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Ward 1 Independent Challenger Snags Support From Council Dems

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Ward 1 City Council challenger Jeff Hayner has landed the quiet support of several City Council Democrats. Ward 2 City Council incumbent Jane Lumm has the unabashed support of several City Council Democrats. So why are card-carrying members of the Michigan Democratic Party coming out in support of the Independent candidates in Wards 1 and [...]

September 30th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Ward 2 Challenger’s Fundraising Letter Deceives Voters About Incumbent’s Record

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Kirk Westphal’s campaign fundraising letter made its way to A2Politico from a thoroughly irked recipient who found claims made about incumbent Ward 2 Independent Jane Lumm galling. The letter, signed by Downtown Development Authority Board member Joan Lowenstein and former County Drain Commish Janis Bobrin, could qualify as a project funded by the Percent for [...]

September 25th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Dems Turn Out To Support “Paesano” Independent Jane Lumm At Campaign Kick-Off

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Ward 2 City Council challenger Kirk Westphal sent out a fundraising letter that includes several interesting claims, one of which is he is the “only Democrat” running in the Ward 2 November general election. Well, yes. For those who were passing notes or snoozing the entire time during Civics 101 in high school, he is [...]

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Ward 1 Incumbent’s Campaign Literature Hides A Plethora of Blemishes

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by P.D. Lesko The dictionary defines propaganda as the deliberate spreading of information, ideas, or rumors in an effort to either help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, or nation. Most commonly propaganda is used in the political arena. Really, campaign literature to the closest thing to propaganda most people ever get hand delivered [...]

September 10th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Council Members Rebuke Mayor Over Proposed Appointee’s Perceived Conflicts of Interest

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On August 20th, John Hieftje announced his intention to appoint Albert McWilliams to replace Newcombe Clark on the Board of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority. McWilliams, who works for Quack Media, is in his 30s. He’s a self-styled joker, whose frontal lobe is ever-so-close to being fully developed. In proposing the appointment, Hieftje told [...]

September 4th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,DDA,Econ,Elections,Featured | Read More »

Playing Politics With Ann Arbor’s Drinking Water and the Massive 1,4 Dioxane Clean-Up

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by P.D. Lesko Groundwater beneath the city of Ann Arbor is currently contaminated by the suspected carcinogen 1,4 dioxane. On August 3rd, in a piece about the Ward 1 City Council race, A2Politico pointed out that Ward 1 City Council member Sabra Briere had never put forth any resolution in response to what local environmentalists have [...]

September 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Enviro,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Ward 1 Incumbent’s Loopy Fundraising Letter Includes Outlandish Claims

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Ward 1 City Council incumbent Sabra Briere has started her re-election campaign, and if her fundraising letter is any indication, this campaign is going to be a doozy. Her fundraising letter made its way to A2Politico via a third party who found her claims in the letter sufficiently outlandish to merit passing it along to [...]

August 25th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

The A2P Effect? Ann Arbor Voter Turnout Rising….Slowly

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A supporter at Ward 3 Council member Stephen Kunselman’s victory party described John Hieftje as looking “really unhappy,” as he made his way in to what was a small gathering at Dominick’s, Kunselman’s usual campaign party haunt. “He’done,” the Kunselman supporter said, smiling. “Hieftje is done.” No doubt by the time Hieftje had made it [...]

August 7th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Ward 1 Sabra Briere Gets A Challenger for City Council Seat

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by P.D. Lesko At the 4th of July parade as the Backwards Clown Brigade chuckled along the parade route, a man seated on the curb turned to his wife and said, loudly enough for others to hear, “The Backwards Clown Brigade. Ann Arbor City Council.” People around the man chortled. Ann Arbor City Council members, [...]

August 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

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 »

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