December 11, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard President and Managing Partner TJ Bucholz comments on the Michigan Legislature's Lame Duck session. 

Where are the Democrats?

That’s a question some party activists and strategists are asking as lame-duck Republicans in the Michigan Legislature ram through bills that would restrict the authority of Democrats poised to take over the state’s top polit...

December 3, 2018

Editor's note: MIRS asked a panel of political pundits that question, as well as whether reminding voters of tough times under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm has any further political shelf-life and if Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer should be secretly cheering for Gov. Rick SNYDER to get his way regarding Line Five. 

Q. Would the GOP-controlled Legislature actua...

November 15, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard President and CEO TJ Bucholz comments on messaging issues in Bill Schuette's failed gubernatorial campaign.  It wasn't a foregone conclusion that Whitmer would win going into the general election cycle, said John Clark, a political science professor at Western Michigan University.

November 8, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard President and CEO TJ Bucholz comments on the challenges Gretchen Whitmer will face as Michigan's newly elected governor. Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer, who campaigned on her ability to “get things done,” faces a challenge by needing to work with a Republican-controlled Legislature to do so.

October 29, 2018

Editor's note: Vanguard Senior Vice President Jen Eyer joins a panel of political pundits to discuss fundraising and spending practices in the gubernatorial election.  Q. Gretchen Whitmer's campaign is currently attracting and spending significantly more money than Bill Schuette's campaign. What significance, if any, do such advantages suggest at this stage o...

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