Last year, IMP sat down with former state Treasurer Doug Roberts as he prepared to leave his job leading Michigan State University’s acclaimed Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), which also is home to Michigan’s Political Leadership Program (MPLP). We even ran some of the interview in a bonus story online.
Twenty-five thousand square miles. Thirty-one-and-a-half counties. Larger than West Virginia. Five television media markets (Traverse City-Cadillac; Marquette; Alpena; Green Bay, Wis.; and even Duluth, Minn.). Two time zones.
That’s Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. In fact, it take as long to drive to Tennessee from Mason County in the district’s southwest corner as it does to reach Gogebic in the northwest pocket.
Former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Howell) looks tanned and rested since leaving office in January.
Last month, the former House Intelligence Committee chair headlined the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ conference in Bellaire. While pitching his new radio show, “Something to Think About,” which he said airs on more than 160 stations nationwide, Rogers reiterated that he feels it’s a “bigger platform” than being in Congress.
Who will be Michigan's next governor? Who will be our next U.S. Senator? And which party will control the state House?
IMP turned to top politicos Greg McNeilly, Saul Anuzis, Kelly Rossman-McKinney and Mark Grebner for answers. And as a special bonus, IMP also interviewed Bill Ballenger, just like the old days. But now we've learned how to post it on the internets.
More people appear to be talking about last night’s Michigan primary than actually voted in it. Inside Michigan Politics is here to cut through the clutter of who won, who lost and who stunned.
Former President Bill Clinton is slated to headline the Michigan Democratic Party's 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, well-placed Democratic sources told Inside Michigan Politics today.
Rick Snyder for Michigan is launching an a statewide, $166,000 ad buy on Fox News on Super Bowl Sunday, Inside Michigan Politics confirmed from two well-placed sources today.
Gov. Rick Snyder last night gave his last State of the State address before the 2014 election. Inside Michigan Politics breaks down who got the thumbs up from the governor and who took it on the chin.
Now that the dust has settled, Inside Michigan Politics is offering our take on who triumphed and who was trounced in the 2013 election.
Counterterrorism expert Bobby McKenzie tells Inside Michigan Politics today he's running for Michigan's 11th Congressional District as a Democrat, whether former Secretary of State nominee Jocelyn Benson does or not.
"To be honest, I'm focused on myself and my campaign and doing what's best for my family, my community," said McKenzie, 39, of Canton. "I've been working on this for many months, and I've reached out to many folks. ... I've made an informed decision, and this was not done lightly."