Sean Davis said his friends called him a sell-out when he volunteered for Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan in February. After all, Davis is a black man from a city that’s 83 percent black, supporting a white candidate who until last year lived in the suburbs.
Bill Schuette was forced to leave Washington after losing his House seat in a failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 1990. He returned to his native Michigan, seeking lesser political jobs to slowly rebuild his career.
Michigan voters angered by budget- balancing moves by Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature are collecting signatures to force recall elections of the first- term Republican and as many as 19 state lawmakers.
U.S. Representative Thad McCotter resigned July 6 over faked signatures that pushed the five-term Michigan Republican off the ballot, leaving in doubt a seat his party thought secure for years to come.
As Mitt Romney barnstorms Michigan explaining his opposition to the federal auto bailout, Governor Rick Snyder -- who endorsed him in the Feb. 28 Republican primary -- isn’t leaving the capital for the campaign trail.