Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The presidential candidate is in town for a private event hosted by Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday night.
A crowd of about 200 people gathered Wednesday afternoon outside the Troy Marriott hotel on Big Beaver Road to rally in protest of visiting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney is in Troy for a private fundraiser hosted by Gov. Rick Snyder at the hotel. Protesters carried signs and waved at motorists along Big Beaver, many of whom were honking as they passed by. "We're here to support Barack Obama," said Jeff Klayo of Mt. Clemens, who attended the rally with two fellow UAW members. "He stands for the little guys... The working class." Liz Ratzloff of Ann Arbor attended the rally and wore the official "Pillamina" mascot costume for Planned Parenthood. "I'm here sporting Pillamina because Romney doesn't support low-cost …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin addressed an audience of constituents, business leaders and elected officials Wednesday in Macomb Township.
Congressman Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, addressed a gathering of Macomb County business and community leaders Wednesday on issues in Washington and to share his thoughts on the presidential election. While Levin cited data that showed the economy is improving in Macomb County, the affects the recession are still being felt by the residents. “Our country remains in the grip of a tumultuous period unlike any we’ve faced in generations,” Levin told the crowd of about 100 people. “The deep recession, combined with the financial crisis, crippled our economy at a time when we were still involved in two foreign conflicts and grappling with the need to make investments in education, technology and infrastructure to lay the groundwork for the next …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Michigan native Mitt Romney won St. Clair Shores in the Republican presidential primary election, leading former Sen. Rick Santorum by nearly 14 points.
Mitt Romney led all Republican presidential candidates Tuesday in primary voting in St. Clair Shores, just as he did in the entire state of Michigan. The former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native beat rival Rick Santorum by nearly 14 points, according to unofficial results posted on the St. Clair Shores website. Nearly 21 percent of the registered voters in the Shores cast votes in the primary, which was close to the pre-election projections by city officials. One voter who cast a vote for Romney was resident Freddie Hagenah. She voted for the former governor because she felt that "he has a solid background" to address her concerns about the economy, jobs, health care and national security. Romney's victory came despite a weekend …
We'll be monitoring precinct results, but we need you to supply the action with photos and comments from the polls and watch parties you visit.
At long last it's primary day in Michigan and St. Clair Shores Patch is set to cover the action from the moment polls open until the results are finalized. Early estimates predicted between 22 and 29 percent of the nearly 48,000 registered St. Clair Shores voters will vote in the primary today. Patch will be checking in with precincts in St. Clair Shores throughout the day, but could use a few extra eyes and ears in the field. Proudly wearing your Romney or Santorum badge? Show us your primary pride by uploading a photo to our gallery. The ballot machine stop working at your precinct? Tell us in the comments below or send a text to Editor Edward Cardenas at 586-404-7927. And if you're planning to follow the results with friends and …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Eight presidential candidates talk jobs, housing, health care, taxes — and character.
Eight Republican presidential hopefuls took turns offering their thoughts on all aspects of the economy — and faith and trust — on the stage of a transformed O'rena on the campus of Oakland University on Wednesday night. In a nationally televised debate coordinated by the Michigan Republican Party, the university and CNBC, candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum sparred on issues related to money, jobs, housing and taxes. One of them, Michigan GOP Chairman Bobby Schostak, said at the start of the two-hour debate, could likely be the "next leader of the free world." Outside the O'rena, about a hundred protesters gathered – far fewer than the thousands of …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tell us what St. Clair Shores residents need from our next president. What issues matter the most to our local community?
Friday, November 4, 2011
Eight candidates have confirmed participation in next week's Republican Presidential Debate at Oakland University, and Patch wants your input on the issues. CNBC, host of the Nov. 9 event, confirmed Wednesday night that the following candidates will be onstage: So tell us, St. Clair Shores, what are the topics you want to see the candidates address? What do you think St. Clair Shores needs most from our next president? Tell us in the comments below. "Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate," will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the O'Rena on the OU campus. It will be moderated by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo and John Harwood. For more details about the debate, see Patch's previous story.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Five things to get your day started.
Here are a few items to get your day started. 1. Fall-like temperatures return today with a high near 67 and partly sunny skies according to the National Weather Service. 2. Today is the final day to register to vote for the November elections. To register, visit the office of the St. Clair Shores City Clerk. 3. Macomb County offices and courts will reopen after being closed Monday. Trash collection in the Shores was not affected by the holiday. 4. Students in the Shores in third through ninth grades will be taking the MEAP today. Make students have a good breakfast and words of support as they head off to school. 5. This week is Fire Prevention Week. Today's fire safety tip from the National Fire Protection Association is pull …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Voters narrow the field of candidates for the November general election for mayor and city council.
Two current members of St. Clair Shores City Council received the most votes in Tuesday's primary election. The top two candidates in the mayoral primary, and the six highest city council candidates primary, will advance to November's general election. Kip Walby received the most votes in the mayoral primary, and the largest number of votes in the election. Ronald J. Frederick received the greatest number of votes of the 10 candidates in the city council primary. "I appreciate the support from the people. It has been great to get it in the past and I hope I have it in the general," said Walby, who was surrounded by family at City Hall as the results came in. "It is only the primary. There is a lot of work left to do to still become the …
Voters went to the polls Tuesday to select who will run in the general election in November.
Results from the Aug. 2 primary for mayor and city council in St. Clair Shores.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Joe Backus is running a write-in campaign for the St. Clair Shores city council primary.
A longtime St. Clair Shores resident has filed to run as a write-in candidate for city council. Joe Backus, a 40-year resident of the Shores, joins 10 other people who are running in the city council primary. The top six candidates in the Aug. 2 primary will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. The 47-year-old has already started his door-to-door campaigning for the spot on the general election ballot after he said numerous residents approached him wishing him luck in the election. "Several times people came up to me saying 'I'm voting for you. Good luck in the election.' I was surprised by this because my name isn't on the ballot," Backus said. "Then a couple times people came up to me saying, "You should run for council." "I decided …