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MDP Statement on Recount of Michigan Presidential Election Results
Dec. 1st 2016
MDP Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education
Nov. 23rd 2016
MDP Statement on Mike Pence Campaign Event in Holland
Nov. 5th 2016
Residents of House District 66 Demand Answers from Candidate Beth Griffin
Nov. 2nd 2016
Documents Surrounding GOP Candidate Steve Marino’s Residence Keep Changing
Nov. 2nd 2016
MDP Demands Romney McDaniel Reveal Role in RNC’s Voter Intimidation Efforts
Nov. 1st 2016
New Emails Reveal GOP House Candidate Beth Griffin Knew She Was Breaking Campaign Finance Rules When She Used Government Resources To Campaign
Oct. 25th 2016
Dems to Iden: Will You Accept Election Results or Follow Trump?
Oct. 21st 2016
MDP Statement on the Third and Final Presidential Debate
Oct. 19th 2016
Three Weeks Before Election, GOP State Rep. Holly Hughes Throws Full Weight Behind Donald Trump
Oct. 18th 2016
So much for ‘straight talk’: New revelations surface about MI-01 candidate Jack Bergman’s residency
Oct. 13th 2016
MDP Statement on Complaint Against Snyder for Using Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Criminal Defense
Oct. 13th 2016
Dems Continue Call for Michigan Republicans to Renounce Trump After Allegations of Assault
Oct. 13th 2016
Dems Release Recordings Showing GOP State Reps, Candidates Endorsing, Praising Trump
Oct. 10th 2016
MDP Statement on the Second Presidential Debate
Oct. 9th 2016
Michigan Democrats Call on Rep. Iden to Disavow Donald Trump
Oct. 8th 2016
MDP Statement on Michigan Republicans' Refusal to Renounce Support for Trump
Oct. 8th 2016
MDP Statement on Graphic Recording of Trump's Disgusting Comments on Women
Oct. 7th 2016
Steve Marino Can’t Seem to Get Story Straight on Drug Doc Fundraiser
Oct. 6th 2016
MDP Blasts ‘Bed Bug Brandt Iden’ for Shielding Slumlords from Accountability
Oct. 6th 2016

MDP Statement on Recount of Michigan Presidential Election Results
Dec. 1st 2016
MDP Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education
Nov. 23rd 2016
MDP Statement on Mike Pence Campaign Event in Holland
Nov. 5th 2016
Residents of House District 66 Demand Answers from Candidate Beth Griffin
Nov. 2nd 2016
Documents Surrounding GOP Candidate Steve Marino’s Residence Keep Changing
Nov. 2nd 2016
MDP Demands Romney McDaniel Reveal Role in RNC’s Voter Intimidation Efforts
Nov. 1st 2016
New Emails Reveal GOP House Candidate Beth Griffin Knew She Was Breaking Campaign Finance Rules When She Used Government Resources To Campaign
Oct. 25th 2016
Dems to Iden: Will You Accept Election Results or Follow Trump?
Oct. 21st 2016
MDP Statement on the Third and Final Presidential Debate
Oct. 19th 2016
Three Weeks Before Election, GOP State Rep. Holly Hughes Throws Full Weight Behind Donald Trump
Oct. 18th 2016
So much for ‘straight talk’: New revelations surface about MI-01 candidate Jack Bergman’s residency
Oct. 13th 2016
MDP Statement on Complaint Against Snyder for Using Taxpayer Dollars to Fund Criminal Defense
Oct. 13th 2016
Dems Continue Call for Michigan Republicans to Renounce Trump After Allegations of Assault
Oct. 13th 2016
Dems Release Recordings Showing GOP State Reps, Candidates Endorsing, Praising Trump
Oct. 10th 2016
MDP Statement on the Second Presidential Debate
Oct. 9th 2016

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Michigan Democrats Call on Rep. Iden to Disavow Donald Trump
Oct. 8th 2016
MDP Statement on Michigan Republicans' Refusal to Renounce Support for Trump
Oct. 8th 2016

