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Sen. John Thune in Michigan, and other stories

Greetings again bloggers…I had a few exams last week and did not have much time to track the news, but have no fear, I now have another 5 weeks of neglecting my school work until I have to cram for my next exam.

I know I missed some big events here in Michigan since the convention:

1)  Mitt Romney’s announcement in Dearborn.   From everything that I was able to follow on this I heard that it went off in a less than stellar fashion.  Everything I saw on the news look organized and well planned for the former Governor and what I heard of his speech sounded great.  However, weather and other campaigns might have gotten the best of Team Romney that week.

Michigan Cooler has some great insight into the matter if you have not already seen it.

2) Another story that seems to be picking up steam is that the Michigan Republicans seem to be putting up a good fight against the Granholm tax increases; I guess the Senate managed to defeat the budget, Saul’s blog has had good coverage of this continuing saga.

And in the most recent news Sen. John Thune was in Michigan this week, yesterday as a matter of fact, and spoke at the Kent County Lincoln Day Dinner.

Sen. John Thune is one of Swing Stater’s favorite Seantor’s.  He has apparently endorsed fellow Senator John McCain for President.  This is a big pick-up for Team McCain.

In other news Mitt Romney seems to be taking another lashing for what some view as a faltering position of gun control.  As I am sure many know from the now infamous 94′ Seante debate, Romney was an advocate for many gun control measures that were not exactly popular with the NRA and far right.

Since joining the NRA last August Romney has been a staunch defender of the second amendment on the campaign trail.

 The Boston Globe says this on the subject:

“Mitt Romney, who has touted his support of gun owners since launching his presidential campaign, yesterday acknowledged he did not become a member of the National Rifle Association until last August, campaign officials said.

A former advocate of gun control, Romney during his 1994 run for the US Senate backed measures the gun-rights group opposed, such as a five-day waiting period on gun sales and a ban on certain assault weapons.”

Romney’s campaign has this to say:

“He joined the NRA because, like millions of Americans, he supports the group’s advocacy of the Second Amendment and its commitment to education programs promoting the safe use of firearms by law-abiding gun owners…”

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February 20, 2007 - Posted by | Michigan Politics

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