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Brian4Liberty
06-12-2014, 08:58 AM
There is another upcoming race in Michigan between a constitutional conservative underdog and an establishment favorite. Will Tom McMillin be the next Dave Brat?


Cantor's loss buoys Mich. tea party hopefuls

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss to a tea party candidate in Virginia is giving hope to like-minded Republican candidates in Michigan.
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Brat’s feat of unseating a powerful incumbent with about $200,000 to Cantor’s $5 million also inspires 8th District congressional hopeful Tom McMillin, a state representative from Rochester Hills whose opponent has been blessed by the outgoing congressman, Mike Rogers, R-Howell.

“The main thing it showed is money’s not everything,” McMillin said. “I think it makes it clear that if you get your message across … and if your message is solid constitutional conservatism and free markets and personal liberty, limited government, I think those are the things people are looking for.”
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McMillin runs on record, principles

McMillin is considered an underdog against former state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop in a Republican primary in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, where Rogersis not seeking re-election.

Bishop is backed by two heavy hitters in the GOP establishment: Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Rogers. The district includes Ingham, Livingston and northern Oakland counties.

Bishop has even declared that he is a tea party conservative.

McMillin said he’s not overtly running on the tea party mantle, preferring to highlight his conservative efforts in the Legislature.

“I think generally the voters are looking at principles,” McMillin said. “I’m just running on my record and principles.”

GOP strategist Mitchell says McMillin faces “an uphill struggle.”

“Mike Bishop was a very conservative guy when he was Senate majority leader,” he said, and Rogers’ endorsement will carry weight on his behalf — especially since he chairs the U.S. House Intelligence Committee.
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More:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140611/POLITICS02/306110089

Tom McMillin's famous "Scorecard" candidate comparison can be found here:
http://www.tom4michigan.com/scorecard

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Brian4Liberty
06-12-2014, 10:56 AM
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EBounding
06-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Here's another scorecard by an outside group from when Bishop and McMillin were in the legislature at the same time:

McMillin: 94% Bishop: 11%

http://www.watchingmichigan.com/8th-district-candidates/

Here's the full legislature scorecard (You'll notice Amash and McMillin are at the top):
http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=887

malkusm
06-12-2014, 11:15 AM
TTom McMillin's famous "Scorecard" candidate comparison can be found here:
http://www.tom4michigan.com/scorecard

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As I mentioned elsewhere, I am not fond of the format of his "scorecard". There is a cognitive bias associated with seeing the word NO in red font - it conveys negativity, danger, etc....things you'd rather associate with the opponent than yourself.

Just a small nit pick, love McMillen and hope he can pull it off....haven't seen any polling?

EBounding
06-12-2014, 11:49 AM
As I mentioned elsewhere, I am not fond of the format of his "scorecard". There is a cognitive bias associated with seeing the word NO in red font - it conveys negativity, danger, etc....things you'd rather associate with the opponent than yourself.

Just a small nit pick, love McMillen and hope he can pull it off....haven't seen any polling?

For what it's worth, Bishop's response to McMillin's scorecard was...copying the scorecard (http://www.electmikebishop.com/scorecard/). :p

The last poll was 18% for Bishop and 8% for McMillin, with the rest undecided. I think the poll was conducted after Rogers endorsed, but I'm not sure.

malkusm
06-12-2014, 01:01 PM
For what it's worth, Bishop's response to McMillin's scorecard was...copying the scorecard (http://www.electmikebishop.com/scorecard/). :p

The last poll was 18% for Bishop and 8% for McMillin, with the rest undecided. I think the poll was conducted after Rogers endorsed, but I'm not sure.

That sounds promising. Very little name ID on either side.

Michigan would rival Kentucky in terms of good federal politicians if we can get McMillin in :)

Aratus
06-12-2014, 02:12 PM
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/05/tom_mcmillin_kicks_off_congres.html
Justin Amash likes him. if Tom McMillin now wins his seat,
like Dave Brat, will this fall more than simply echo 2010???

EBounding
06-12-2014, 09:14 PM
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3619768610001/a-gop-civil-war-developing/

@4:05 Amash gives a shout out to Tom McMillin as another "Dave Brat".

Aratus
06-13-2014, 04:01 PM
Justin Amash likes him!!!!!!

Brian4Liberty
06-23-2014, 02:23 PM
As I mentioned elsewhere, I am not fond of the format of his "scorecard". There is a cognitive bias associated with seeing the word NO in red font - it conveys negativity, danger, etc....things you'd rather associate with the opponent than yourself.


Well, now that you mention it...I can't get it out of my head when I see it! ;)

nayjevin
06-23-2014, 08:25 PM
When it comes to taxes and spending the word 'no' is magical.