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  •  And the GOOD candidates are... (2+ / 0-)
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    brabc1, MichaelNY

    Gretchen Whitmer would be good, but Gary Peters would be excellent.

    Wealth doesn't trickle down -- it rises up.

    by elsaf on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 05:45:45 AM PST

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    •  Gary Peter won't do it. (1+ / 0-)
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      elsaf

      I'm not against Gary, although he has lost statewide before. I just think now that he has a safe Congressional Seat he won't leave it for anything short of Carl Levin retiring.

      Mark Schauer is a great candidate too.

      However, I've always been on the Andy Meisner for Governor bandwagon. He has done a great job as Oakland County Treaurer and that a great base to build on for statewide office. Plus he's very progressive.

      •  I would argue (1+ / 0-)
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        elsaf

        "very progressive" won't do that well in a statewide race, unfortunately.

      •  Peters doesn't have a safe seat (5+ / 0-)
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        elsaf, blueonyx, sacman701, MichaelNY, jncca

        he's representing an African American majority district, meaning unless he represents them as well as Steve Cohen, he has a good chance of being beaten by someone from the African American community there in the primary.  This is why myself and many others thought it was a temporary move for him.  He just needed to keep a seat long enough to run for something statewide.  And he's also too moderate for his district, given his record.

        ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

        by James Allen on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 06:34:07 AM PST

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      •  Meisner (1+ / 0-)
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        lorla

        He would be a good candidate for AG if Whitmer runs for governor instead of AG.  

        •  I kind of feel the opposite... (0+ / 0-)

          I wouldn't mind Meisner running for AG, but he has no prior legal background.

          However, he does have a strong base of support in Oakland County as Treasurer, which would be more of an executive type role.

          Whitmer started running for AG in 2010 and ended up bowing out because she has small children.

          I'm afraid that Whitmer ends up not running for anything again because of her small children...

          I just hope we have our A-Team for every race in 2014!

      •  Question (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        Since your from Michigan, and you can tell us better what's going on first hand. What your gut feeling about the level of Carl Levin retiring. Have you been hearing anything on the ground in Michigan about the speculation of a possible retirement?

        Moderate Progressive, Born in Cairo, Raised in NY-11, Living in NJ-13.

        by BKGyptian89 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 08:40:43 AM PST

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        •  I haven't (1+ / 0-)
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          MichaelNY

          I haven't heard anything about Carl Levin retiring. I suppose he will someday.

          We shouldn't sit on our hands. We should be thinking about a successor even if he isn't ready to leave.

          Wealth doesn't trickle down -- it rises up.

          by elsaf on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:20:43 AM PST

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          •  Exactly cause Im not sure if he is or not. (1+ / 0-)
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            MichaelNY

            Just in case he does, then Peters would be the obvious favorite. I see Whitmer only as possible for Governor, while Peters is both a possible Senator or Governor. And he only 54 which is young for senate standards.

            Moderate Progressive, Born in Cairo, Raised in NY-11, Living in NJ-13.

            by BKGyptian89 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:53:33 AM PST

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