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.
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.
Representative Fred Upton, the Michigan Republican leading U.S. hearings into General Motors Co.’s recall of 1.6 million cars, has some of the closest ties to the automobile industry of any member of Congress.
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.