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  •  MI-08: Anuzis, Byrum, Bernero, GOP primary poll (6+ / 0-)

    Saul Anuzis on Twitter:

    Congress MI-8: I'm out for at least 3 practical reason:) Just can't afford it.  Thanks to all who offered support!
    The rest is from the Detroit News. Barb Byrum:
    For the Democrats, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum flew to Washington to huddle with Democratic leaders and build momentum for a potential candidacy. She’s expected to meet with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and EMILY’s list officials Wednesday.
    And then Virg Bernero responds:
    “My decision on whether or not to run for Congress will not be made in Washington and it won’t even be influenced by Washington,” said Bernero, who lost his gubernatorial bid to Republican Rick Snyder in 2010. “It will be made right here in the district.”
    ... which is dumb, because you know that if the DCCC wanted to meet with him, he would've been on the plane in a heartbeat. But I guess you've got to spin it whatever way you can.

    Anyway, we've also got our first poll:

    Bishop, R-Rochester, is running ahead of other GOP candidates, according to new automated survey of Republican primary voters in the 8th Congressional District. Nearly 23 percent favored Bishop; 18 percent, state Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville; 6 percent Barnett; and 4 percent former Michigan GOP chair Saul Anuzis. Almost half of those surveyed were undecided.

    The poll was conducted by Murray Communications, a Michigan-based Republican political consulting firm, with Portable Insights and Combat Data Inc. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

    Normal caveats about Michigan pollsters apply.
    •  Is there a GOP candidate that Dems (0+ / 0-)

      would prefer to run against? Of that list, especially, is one stronger than the others or does it not matter much?

      •  Choice (0+ / 0-)

        My choice would be the one with the least name recognition, so probably Barnett.  Next would be Hune.  Bishop is probably the most formidable because he was the former State Majority Leader, which provides him with all kinds of fundraising options the other two don't have.

    •  Well, that's too bad (3+ / 0-)
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      betelgeux, sapelcovits, Danny Ricci

      I liked our chances against jackal-headed Egyptian patron god of mummification Saul Anuzis.

      Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

      by SaoMagnifico on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 10:48:39 AM PDT

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    •  That's especially funny re Bernero (3+ / 0-)
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      Skaje, aamail6, BeloitDem

      Considering he said he was waiting for a DCCC poll to decide what he would do! (As if the DCCC is at his beck-and-call or something.) What's more, I don't think serious candidates talk about the D-Trip. It's sort of like Fight Club.

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      by David Nir on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 01:09:59 PM PDT

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    •  Poll (1+ / 0-)
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      James Allen

      The Lansing City Pulse is reporting that both Byrum and Bernero are doing polling.  But, it sounds like Bernero may simply be waiting on Byrum's poll.  Either way, it was hinted in the article that she's solidly out front.

      This is Virg being Virg.  He's my mayor, and I' support him for damn-near any office.  And, quite frankly, I don't think he'd be a horrible candidate.  Byrum is obviously the better choice at this point, but I don't get angry with his BSing, anymore.  I've kind of gotten used to his bluster and find it a bit endearing. lol

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