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August 22nd, 2006

Here is my early prediction on a race I’ve been watching for over a year. That’s right; I’m talking about the Michigan Governors race. This is a super hot contest between a sitting Democrat Governor (Jennifer Granholm) and republican businessman Dick Devos.

State of the Union: Michigan is experiencing a single state recession. People are leaving Michigan in unprecedented numbers. Michigan has lost over 100,000 jobs since Granholm as taken office. Detroit is the motor capital of the world, yet they’re tearing down auto plants and building them in other states. Economically, Michigan is in desperate need of a turn-around.

Michigan may be a presidential blue state, but don’t forget that Granholm’s predecessor was a very popular three-term republican named John Engler, the longest-serving governor in the United States.

I predict that Dick Devos will win this. I doubt there is anyone in Michigan that doesn’t know someone who has lost their job in the last four years. I personally know of many that have lost their job, and some that have left the state. On Election Day, Michigan voters will decide if they want more jobs and people to leave, or if they want to turn their state around with Dick Devos. There are many reasons I could list; his fundraising is incredible in the amount his has raised and how many different contributors he has; his organization; his endorsements; the list goes on and on.


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