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View Diary: MI-07: This past week in MI-07 from the Washtenaw County Elections 2010 Examiner (21 comments)

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    Neon Vincent

    Of districts like this that don't get a lot of attention

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      MI-07 has special interest for me, since I lived in the district for 11 years.  Even though I don't live there any more, it holds a special place in my heart and I was glad to help turn it blue in 2008.

      As for the district not receiving a lot of attention, yes and no.  It's not getting a lot of love here on Daily Kos, but it is attracting attention nationally, as it is widely recognized as a race that could go to the Republicans and could hand them control of the House.

      I've read stories that feature the race in the New York Times, The Hill, and the Washington Post, and heard a very good investigative segment about it on the October 1st All Things Considered on NPR that used the race as a poster child of how third-party expendatures are playing a major part in this year's elections.  I plan on reviewing all that coverage this week.

      Another race that is part of my beat that I haven't covered much yet is John Dingell vs. Rob Steele in MI-15.  Everyone assumes that Dingell is safe, but some news came out last week that showed that the Dean of the House is not as secure as most think.

      Detroit Free Press: Poll: In House race, Rob Steele leads John Dingell by 4 points

      A new independent poll has the dean of the U.S. House, Rep. John Dingell, trailing his Republican opponent, Rob Steele, by 4 percentage points.

      The automated phone survey of 300 people in the 15th Congressional District showed Steele getting 43.8% of the vote. Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress, got 39.5%. About 11% were undecided. The gap is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percentage points. The poll was conducted Monday.

      Dingell's campaign said the survey -- conducted by the Rossman Group of Lansing and Team TelCom -- is a Republican front and is contradicted by other polls in recent weeks.

      The races here in Michigan, particularly those that affect Washtenaw County, have become very interesting.

      "The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead." ~ Paul Krugman.

      by Neon Vincent on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 02:14:01 PM PDT

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