Watch “Politician Pete” – then sign our petition and forward it to your friends and family to spread the word!

 With “Politician Pete” we’re getting the facts out…

Politics Over People

The political gamesmanship continues for Lansing Republicans. The state designed health insurance exchange has been torpedoed by Speaker Jase Bolger and House Republicans. This group of obstructionists has wasted $10 million in appropriated federal funding by procrastinating. It’s obvious that Lansing Republicans are more interested in big insurance company profits, and couldn’t care less about…

Too little, too late

The House unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that addresses the election fraud scheme Speaker Jase Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt cooked up. Speaker Bolger’s audacity never ceases to amaze. Bolger says we need higher election standards, “me included.” Michigan residents need to see this move exactly for what it is: an overt attempt to…

What has ALEC been up to?

If you’re reading this, you probably already know about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the influence they wield over Lansing politicians. Just a few weeks ago, we were able to turn up the pressure on General Motors until they dropped their ALEC membership! Last October, we uncovered an outrageous ALEC model bill introduced…

Ruth Johnson: Yesterday’s Biggest Loser

“Offensive.” “Wrong…lousy.” “Shameful.” Those aren’t movie reviews. They’re reviews of the job done by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in her first big test as the state’s elections chief. What happened? Well, back in February Secretary Johnson added a citizenship checkbox to the ballot application, saying that it was only a matter of time…