Saturday, February 23, 2008
The HSLF is looking to target the Peters v. Knollenberg race with issue funding to help retire Joe Knollenberg. Stay tuned. You can look at the HSLF score card by clicking here
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Democratic candidate Gary Peters, party leader join forces at local rally in bid to oust GOP veteran.
Gordon Trowbridge / Detroit News Washington Bureau
FARMINGTON HILLS -- Democrats on Wednesday previewed their line of attack in what promises to be one of the nation's hottest congressional races, when a top party campaign official came to Oakland County promoting Gary Peters' bid to unseat veteran Rep. Joe Knollenberg.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, stopped with Peters at a Pipefitters & Steamfitters Local 636 to rally organized labor support before attending a Peters' fundraiser later in the day. Van Hollen, whose job is to expand Democrats' narrow House majority, said the combination of a changing Oakland County district and Knollenberg's support of President Bush make the seat ripe for a takeover.
"If you look at the political constituency here, it's one we think is very up for change," Van Hollen said. The fact that Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills, won a narrow 2006 victory over a relatively unknown and underfunded challenger, and Democratic polling showing Knollenberg with a low approval rating, "make it pretty clear that there's a huge amount of discontent with the incumbent," Van Hollen said.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
From Wednesday's Detroit Free PressAn All-Star, but can she hit?
Nancy Skinner of Royal Oak got a boost in her challenge to Republican Rep. Joe Knollenberg last week.
Democracy for America, a progressive blog, named Skinner its 2008 All-Star among 98 candidates for Congress. It could bring Skinner much-needed campaign cash. She reported only $6,785 in her campaign fund at the end of 2007, compared with Knollenberg's $1,035,640.
Skinner's Democratic rival for the seat, ex-lottery commissioner Gary Peters, reported $358,516.
Peters is to campaign today with U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Joe, here's a challenge to you, hold a public Town Hall meeting and Allow Questions from the Floor.
Walberg town-hall meeting is Tuesday
U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg's town-hall meeting is set for Tuesday night in the library at Jackson High School.
A quarter-page advertisement that was published Sunday on Page A7 and Monday on Page A3 in the Citizen Patriot contained the wrong date. An outside advertising agency submitted incorrect information, officials said.
A member of Walberg's staff will be on hand at the school tonight to survey any constituent who shows up, said spokesman Matt Lahr.
Tuesday's open meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is scheduled to last two hours.
Walberg, R-Tipton, will speak for 15 minutes about current issues in the House of Representatives, then open the floor to questions from residents.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Passed: 223-32 The House agreed to H. Res. 982, providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 979) recommending that the House of Representatives find Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten, Chief of Staff, White House, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Committee on the Judiciary and for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 980) authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas, by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 32 noes, with 1 voting "present'', Roll No. 60, after agreeing to order the previous question by voice vote.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
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Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 02:59:06 AM EST
|Here's a video of Glenn Clark, which will appear on The Oakland Right cable access show. Clark gives us insight into his and the 9th District's plans and activities.|
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Rep. Knollenberg endorses McCain (From DetNews.com)
Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills, announced today that he's throwing his support behind Sen. John McCain for president. He had been a Mitt Romney backer.
Praising McCain as an "American hero and an American statesman," Knollenberg said, "I am confident that he has the right experience to lead our country as president."
This endorsement comes to you from the same man that endorsed George W. Bush so enthusiastically in 2004. Can you trust him in 2008?
Joe Knollenberg on the auto industry