Eight-year-old Draak Clausing, attending a Republican election-watch party in Arizona, holds his head in despair as election results continue to stream in indicating an Obama re-election. (Photo by Aaron Lavinsky for the Arizona State Press)
Craig Romney, son of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, visited the Kent campaign headquarters Friday where he spoke to a crowd of approximately 100 people.
Craig told the crowd stories about growing up with a politically active father. He thanked supporters on behalf of his dad and asked for their continued support for the last leg of the election season.
On Wednesday, GOP super PAC Restore Our Future launched a $1.2-million ad buy focusing on the national unemployment rate. The PAC points to the Obama administration for the loss in job growth.
The ad claims the real unemployment rate is around 19 percent when those who have stopped looking for work are included; the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the national unemployment rate at 8.1 percent as of August.
This is the first presidential campaign ad in Michigan since August. Neither of the presidential campaigns has released ads here since February.
Michigan is just so critical. I mean there are just a handful of states that really, literally will determine the direction and the trajectory of America… for a long time.”
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to Michigan volunteers Saturday, via conference call, as they prepared to rally support.
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, campaigned in three western Michigan cities over the weekend. Biden spoke at campaign offices in Grand Rapids and Battle Creek and students at Kalamazoo College.
There’s another scandal about racially insensitive language brewing in New Mexico.
Republicans in BernalilloCounty last week began airing an ad condeming comments made by DNC Committeewoman Sheryl Williams Stapleton, who called Gov. Susanna Martinez (R) a “Mexican” during a heated exchange with a GOP lawmaker in December.
The controversy follows a scandal involving a member from the Republican National Committee called to resign over a joke about Native Americans.