Democrats

State board certifies Michigan election results despite protest from some GOP candidates

BY: - November 28, 2022

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers unanimously voted Monday to certify the results of the Nov. 8 election. The midterm election resulted in victories for the three Democratic incumbents in the top statewide offices. Democrats in Michigan also took control of both the state House and Senate, making it the first time in four decades […]

Michigan redistricting advocates tout new process after first election under new maps

BY: - November 23, 2022

The 2022 midterm elections featured a number of competitive congressional and legislative races across the state, from Traverse City to Midland and from Grand Rapids to Downriver. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who won reelection by 11 points, will enter her second term with a 56-54 Democratic majority in the House and a 20-18 Democratic upper […]

Whitmer taps Bolden as first Black female Michigan Supreme Court justice

BY: - November 22, 2022

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday afternoon that state Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden (D-Southfield) will be joining the state Supreme Court upon current Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack’s retirement.  Bolden will be the first Black woman to serve on the high court and is Whitmer’s first appointment to the state’s Supreme Court. Michigan […]

Wentworth defends House Republicans over response to Chatfield allegations

BY: - November 18, 2022

As he prepares to vacate the leadership of the Michigan House, Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell) defended his party’s handling of allegations against the man he succeeded. Wentworth, who is term-limited and will leave office at the end of the year, spoke to reporters Thursday during a media roundtable during which he said House Republicans had […]

Lawrence interested in USPS post, toasts Jeffries as a consensus-builder among Dems

BY: - November 18, 2022

Retiring U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) told the Advance on Thursday that she supports U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) as U.S. House minority leader and she’s interested in a U.S. Postal Service appointment.  The news comes after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the first woman in history to hold the gavel, announced Thursday she […]

Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership

BY: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman in history to hold the gavel, shepherding landmark bills across four presidencies, announced Thursday she’ll step aside from leadership though she’ll remain in Congress. “With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” she […]

U.S. Senate Democrats make a last-ditch push for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers

BY: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Democratic U.S. senators have set a December deadline for passing bipartisan legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for more than 600,000 undocumented people who were brought into the country as children — but they don’t yet have enough Senate Republican votes to make it a reality. During a Wednesday press conference […]

McConnell re-elected U.S. Senate GOP leader, fending off bid by Florida’s Rick Scott

BY: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans overwhelmingly re-elected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday as their leader for the next Congress, though nearly a dozen members backed Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s attempt to usurp McConnell. Scott’s bid, which he launched Tuesday during an hours-long discussion among Senate Republicans about the future of their party amid disappointing results in the […]

COMMENTARY

David Hecker: After the election, let’s celebrate, analyze and build a better Michigan

BY: - November 17, 2022

Last week’s election results were astounding.  For the first time in my 39 years in Michigan, stalwart allies of public education and working people are the majority in both the Michigan Senate and House and Gretchen Whitmer will be our governor for four more years.  Moreover, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana […]

Republicans win control of the U.S. House with 218th seat

BY: - November 16, 2022

Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House on Wednesday night after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top, according to Associated Press projections. Though not as decisive a victory as GOP leaders had hoped, Republican candidates flipped key seats in New York, Virginia, Oregon and Arizona […]

Lasinski says Democratic leadership will ‘restore integrity’ to the state House after scandals

BY: - November 14, 2022

With Democrats set to take control in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2023, Democratic leadership has reaffirmed their commitment to investigating former House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering).  House Democrats began calling for a bipartisan committee to investigate Chatfield’s conduct in office in March, following allegations that Chatfield sexually abused his sister-in-law beginning when she […]

Congress heads back to D.C. for a hectic lame-duck session

BY: - November 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Capitol Hill and a lengthy to-do list next week, following a six-week midterm elections break that saw Democrats outperform expectations and Republicans barely inch toward the U.S. House majority. On the agenda are same-sex marriage legislation, a huge defense bill, changes in how presidential electoral votes are counted and more. […]