Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Politics is at the center this Sunday as the CBS 62 crew took to MSU’s Michigan Political Program to talk to executives there about the midterm elections in 2022, 2024 and beyond.
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Frank Luntz, political expert, pollster and best-selling author, spoke with “Michigan Matters” senior producer / host Carol Cain about the state and its impact on the nation’s political scene.
He talked about politeness in politics and from here on out.
Luntz stood for the 27thth Annual MPLP dinner held on Thursday with the participation of 500 people. He participated in a fire chat with Cain before the MPLP audience. Tonya Schuitmaker and Rudy Hobbs, two new co-directors of MPLP, were present, as was Dr. Matt Grossman, director of MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, overseeing the MPLP.
Cain also spoke with Cong. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, for “Michigan Matters” on the state of politics in 2022. Dingell is working with other Democrats to try to move Michigan ahead of the class in the 2024 presidential race and hold the nation’s first primary election – eclipsing New Hampshire and Iowa. She mentioned the late US Senator Carl Levin.
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Dingell and Luntz talked about the prospects for this effort.
State Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, also spoke with Cain about the governor’s competition. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is running for re-election and 10 Republicans are fighting to win the primary in August. The victory of the primary election will face Whitmer in November’s parliamentary elections.
Bill Ballenger, publisher of TheBallengerReport.com, spoke with Cain about some contests that garnered national attention, including the Democratic primary election between reps. Haley Stevens and rep. Andy Levin in the recently remade 11.th Congress District.
He also talked about John James, a Republican running for 10th Congress District. James ran twice for the U.S. Senate, but was unsuccessful.
Also discussed: US Rep. Peter Meijer’s re-election bid, US Representative Fred Upton’s decision not to seek re-election, the future of Senator Mitt Romney from Utah and more.
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Watch MICHIGAN IS SAID, Sunday at 8 on CBS 62