Politics


Gibbs poses with ice cream on the campaign trail. (John Gibbs for MI-3 via Facebook)
Meet John Gibbs: The Trump Republican Who Took Down Peter Meijer

The primary race between Republican Peter Meijer and John Gibbs was, for many Michiganders, a canary in the coal mine.

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Two Conservative-Backed Initiative Campaigns Submit Signatures. What Happens Now?

Secure MI Vote and Let MI Kids Learn want to squeeze their initiatives through to the Legislature by the end of the year, but that seems unlikely. 

Political tensions have spiked in Michigan. (Steven_Kriemadis from Getty Images Signature via Canva)
Is Bipartisanship at a Breaking Point in Michigan?

Over the last few years, a hyper-partisan political climate led by Republican lawmakers in Lansing has helped to transform even common-sense proposals into a tightrope walk down a political minefield.

State Sen. Lana Theis speaks during the annual March for Life event at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (Courtesy/Rep. Lana Theis)
The Legislative Primary Races That Could Sway Control of Michigan

Just seven seats could tilt control away from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party in the state legislature.

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon stands next to former President Donald Trump. (Source: Tudor Dixon Facebook)
Tudor Dixon on the Issues: Forced Birth, Bigotry and the Big Lie

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon bills herself as a “political outsider” who will make the state more friendly to families and business, but in many ways, her priorities may threaten to make Michigan less welcoming.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a rally at the State Capitol building. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Polls Say Michigan Voters are Angry About Roe, and Plan to Lean on Whitmer in November

Polling data suggests that anger over abortion rights will translate into enthusiasm at the polls—and it's mostly for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Voters cast their Election Day ballots at a rural high school. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
Michigan Voters May Decide Four Ballot Proposals in November

Voters in Michigan could decide the fate of four separate ballot issues at the general election.