The Race for
’s Ninth Michigan
A snapshot of GOP troubles nationwide.
By Henry Payne
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — How bad is it for Republicans this year? Consider
Michigan’s Congressional District 9 in affluent, white-collar Oakland Countyjust north of , represented for 16 years by Republican Rep. Joe Knollenberg. Detroit
Two years ago, Knollenberg survived a tight race as Democrats nationally swept into the House of Representatives to win back the majority they’d lost in 1994. That restored 2006 Democratic majority immediately took aim at the pocketbooks of Knollenberg’s “rich” constituents. Yet, despite Democratic polices that have adversely effected the district’s auto jobs, home values, and taxes, polls blame George W. Bush — not Democrats — for these ills, and the veteran congressman is more vulnerable than ever. Click here for the rest of the article.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
How Bad is it for Republicans? Just ask Joe Knollenberg
This article is actually pretty funny, from the perspective that Republicans just don't seem to be able to own up to the fact that it is their economic policies that have led to the point we are at.