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Brandana: A Discredit to Women in Politics August 1, 2008

Posted by emsgeiss in Business Issues, politics, writing/editing/blogging.
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As I watch (and live) the local campaign season, I find myself completely disappointed in one of the Democratic candidates in the race for State Representative for Michigan’s 22nd district, a seat made vacant by the term-limited Hoon Yung Hopgood.  In full disclosure, one of the candidates happens to be my husband, hence my statement about living the campaign season. There are two men vying for the seat and one woman. Sadly, it is the woman, Jill Brandana, who is proving to be a discredit to women in politics regardless of how large the arena is or how high the office. I would say this even if my husband were not one of her opponents. There are five reasons and indisputable facts why. (more…)

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Puzzling Ballot for Michigan Dems January 11, 2008

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democratdonkey.jpgPrimary Woes

Tuesday, January 15 is the Michigan Primary, but it’s no secret that some Michigan Democrats not only may not see their candidate on the ballot they may see candidates who are no longer running on the ballot.  Several candidates including Obama and Edwards removed themselves from the Michigan ballot “to satisfy Iowa and New Hampshire, which were unhappy Michigan was challenging their leadoff status on the primary calendar,” the Associated Press reports.  And former candidates Dodd and Biden remain on the ballot even after dropping from the race after the Iowa caucus. That doesn’t leave Michgan Democrats with much of a choice, it seems, whereas Michigan’s Republican counterparts will get to see a complete list of the Republican presidential candidates—but this isn’t about them.

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