I don't care which races are close, which are nasty and which are the most crucial to state House control. Well, OK, I do, but I've got to confess that my biggest guilty pleasure this spring/summer will be watching the GOP battle in the 105th.
Something we've found when we've done Capitol Journal Q&A's, where readers ask the questions, is that some of the issues on the voting public's minds aren't on anyone else's radar. Take, for example, the issue of the penny.
Well this was certainly a boost to my world this morning. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza included the LSJ's Capitol Journal on a reader-nominated list of the best state political blogs in the country, one of only two from Michigan.
Hillary Clinton's exaggeration of her not-so-harrowing trip to Bosnia as First Lady was finally exposed and Nancy Reagan endorsed John McCain, but what was the lead story for most papers today? A fluff piece on who the candidates are related to.
A national analyst has identified Michigan's House of Representatives as one of the key targets for Republicans looking to take back legislative bodies across the nation lost to the Democrats in 2004 and 2006.