It's nice to see that "professional" politicos aren't so different from the rest of us. This amusing story describes how the Democratic chairman and DeVos' spokesman got into a shouting match after the Democrat tried to hold a press conference on DeVos' property:
"The two then exchanged accusations, insults and threats as 16 DeVos campaign staffers came out carrying placards calling Gov. Jennifer Granholm a liar.
More than seven months before the election, the clash underscored what many expect to be an intense gubernatorial campaign that has already seen extensive TV advertising by multimillionaire DeVos.
At one point Monday, Truscott poked Brewer's shoulder to make a point. Brewer threatened to file assault charges."
Meanwhile, this article by Paul Weyrich analyzes the chances of black Republicans to win statewide office, including Keith Butler in Michigan. I don't necessarily agree with his take on the candidates, but I do think that it is interesting how the party establishment picks candidates. If they don't like you, they will recruit someone against you and try to defeat you. They are anything but neutral.
On a side note, I completely agree with Weyrich's take on the Ohio gubernatorial race. Ken Blackwell is clearly the best candidate. This article proves that the marriage initiative was not a Republican scheme to win more votes, since every top Republican in the state opposed it except Blackwell.