- Wednesday, November 5, 2008
12:01 am: Scripps ahead; Elsenheimer wins
Democrat Dan Scripps was poised to beat Republican Ray Franz for a two-year seat in the state House’s 101st District. Incumbent Republican Kevin Elsenheimer retained his seat in Michigan’s House for the 105th District, challenged by Democrat Connie Saltonstall.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
11:46 pm: Locals flock to polls in historic election
A year ago, Josh Oberschmidt never would have believed American voters could elect a black man as president. But with Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s victory Tuesday, the hope he had for years finally was realized.Continued ...
8:08 pm: Election Day Update
"The way my own life is going definitely impacted the way I voted, I want to keep things moving in a positive direction,” said Kurt Ross, 38, of East Bay Township in Grand Traverse County.Continued ...
Ross voted for the McCain-Palin ticket, a decision influenced more by Palin than McCain.
Levin wins another term
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, riding a wave of popularity he has built up over three decades, rolled to another six-year term Tuesday by winning his latest re-election bid.Continued ...
TC election returns slowed by audit
Traverse City election returns were slowed by hours by the city's use of a new "receiving board" of local representatives who audited election returns, a measure recommended by state election officials, deputy city clerk Benjamin Marentette said.Continued ...
Voters OK stem-cell initiative
Michigan voters have approved a ballot proposal that relaxes restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research.Continued ...
Medical marijuana measure approved
Michigan voters on Tuesday passed a medical marijuana ballot measure -- making the state the 13th to allow severely ill patients to use the illegal drug.Continued ...
GOP's Taylor loses high court bid
Democrat Diane Marie Hathaway on Tuesday upset incumbent Republican Chief Justice Clifford Taylor to end conservatives' nine-year lock on the Michigan Supreme Court.Continued ...
Stupak, Camp claim victory
Democrat Gary Peters declared victory Tuesday in an Oakland County congressional district, building a solid lead against Republican Rep. Joe Knollenberg with the help of Barack Obama's win in Michigan.Continued ...
Thousands line up to cast ballots
Thousands of voters braved long lines across Michigan. Election officials predicted a potential record turnout for the historic U.S. presidential contest between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.Continued ...
- Monday, November 3, 2008
Getting Involved: Area high school students follow election closely
Teacher Tak Ready's classroom is a kaleidoscope of campaign signs. Life-size cardboard cutouts of John McCain and Barack Obama stand at the front. These students have watched debates, examined candidates and raised eager hands to give election opinions. It's a good year to be a government teacher.Continued ...
Candidates' closing vow: change
Barack Obama radiated confidence and John McCain displayed the grit of an underdog Monday as the presidential rivals reached for the finish line of a two-year marathon with a burst of campaigning across battlegrounds from the Atlantic Coast to Arizona.Continued ...
Decision time for local undecided voters
Alan Fields plans to cast his first vote in a presidential election today. Fields, 18, of Lake Ann, was undecided a month ago, but now says he will vote for Republican John McCain. The Benzie Central High School student was barraged with opinions. Many of his classmates support Democrat Barack Obama, he said. That hasn't swayed Fields, who believes McCain is the right choice for the nation's top office.Continued ...
Economy still top concern for undecideds
Little else was on Diane Brand's mind when she was asked to name the three most important issues weighing on this fall's presidential contest. "Economy, economy, economy," she said.Continued ...
- Sunday, November 2, 2008
Voters besieged by last-minute push
Barack Obama and John McCain uncorked massive get-out-the-vote operations in more than a dozen battleground states Sunday, millions of telephone calls, mailings and door-knockings in a frenzied, fitting climax to a record-shattering $1 billion campaign. Together, they'll spend about $8 per presidential vote.Continued ...
Mich. voters urged to be patient at polls
Yes, the lines probably will be long on Tuesday, and you'll have to leave your campaign buttons in the car. But voting in the 2008 general election will be a chance to be part of history. A record number of voters -- more than 5 million -- are expected to go to the polls in Michigan.Continued ...
Michigan voters are targeted
More than 5 million Michigan voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's election. Hundreds of political campaigns at the national, state and local levels are working hard to get a piece of the action.Continued ...
Jodee Taylor: Think globally, vote locally
Kimberly McKerchie, one of the members of the Record-Eagle's undecided-voter panel, said she cares more about this presidential election than any other race in which she's voted. We probably all do. It's exciting. So ... why don't we get excited and vote in the elections that hit us close to home?Continued ...
House Republicans try to hold on to seats
John McCain's campaign pulled out of Michigan more than a month ago, forcing the Michigan Republican Party and GOP candidates like Rep. Joe Knollenberg to find the manpower to make thousands of phone calls, distribute campaign fliers and overcome the doubters in a state where Democrats are favored.Continued ...
Poll: Stem cell, medical pot lead
A new poll says likely Michigan voters support ballot proposals to expand stem cell research and legalize medical use of marijuana.Continued ...
Clerks, workers prep for big turnout
Rosemarie Perrone has the perfect trait for an election worker: attention to detail. The stay-at-home mom and other mothers put barcodes on books to computerize the library at her son's Catholic elementary school.Continued ...
Recap of Record-Eagle endorsements
The following is a recap of Record-Eagle endorsements for Tuesday's elections.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 1, 2008
Locals get ready for historic election
Tuesday is bound to be a historic day. Voters could choose Obama as the first black president. On the other hand, Republican Sen. John McCain could become the oldest president elected to a first term and his running mate Sarah Palin the first female vice president.Continued ...
Residents explain reasons behind signs
Political yard signs advertise which candidates the homeowner supports, but they don't tell the whole story.Continued ...