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Ward 3 Dem Tells Michigan Daily: “I Have Support from Numerous Republican Residents….”

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by P.D. Lesko In the Ward 3 City Council race, incumbent Stephen Kunselman paints the candidacy of Park Advisory Commission (PAC) Chair Julie Grand as running a “revenge” campaign.  In a July 17, 2013 piece on the two contested Democratic primary elections, the Michigan Daily talked to three of the four candidates running. Ward 4 Council […]

July 31st, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Colleagues Present and Former Stiff Mayor Pro Tem in Critical Campaign


by P.D. Lesko On Ward 4 Council member Marcia’s Higgins’s website she writes, “My fellow Councilmember, Christopher Taylor, has graciously described me as, ‘The hardest working member of city council.’” She also writes: “I have a track record of leadership and collaboration, working with all my colleagues….” Judging by campaign finance records released today, somewhere […]

July 26th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Ann Arbor Mayor Pro Tem Says Her Poor Attendance Is A Non-Issue. National Experts Respond: “Bollocks!”


by P.D. Lesko Ward 4 Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Marcia Higgins has been repeatedly and roundly criticized by (generally) anonymous individuals on AnnArbor.com as being “the invisible woman.” When Higgins let her campaign domain name lapse four years ago, and didn’t renew it when she pulled her nominating petitions to run for office […]

July 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,Fact Check,Featured,Politics,Weekly Whoppers | Read More »

“It’s Embarrassing….” Says AnnArbor.com Staffer


In a February 2013 piece about AnnArbor.com, the Columbia Journalism Review called the site’s work content-for-clicks journalism. Perhaps the assessment was harsh because MLive leadership had refused the CJR reporter access to the AnnArbor.com newsroom or the opportunity to interview AnnArbor.com staff. Perhaps the assessment was made because AnnArbor.com reporters are required to include a minimum […]

July 19th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Media | Read More »

Candidate “Disappears” Controversial Supporters From Campaign Website


If Grand touts the support of JoLo, who has insulted Ann Arbor voters in public and in print as “sulkers,” “selfish,” “old,” “Republican” and misanthropic, Ward 3’s old, misanthropic, selfish sulkers should absolutely take that into consideration when voting. Julie Grand is your kind of candidate, says Joan Lowenstein. Joan Lowenstein, Leigh Greden and Barbara Levin Bergman are Julie Grand’s kinda politicos. Well, Ann Arbor, batten down the Call Girls and enlarge the iPhone crotch shots: Tune in next week and perhaps we’ll find out Julie Grand has landed the support of Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner.

July 15th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Ward 4 Candidate Debate: A Tale of Two Cities—Will There Be A Revolution?


by P.D. Lesko In August 2012, labor lawyer Jack Eaton came 18 votes from toppling Ward 4 Council member Margie Teall, a 10-year incumbent. In early 2013, Ward 4 City Council member Marcia Higgins started telling people that she wasn’t running, even as she pulled the necessary nominating petitions. Then, Higgins started cozying up to Eaton, […]

July 14th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Grand Slams & Kunselman Kocks Up in Ward 3 Candidate Forum


by P.D. Lesko The question once again hangs in the air, heavy, like humidity: Is Ward 3 Council member Stephen Kunselman a grandstander, a troublemaker, a guy who is just out for himself? At the July 10th League of Women Voters candidate forum, challenger Julie Grand, term-limited Chair of the Park Advisory Commission, accused Kunselman […]

July 11th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Will Michigan’s White, Independent Voters Fall For Gov. Rick Snyder’s Song & Dance Again in 2014?


by Rob Smith Chad Selweski is a good writer. He opines on politics for the Macomb Daily. The Macomb Daily is one of the few newspapers published in southeastern lower Michigan not decimated by the slash and burn newsroom strategy being pushed by the folks who own Advance Publications. The Macomb Daily is owned by […]

July 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Insider Baseball | Read More »

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