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 jason-allenFormer Sen. Jason ALLEN confirmed today he would be running for the 1st District congressional chair post within the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) at the request of incoming U.S. Rep. Jack BERGMAN.

Bergman defeated Allen in the three-way Republican primary last August. In the weeks that followed the race, however, Allen volunteered to assist Bergman at various events during the General Election, including the rally for then-Vice Presidential candidate Mike PENCE in Traverse City.

“I’ve enjoyed his openness and his team approach to our region,” Allen said of Bergman, who was formally sworn in today as a member of the 115th session of Congress.

Allen was a deputy director within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs up until last year’s congressional run. Most recently, he’s been running the family’s men’s clothing store, Captain’s Quarters, in Traverse City.

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Lon Johnson spent much of the last campaigning in Northern Michigan on the basis of shutting down the Line 5 pipeline owned by Enbridge. Line 5 oil pipelines traverses the straits’ bottom just west of the Mackinac Bridge.

He attacked Congressman Dan Benishek for owning an interest in funds that invested in Enbridge and put himself forward as a protector of the environment.

Progressives are now fuming on social media about Lon Johnson’s own investments in Enbridge.  It turns out that Johnson has a financial interest valued up to $50,000 in BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Inc Institutional. The BlackRock Global Allocation Fund included 102,000 shares of Enbridge, and has a value of more than $5 million invested in Enbridge.

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Beau LaFave is running for State Representative in the 108th District in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The 108th District covers Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties. The current 108th Representative is Ed McBroom. Representative McBroom is ineligible to run for reelection due to Michigan Term Limits.

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Beau has recieved the endorsement of our current State Representative Ed McBroom, who has served our district with dignity and respect, and we are very grateful for Ed’s guidance and support in this very important election.

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trump-and-clinton-campaign-in-metro-detroit--march-4-2016-d91d7470e884c7a8Three of Michigan’s congressional races top the list of districts nationwide most threatened by the top-of-the ticket.

According to a memo obtained by MIRS, written by Republican micro-targeting firm Deep Root Analytics, MI-1, MI-7 and MI-11 are among the Top 10 House seats with a high proportion of “reluctant Republican” voters.

The research firm — whose expertise is using data to determine more efficient ad buys — defines “reluctant Republican” as “down-ballot Republicans who have concerns about the top of their party’s ticket in 2016,” resulting in a “likely ticket-splitter.”

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State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, testifies on behalf of Dean and Eric Dompierre at a Senate committee hearing, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, 38th Senate District 

A resolution to be introduced by state Sen. Tom Casperson would declare November 15, the start of the Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season, as “Webster L. Marble Day” in the Michigan.

According to a press release from Casperon’s office, Marble is recognized as the Upper Peninsula’s greatest inventor. Marble is an early 20th century Upper Peninsula entrepreneur who started Gladstone-based Marble Safety Axe Company that would become heralded internationally as an outdoor gear powerhouse, outfitting legions of hunters, anglers, campers and hikers.

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16baaf8f-8e69-4926-bdf6-d22f5f371273Washington, D.C- Over a hundred veterans from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula flew to Washington, D.C. today from Escanaba to visit the World War II Memorial and other sites in Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, they were greeted by their Congressman, Dr. Dan Benishek.

“These veterans put their lives on the line when our country needed them most. It is always moving to see them visit for the first time the monuments that were created in their honor,” said Dr. Benishek. “It is great that we can provide this opportunity to those who have served as a small way of saying ‘thank you.”

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