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News from The Michigan Democratic Party

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Contact: Paul Kanan, 517.371.5410; pkanan@michigandems.com  

 

MDP Statement on Michigan Republicans' Refusal to Renounce Support for Trump

 

LANSING – The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement today, on behalf of Party Chair Brandon Dillon, regarding refusals by Michigan GOP Congressional and State House candidates to renounce their support for Donald Trump following the release of a 2005 recording on which Trump can be heard making disgusting, lewd sexual comments about women:

 

“It’s not just what Trump said about women that deserves condemnation, it’s the man himself that should be condemned and support for him unequivocally renounced,” said Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. “Yet, even 24 hours later, the so-called leaders of the Michigan GOP, the individuals who think they deserve to represent the citizens of this state in Congress and our legislature, refuse to take a stand and renounce their support for Donald Trump and his reprehensible candidacy for president.”

 

“Republicans like Mike Bishop, Tim Walberg, David Trott, Jack Bergman, and every, single GOP candidate for the State House, have hidden behind empty statements or said nothing at all. But it’s what they refuse to say that reveals their true colors. By standing with Donald Trump, each of these individuals is saying that they do not stand with the women of Michigan. Which then begs the question, if they refuse to stand up for women in the face of such despicable and disgusting behavior now, how can they ever be trusted to stand up for the rights and interests of women when they represent them in Congress or the legislature? If they continue their silence and refuse to renounce their support for Donald Trump, that question will be answered loud and clear without any of them needing to utter a word.”

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MDP Statement on Graphic Recording of Trump's Disgusting Comments on Women
Oct. 7th 2016
Steve Marino Can’t Seem to Get Story Straight on Drug Doc Fundraiser
Oct. 6th 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from The Michigan Democratic Party

 

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Contact: Paul Kanan, 517.371.5410pkanan@michigandems.com        

 

Steve Marino Can’t Seem to Get Story Straight on Drug Doc Fundraiser

After it was revealed that Marino was hosting a fundraiser at the home of a doctor involved in a prescription drug ring, Marino tried blaming Rep. Pete Lucido for the event

 

LANSING — Republican state House candidate and Macomb County commissioner Steve Marino is struggling to explain a fundraiser he was slated to have Thursday at the home of Jennifer Franklin, a Metro-Detroit physician who is currently under federal indictment for her role in a dangerous prescription drug ring.

 

On Wednesday, Michigan Democratic Party officials called for the former lobbyist to cancel the fundraiser, which promotional materials from Citizens for Steve Marino said would be held Thursday, October 6, at the “beautiful home of Glenn and Jen Franklin.” 

 

Following the announcement, Marino struggled to adequately explain why he — a candidate for state representative in a county with a severe opioid health crisis — would hold an event tied to an individual who allegedly profited off of this tragedy.

 

Originally Marino told the Macomb Daily’s Mitch Hotts that he was unaware of the drug charges and cancelled the event “weeks ago.”  “I was invited to attend an event this week, and once I found out who would be co-hosting, I declined weeks ago,” Marino told Hotts in an email message that seemed to contradict that large outdoor tent that was set up outside of Franklin’s house Tuesday.

 

Now, Marino is attempting to pin the blame for the event on a fellow republican Rep. Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township). “He is reportedly asserting that state Rep.Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township) arranged for the tainted doctor to host theevent,” reports Politics Central’s Chad Selweski.

 

While Marino is asserting that he has never met the Franklin family, Selweski points out that Jen and her husband Glenn lived 0.1 miles away from Marino, on Lakeshore Drive, up until 2014. “Democrats wonder whether Marino might be a friend of Dr. Franklin as he apparently lived just a few houses down the street, on Harrison Township’s Lakeshore Drive, from Franklin and her husband until recently,” writes Selweski. 

 

“It’s clear Steve Marino is grasping at straws here,” says Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. “It is difficult to believe that someone else sabotaged Marino by putting together an event at the home of a possibly corrupt doctor that just so happened to also be Marino’s former neighbor. We also find the party tent at the Franklin’s house to be pretty damning. Marino has been caught in lies multiple times, and each time, he refuses to take responsibility but instead spins the story or throws the blame on others. Is this the type of leader the people of Macomb County deserve?”

