Politics

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Montcalm County Drain Commissioner opponents question qualifications

The heated and frequently acrimonious race between Shane Jacobs and Sandy Raines for Montcalm County drain commissioner has focused all along on integrity and experience. Those two factors will likely guide voters going to the polls on Nov. 6. Raines, a Republican who currently holds the chief deputy drain commissioner position, boasts 34 years of “hands-on” experience in public service.

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Montcalm County Commissioner District 5 pits retired teacher vs. commissioner

Republican Ronald Retzloff has served as a Montcalm County commissioner for 14 years, but Democrat challenger Jerome Duran is hoping to claim the seat of District 5. District 5 covers Day Township and Home Township, the northern half of Evergreen Township and the city of Stanton.

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Local jobs are top issue in testy rematch in 70th District State House race

The heated race for 70th District state representative may come down to which candidate appears to have the most integrity to voters. Incumbent Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, is being challenged for his position by Mike Huckleberry, D-Greenville.

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2012 General Election Candidate Questionnaires

Here is The Daily News’ 2012 General Election Candidate Questionnaires for Contested Races.

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Gov. Snyder, AG Schuette, GOP chairman coming to Greenville

Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak will be joined by Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette in Greenville on Saturday. The state Republican team is traveling around the state for the Believe in Michigan Bus Tour. The Greenville stop is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Montcalm GOP Headquarters at 214 South Franklin St. in Greenville.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently shared his views on Proposals 1 through 6 at a townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College. - Daily News/Cory Smith

Gov. Snyder: Yes on Proposal 1, no on Proposals 2 through 6

Voters will decide on six statewide proposals one week from today. “A very crowded ballot,” observed Gov. Rick Snyder at a recent townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently sat down for an interview with The Daily News to share his thoughts on the Nov. 6 election and Michigan’s economy, along with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Governor talks Obama vs. Romney, negative campaigning, jobs

Gov. Rick Snyder recently appeared with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman at a townhall-style meeting at Montcalm Community College to rally the Republican base. The Daily News sat down with Snyder for an interview after the event to get the governor’s thoughts on the upcoming election, which takes place one week from today.

WOOD-TV8 political reporter Rick Albin holds a card with a handwritten question from an audience member for U.S. House District 4 candidate Debra Friedell Wirth at a question Tuesday night at a question and answer session for local political candidates at the MCC Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Candidate forum an opportunity for voters to get questions answered

Many residents gathered at the Montcalm Community College Ash Technology and Learning Center in Greenville on Tuesday evening to ask political candidates questions before the Nov. 6 election.

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Gov. Snyder to be at MCC on Friday

Gov. Rick Snyder and 70th District State Rep Rick Outman will participate in a town hall meeting Friday at Montcalm Community College in Sidney.

Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, answers questions concerning the six ballot proposals that voters will decide on in the upcoming general election on Nov. 6. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Area legislators weigh in on statewide ballot proposals

With the general election right around the corner on Nov. 6, state legislators used Monday’s one-hour Legislative Luncheon at Montcalm Community College to update and inform those in attendance on six ballot proposals that voters will decide.