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The Up North Progressive, currently gearing up for another election season of meet the candidate posts noticed something when cruising through the Secretary of State’s unofficial candidate list. Understandably, this is the unofficial list, but the list won’t be made official until after the results of the August 3rd primary and Michigan moves on to […]

Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson will be in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula this week visiting with Democratic Party members to share ideas about the future of the party. Here is the itinerary for this week: Monday, January 12 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast with Cheboygan Dems Audies Restaurant 314 S Nicolet […]

We are now less than two days away before the 2014 midterm election. Absentee ballots are coming in with reports of very high returns similar to a year we would be electing a president. This is good news, as it’s a fact that when more people vote, Democratic Party candidates win. Which is why it’s […]

What are you doing to get them out to vote on November 4?

The 110th Michigan House District Is comprised of Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Ontonagon counties, and a portion of Marquette County. The residents of those counties know it’s almost time to re elect Scott Dianda to the Michigan State Legislature. Dianda was elected to his first term in 2012. He and his wife live in […]

The Detroit Free Press endorses Jerry Cannon for US Congress! District 1 will be served very well by Jerry. Make sure you vote for Jerry Cannon on November 4.

This debate took place on Monday, October 13, 2014.

22 private church schools currently use Accelerated Christian Education in Michigan. Rick Snyder will push forward on school vouchers if he wins another term as Governor. We already know he wants to do this after the leaking of ‘Skunkworks’ in 2013. Dick and Betsy DeVos have spent far too much money on this election to […]

The 109th district includes Alger, Luce, a portion of Marquette and Schoolcraft counties. John Kivela of Marquetter currently serves his first term as state house representative. His time in Lansing has been used to benefit the people of the 109th district. Another term of office will allow him to continue that good work and ensure […]