November 8, 2006, - 4:57 pm

Schlussel Endorsements Help Decide Michigan Elections

By Debbie Schlussel
**** SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE ****
We can’t take credit for the huge victory that the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, Proposal Two, garnered. Though we endorsed it, the huge victory was all due to the hard work of Jennifer Gratz, Ward Connerly, and Doug Tietz–three wonderful, brilliant people with whom I’m proud to have the honor of having worked.
But we can take credit for the huge loss of Republican Michigan Supreme Court Candidate Marc Shulman. In a hugely embarrassing loss, Shulman barely beat the Libertarian nominee, Kerry Morgan (for whom we proudly voted). In Tuesday’s election, Shulman got the lowest vote total–BY FAR–of any statewide Republican candidate in Michigan.
We take credit because, since Shulman’s nomination, this site garnered hundreds and hundreds of hits from concerned Michigan voters looking for information on this phony Republican shill for trial lawyers and Islamists.
They got that info here, and he was trounced, big-time. Buh-bye, Marc.
Final results from the Detroit Newsistan:
Supreme Court
Cavanagh, Michael (i) 1,981,259 39.77
Corrigan, Maura (i) 1,687,850 33.88
Beckering, Jane 560,475 11.25
Shulman, Marc 384,794 7.72
Morgan, Kerry 367,094 7.37
**** UPDATE, 11/09/06: Shulman, who was recruited to run by failed Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis despite Anuzis’ knowledge of Shulman’s trial lawyer history, was not expected to win (he ran hoping the Republicans will nominate him to another judgeship, which, thankfully, will now not happen). But he was not expected to lose this big.
Ironically, Anuzis claims that he did a good job in getting Republicans elected, Tuesday, and is running for re-election as Michigan GOP Chairman. That’s hilarious, considering he lost the Michigan House, several statewide incumbents on virtually all of the University Regents Boards and the Michigan Board of Education, and lost the Governor’s race to an incumbent Democrat in what is Michigan’s worst economy in decades.
Couple all of that with the fact that he openly opposed the most winning item on the ballot, the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, Proposal 2. If he’d openly endorsed it along with his party, I guarantee things would be a different story in Michigan. But he didn’t do the right thing, and he lost the state to the Dems, big-time. Time for him to lose, too.
If Anuzis is re-elected, it will tell us that Michigan Republicans are really not interested in winning.

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6 Responses

Congrats on the Mich Civil Rights Initiative, Proposal Two.
What are the odds of a) this being completely ignored and unenforced especially at the University level and b) a liberal judge gutting or overturning this somehow?
I would say pretty good given the track record of these intiatives. It is heartening that everytime a lib issue actually gets put to the voters they reject it. Too bad that doesnt get translated enough to politicians.

dll2000 on November 8, 2006 at 6:00 pm

How about sinking OUR teeth into somethang EVERYone can agree on—Debbie Schlussel holiday calendar???

EminemsRevenge on November 8, 2006 at 6:29 pm

EminemsRevenge has a great idea there. I second it. What do you say Debbie? You could pose with in camo, a beret and rifle in one month, under cover in a slitted veil whatever they call that thing) eating spaghetti (you really wouldn’t need to pose for that one–you have file photo),… one with charlies angels type training going on..one with you on O’Reilly or Howard…….man with a little effort, we’d have a real collector piece. Reward us at Hannukah time with a timeless keepsake.

BB on November 8, 2006 at 10:55 pm

Forward this post to the RNC and bloggers like Ed Morrisey, John Hawkins, Hugh Hewitt and Michelle Malkin: it’s the kind of net-based interface activists, pundits, and campaigns need to engage in in ’08.

Jeremiah on November 9, 2006 at 3:41 am

I do not want to see Saul Anuzis re-elected. What can we do to stop that? Got an e-mail addy, or phone number that we can call?

DannoJyD on November 9, 2006 at 1:50 pm

I do not want to see Saul Anuzis re-elected. What can we do to stop that? Got an e-mail addy, or phone number that we can call? Only a decent grass roots effort will get us a true Conservative to run the MIGOP.

DannoJyD on November 9, 2006 at 1:53 pm

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