Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Rogers won by a landslide, according to unofficial polling results Tuesday night.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) won the Republican Primary Tuesday and will face challenger Lance Enderle (D) in November. Rogers, who has represented the district since 2001, is the projected winner by a landslide with 86 percent of the votes and 77 percent of precincts reporting. GOP opponents Brian Hetrick and Vernon Molnar received 9 percent and 5 percent of the vote. Hetrick and Molnar openly accused Rogers of spending little time in his district, and spending most of his time in Washington D.C. since taking chairmanship of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - something Rogers denied, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus. The Press & Argus reported that Rogers has held more than 500 community meetings …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Here are your results from Tuesday's primary election.
Genesee County voters chose Rick Santorum with 39.13 percent of the vote over Michigan winner Mitt Romney, who had 38.36 percent of the vote. There was a 13.73 percent voter turnout in the county as 46,502 ballots were cast from a total of 338,776 registered voters. The turnout in Fenton was a bit higher. Fenton Township Clerk Bob Krug said the turnout was above 20 percent. Voting went smoothly in Fenton and Fenton Township, except for one heated dispute at Lake Fenton High School. The results from Genesee County for the primary election on Feb. 28, 2012:
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Keep up with election updates all day with Fenton Patch.
Fenton Patch will keep you posted on what is happening with the election in Fenton. We will keep tabs on the Republican presidential primary and the 51st District House of Representatives special election among candidates Joe Graves, Steven Losey and Cary Neuville-Justice to replaced the recalled Paul Scott. 6 a.m. - Fenton Patch posted a collection of election coverage, including everything you need to know about the Republican presidential primary and 51st District House of Representatives special election. 7 a.m. - Polls open 7:40 a.m. - Fenton resident Sheree Russ was voter No. 11 at precinct 3 in Fenton. She said 40 absentee ballots had been cast. 8:30 a.m. - Fenton Patch posted a voters guide to the election for Fenton and Fenton …
Here is a few things you need to know about voting in Fenton and Fenton Township Tuesday.
When you leave your home to vote Tuesday, there are a couple things you should know. The first is that if you are a Fenton Township resident, all six precincts will vote in the band room of Lake Fenton High School. If you are a Fenton resident, all five precincts will vote in the St. John Activity Center. You will be asked "Which election would you like to vote in?" or you will be asked to request a Republican Party or a Democratic Party ballot. The Republican Party ballot will include several primary presidential candidates, even some who have withdrawn because they missed the deadline to be taken off the ballot. It will look something like this: Meanwhile, the Democratic ballot will include only President Barack Obama. Both ballots will …
The GOP candidate for president stops in Dearborn on Monday night to end his four-city campaign tour of Michigan.
Just 12 hours before the polls were set to open for the 2012 presidential primary in Michigan, Ron Paul took to the stage of Dearborn's Ford Community and Performing Arts Center among a crowd of 1,200 supporters. The event, dubbed "Doctors for Dr. Ron Paul," brought together members of the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Arab Student Union, as well as current and future doctors in the community. "Our name for tonight's event is really appropriate," said former ASU president and medical student Hussein Saghir, who introduced Paul. "Our republic is ill and is in need of a caring hand from a man who has sworn to restore liberty." The underdog GOP candidate fired up the audience – much of which was comprised of youth and Arab Americans – …
Watch and participate in a live chat throughout the day and night as voters head to the polls to vote on Republican presidential candidates and local issues.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Today is primary day in Michigan, when voters mark their ballots with their choice for who should run for president of the United States in November. Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum headed into Tuesday's primary race neck and neck, trailed by several other candidates on the GOP ticket. President Barack Obama is the sole candidate on the Democrats' ballot. The Dems will caucus for their candidate May 5. There are some local issues on the ballots, too, such as a school bond proposal in Ferndale and a millage request in Clawson. We want to know how you voted and why and what's going on at the polls, campaign headquarters and at results-watching parties. Give us your thoughts, talk amongst yourselves, share some photos in …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Obama spots add to TV blitz; Troy primary night party set; candidate's Brighton tale stars 'frugal dad.'
Patch presents a Michigan presidential campaign roundup. Mitt Romney earns a point for openness, but risks losing it for over-sharing. "I like the fact that most of the cars I see (locally) are Detroit-made automobiles," he told Detroit Economic Club members on Friday. "I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually." He was referring to his wife's 2007 and 2010 SRX models at their Massachusetts and California homes, aides explained. (Speech excerpt video embedded at right.) The off-script remark created a bull's-eye too inviting to ignore. "That's rich, literally," ex-Detroiter Charles Blow writes in his New York Times column. That was one poke among plenty, a headline sampling shows: Slate blogger …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Romney gets lackluster endorsement from Free Press while Detroit News calls foul on editing of editorial by Romney staff; Paul reaches out with commercials and college campus visits.
Patch presents Michigan presidential campaign roundups before the Republican primary Tuesday. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won the endorsement of the Detroit Free Press, but it's a reluctant one. The headline: "Mitt Romney is best – but we urge him to recapture collaborative spirit." After citing all the things about Romney it doesn't like, the Free Press says: "Romney, unlike the zealous Rick Santorum, the impulsive Newt Gingrich and the backward-thinking Ron Paul, is preferable to the rest of the field." A trio of statewide surveys gives cliché-cherishing writers a chance to reuse "razor-thin," "down to the wire" or "dead heat." We'll go with tight: "Michigan is neck-and-neck," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Leading Republican primary candidates are spending big money ahead of state primary Tuesday.
Patch presents Michigan presidential campaign roundups before the Republican primary Feb. 28. A new NBC News/Marist poll shows Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum locked in a statistical tie. In Michigan – which has turned into a make-or-break contest for Romney – the former Massachusetts governor gets the support of 37 percent of likely GOP primary voters, including those who are leaning toward a particular candidate, the poll shows. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has 35 percent support, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 13 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 8 percent. “Michigan is neck and neck,” said pollster Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion…