Elections


The then-Chief of Detroit Police James Craig speaks with the press about the protests taking place in Detroit, Michigan, June 3, 2020. Photo by Seth Herald via Getty.
UPDATE: Half of Republican Candidates Disqualified After Forgery Scandal

Republican frontrunners for governor were rocked by a forgery scandal that could see them forced out of the race.

WASHINGTON, MICHIGAN - APRIL 02:  Matthew DePerno speaks at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on April 02, 2022, in this file photo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Michigan’s GOP Candidate for Attorney General Met With Top Trump Officials to Discuss Election Conspiracies

“It speaks volumes as to why Trump so heavily backs Matt DePerno’s candidacy,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said.

Ryan Kelly, Republication candidate for Governor, attends a Freedom Rally in support of First Amendment rights and to protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on May 15, 2021. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Ryan Kelley Said Department of Education Should Be ‘Terminated’

MICHIGAN–Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for governor in Michigan, said during a radio interview that the federal Department of Education should be “terminated.”  “A lot of our agencies in the state of Michigan are funded by the federal government, and that’s a big problem for the state of Michigan, because then we allow the federal...

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Voters Across Michigan Sing Different Tune Against Controversial Republican Candidates

Carol Glanville, a Democrat, won a staunchly red district against a candidate with a history of sharing offensive comments and disinformation. 

FILE PHOTO: James Craig, a former Detroit Police Chief, arrives to announce he is a Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
UPDATE: James Craig Responds; Leading Republicans Forged Signatures to Try to Get on Ballot, Complaint Says

“I have never seen such evidence of forgery and fraud in a petition drive in nearly 40 years of practicing election law in Michigan,” said election law attorney Mark Brewer, a former chairperson of the Michigan Democratic Party, in a statement.

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Conservative Organizers Haven’t Collected Enough Signatures for Petitions. That Won’t Stop Them, Yet.

A group of conservative organizers is still hoping to bypass voters on key issues after a missed deadline. They’re not giving up.

Republican James Craig, a former Detroit police chief, is running for governor. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
GOP Candidate for Governor Doubles Down on Support for a ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law for Michigan

Republican James Craig isn’t backing down from his pledge to push for a “don’t say gay” law if he’s elected governor of Michigan.