LANSING — The abrupt announcement that Congressman Dan Benishek will not seek re-election has shocked local government.
The seat, which has been held by Benishek since 2011, is wide open. While he hasn’t officially announced running for the vacant position yet, State Senator Tom Casperson spoke with TV6 and says he’s seriously considering it.
“I haven’t even had time to sit down and talk about it with my wife,” said Casperson. “That’s why when people ask, I’ve had to be reluctant to say anything straight forward about it. Clearly, it’s something we’ve talked about in the past. We’re just going to wait a day or so.”
Lansing— Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis is going after Democrat Mark Schauer for a handful of campaign expenses paid for by public funds — in the absence of direct attacks from Gov. Rick Snyder.
Anuzis met Monday with reporters across the state to highlight what he believes are examples of campaign spending “abuses” by Schauer’s campaign.
■A charter jet flight for Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to attend a fundraiser for Schauer in Washtenaw County in July.
■$2,400 for a three-night, two-room hotel stay on Nantucket Island in late June for Schauer and an aide to attend the Democratic Governors Association meeting.
Congressman Gary Peters will say absolutely anything to get elected, including investing tens of thousands of dollars in petcoke and then saying he is against it in order to get millions of dollars in dark money contributions from the radical California billionaire, Tom Steyer. Whether it’s supporting cap-and-trade which could kill over 100,000 Michigan jobs and cause gas and utility prices to skyrocket or opposing the Keystone XL which would create jobs in Michigan, Gary Peters is on the wrong side of every issue — unless it pads his pocket. http://bit.ly/1Cnp1IK