Friday, August 29, 2008

This is How You Do It, Joe

Here's Joe Knollenberg. Joe is putting leaves in a bag. Joe is good. See Joe clean.

Below is a picture of Gary Peters and his team. Instead of putting leaves in a bag, they helped build a house for a family.

I vote for the team that helped a family own their own home, Gary Peters.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Knollenberg Could Lose in November

From Michigan Messenger, they report that Knollenberg's negatives are very high at 47%. Hopefully thanks a little bit to yours truly.

By Diane Sweet 8/26/08 11:20 PM

In Oakland County (MI-09) the latest poll shows incumbent Republican Joe Knollenberg leading Democrat Gary Peters 43 percent to 36 percent, but polling data indicate that lead could disappear as Peters’ name recognition grows through campaigning.

In the Ninth Congressional District, voters are unhappy with Knollenberg’s job performance: 47 percent give him negative marks, compared with 35 percent positive.

Peters, a former state lottery commissioner and state senator from Bloomfield Township, is not recognized by 56 percent of voters, while only 10 percent said they didn’t recognize Knollenberg’s name

While pollsters say Knollenberg has the advantage this election cycle, the Ninth District has been battered for years by the loss of jobs in the auto industry and home foreclosures that will surely weigh upon voters’ minds as they head to the polls in November. If Peters’ name recognition improves as it should as we near Election Day, the increasingly Dem-leaning Ninth District could decide it’s time to say buh-bye Joe, and hello to change.

Polling results also show that when those polled are read biographies of each candidate that includes their ages (Knollenberg is 75; Peters is 49), Peters gains a four-point lead over the nine-term incumbent.

An increasing Democratic-leaning constituency in Oakland County may also plague Knollenberg at the polls come November. The vocal Democrats in the area have long decried Knollenberg’s support of the war in Iraq and his failure to vote in favor of the failed SCHIPS legislation that would have provided health care insurance for thousands of Michigan children

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Vote Yes on Gary. First Peters TV Spots Go Live

These two ads started playing in the 9th District yesterday.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Joe bought and paid for by Contributor? Quid Pro Quo?

I was away last week visiting my daughter and her family, so I missed this story. This comes from an article in the Detroit Free Press and focuses on Joe Knollenberg doing favors for his campaign contributors. As you can see below, Dan Stamper, President of the Detroit International Bridge Company and his wife, Darlene, are big contributors to Joe Knollenberg's campaign. It turns out there is a study being conducted, the Detroit River International Crossing Study. Business supports a new border crossing, but Joe Knollenberg wants to protect the monopoly held by the Detroit International Bridge Company. Could it have anything to do with the donations made by the President of the Detroit International Bridge Company and his wife? Knollenberg wrote a letter to Mary Peters, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, asking that Peters direct the Federal Highway administration and the Michigan Department of Transportation to "cease participation in the study," thus protecting the monopoly of the Detroit International Bridge Company. Click here to read the story.

From the Detroit Free Press
It could be the isolation of working inside the Beltway that is affecting Knollenberg and Kilpatrick. Or it could be the thousands of dollars of personal political donations they have received from executives of the privately owned Ambassador Bridge. But Knollenberg and Cheeks-Kilpatrick forgot to ask the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Automation Alley, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, the United Auto Workers, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Manufacturing Association, the Automotive Alliance or, even, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Michigan’s most ardent private sector business advocate, for their thoughts on the matter. Read the rest of the article. Click here.


Donation to Knollenberg For Congress Committee


Donation to Knollenberg For Congress Committee