When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer took questions during a recent visit to a union hall in suburban Detroit, meat cutter Jim Mesich brought up a long source of frustration for Michigan drivers: crummy roads.
Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters opposes the Keystone XL pipeline to curry favor with Democratic donor Tom Steyer, according to ads a Karl Rove-backed group started running Friday amid Michigan's Senate race.
At a time Republicans are eyeing slight to significant state gasoline tax increases to improve Michigan's roads, their standard-bearer for U.S. Senate is instead calling for a big cut in the federal gas tax.
The final two months of campaigning in Michigan will determine if Republicans continue their four-year control of state government and who will succeed U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a retiring Democrat who has held his seat for nearly 36 years.
Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer, as the campaigns and their deep-pocketed outside allies sharply focus their message to voters.
A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.
Michigan's election campaign pivoted Wednesday from a primary that marked a changing in the guard for the state's congressional delegation to a main event featuring marquee fall races for governor and U.S. Senate.