Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Race for the 14th District

It's going to be an interesting race, made all the more interesting due to the fact that Mayor Brenda Lawrence is running. This puts me in a "weird position" because I'm sitting on an audio record of her time as Mayor for the past year and I'm thinking that I should do something with it. Don't know what. Just saying that it's there and I kind of feel that because I have it I should cover the race or something. I'm in a unique position. I don't want to do it, but damn it.

Miles, damn you get off your ass!

Alright. Where to begin? Other than the above what makes the race interesting? Redistricting.

Over the past year there has been a huge stink about the district maps in South Eastern Michigan, both for Oakland County commissioners and congress. Now the county stuff is a whole other ball of wax, but anyway due to the loss of population after the 2010 census we get fewer U.S. House representatives.

Because of the redistricting nobody really knows how the upcoming elections are going to play out. You have incumbents switching districts and running against one another, (Hansen Clarke, and Gary Peters) and a boat load of dark horse candidates, including Mayor Lawrence. Apart from them there is also former Michigan state representative Mary Waters.

Note: A previous version of this post mistakenly said Geoffrey Fieger was running.

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