Stories tagged: "republicans"


Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks to a crowd at a GOP rally in Lansing. ('Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Tudor Dixon Slammed for ‘Dangerous Rhetoric’ on Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the governor—remarks that Democrats have since sharply criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime.

Everything You’ve Heard About John Gibbs’ Anti-Women Screed Is True

Michigan Congressional candidate John Gibbs has criticized women for working outside the home, for making the workplace "strained" for men, and for spawning "a barrage of sexual harassment cases of frivolous proportions."

Members of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, from left, Richard Houskamp, Anthony Daunt and Mary Ellen Gurewitz listen to attorneys Olivia Flower and Steve Liedel during a hearing, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Lansing, Mich. The elections board rejected an abortion rights initiative after its two Republican board members voted against putting the proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The two Democrats voted in favor, but getting the measure on the ballot required at least three votes of the four-member board. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
GOP Escalates Fight Against Citizen-Led Ballot Initiatives

The broader Republican pushback against the initiative process is part of a several-year trend that gained steam as Democratic-aligned groups have increasingly used petitions to force public votes on issues that Republican-led legislatures have opposed—both in Michigan and beyond.

Graphic by Shana Ford, Photographs courtesy of Rev. Christopher Roe and Rev. Greta Jo Seidohl
Faith Leaders: We Support Your Right to a Safe, Legal Abortion

Despite what you might think, polls consistently show that a majority of Americans who follow a religious tradition believe abortion should be legal. “

In this file photo, abortion rights demonstrators rally on the National Mall in Washington, during protests across the country, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
EXCLUSIVE: Only 13% of Republican Voters Say Recent Developments Around Abortion Make Them Happy, Poll Shows

Forty-seven percent of likely voters said they felt “worried” about recent developments regarding abortion rights, while more than four in 10 reported feeling “angry" or “sad.” 

Graphic by Desiree Tapia
EXCLUSIVE: A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Michiganders–and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare–is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is in charge of winning back control of the US Senate for the Republican Party, introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.1 million Michiganders and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 2.8 million state residents.

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)
MI Republican Convention Results: Trump Allegiance, Division in Party

Conservatives worried about the future of Michigan’s Republican Party had their fears realized this weekend, as the state GOP held a divisive 2022 endorsement convention at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.