November 8, 2006, - 4:57 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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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:
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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