 

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MDP Blasts ‘Bed Bug Brandt Iden’ for Shielding Slumlords from Accountability
Oct. 6th 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

News from The Michigan Democratic Party

 

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Contact: Paul Kanan, 517.371.5410pkanan@michigandems.com       

 

MDP Blasts ‘Bed Bug Brandt Iden’ for Shielding Slumlords from Accountability

In 2015, the State Representative Spent His Days Managing a Bug-and-Roach-Infested Apartment Complex in Lansing

 

LANSING –– Today, the Michigan Democratic Party unveiled a website, BedBugBrandtIden.com, highlighting Rep. Brandt Iden’s (R-Oshtemo) recent sordid past as the manager of a bug and cockroach-infested apartment complex in Lansing, while also shamefully introducing legislation that would shield landlords from accountability.

 

In October 2015, WLNS-TV reported on Iden’s management of the Hampton Park Apartments in South Lansing with a story aptly titled, “City Intervenes in Case of Housing Horror.” Among the residents living with black mold, bed bugs and cockroaches, was Sherry, a disabled Army veteran, whose “arms and legs are riddled with bug bites,” WLNS reported. Things got so bad that the city finally shut down the complex and evacuated the residents.

 

In the months before the city’s action, however, Iden actually sponsored legislation that would protect bad actors who own these rundown apartment complexes. One of the first bills Iden introduced as a state representative, in April 2015, was HB 4520, which would protect slumlords from liability in the case of infestations and stick tenants with the bill.

 

“Most people would be embarrassed to have managed an apartment complex overrun by black mold, bed bugs and cockroaches, and ashamed of themselves for ignoring the pleas of residents, including a disabled Army veteran. But not Brandt Iden. Not only did he refuse to take responsibility for the property he managed, but one of the first bills he introduced as a state representative shielded slumlords and stuck tenants with the bill for bed bugs. That’s not only shameless, it’s heartless. It’s also what we’ve come to expect from Iden, who has continued to shield his fellow Republican, Governor Rick Snyder, from accountability over the devastating Flint water crisis.”

 

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President Obama Rally with Michigan Democrats

President Obama will join Gary Peters and Mark Schauer on Saturday, November 4th at Wayne State University's Matthaei Physical Education Center in Detroit. Doors will open at 4pm. Tickets are free and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis and can be picked up at any one of the Michigan Democratic Party's campaign offices listed below. 

17243 Mack Ave., Detroit

7309 Lilley Rd., Canton

18409 Livernois Ave., Detroit

17100 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Lower Level, Southfield

4 N. Saginaw, 2nd Floor, Pontiac

23918 Cherry Hill St., Dearborn

Bill Clinton Event with Michigan Democrats

Congressman Dan Kildee hosted an exciting rally with Bill Clinton, Gary Peters and Mark Schauer in Flint. See photos from the event here and sign up below to support Michigan Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm election.

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A Message from Michelle Obama

The November 4th election is critical for Michigan and our country. We have the chance to keep the Senate blue and influence the next few years of lawmaking in Lansing and beyond. Because this election is so important, Michelle Obama stopped by Detroit on October 10, 2014 to rally supporters to join the grassroots movement that will decide if Democrats come out on top in November. Watch her special message below, then sign up to support Michigan Democrats.

Phonebank for Michigan Dems

Whether you're in Ohio, Nevada or DC, Michigan's Democrats need your support to win key 2014 midterm races! We are excited to offer phonebanking opportunities to supporters all over the country. Sign up to phonebank remotely for Michigan Democrats below, and we will contact you shortly to get you set up. 

Hillary Clinton Event at Oakland University

Hillary Clinton visited Oakland University on Thursday, October 16th to rally supporters ahead of the 2014 midterm election. See photos of the event here and sign up below to support Michigan Democrats.

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