Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Dingell called his win in a release sent out Tuesday night.
With results still coming in, U.S. Rep. John Dingell has called the race for his re-election to the House of Representatives. He faces Republican Cynthia Kallgren, a businesswoman from Trenton, in the race for the newly drawn district, which includes parts of Wayne and Washtenaw counties. If officially re-elected, Dingell will enter his 30th term in Congress in January. That will make him the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history. “I want to thank the fine people of Michigan's 12th Congressional District for once again allowing me to serve them in the U.S. House; it is my distinct honor and privilege to do so," Dingell said in a statement released Tuesday night. "I will continue to fight hard for their priorities and to make them …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Dearborn's Democratic Congressman gives his thoughts on the history of Labor Day.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Congressman John Dingell (D-Dearborn) shared his thoughts on Labor Day in a statement. Do you agree with his views? Tell us in the comments. "Today we honor the labor movement in America–a movement that is the engine of our middle class. America's workers are the best in the world and their productivity and ingenuity have enabled millions of families to achieve the American dream. "We must not forget how got here: organized labor fought and won numerous battles to ensure fair treatment and motivation in the workplace. Our parents and grandparents led this movement which ended child labor, established fair wages, instituted pensions for American families to live on when they retire, implemented paid sick and vacation leave, created …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Cynthia Kallgren will face longtime U.S. Rep. John Dingell in the Nov. 6 general election.
With late-night numbers too close to call on the Aug. 7 primaries, unofficial results from the Michigan Secretary of State Wednesday morning are giving the Republican bid for the 12th District U.S. House of Representatives seat to Trenton businesswoman Cynthia Kallgren. With 100 percent of precincts reporting from the Wayne and Washtenaw territories the new 12th District covers, Kallgren appears to have won by 358 votes over Karen Jacobsen of Dearborn. Kallgren's camp called the election around 9 a.m. Wednesday via their Twitter account, telling followers "The final results are in! Thanks to everyone who made this possible." The tweet links to results as reported by the Associated Press; however, the AP and other media outlets had not …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
With the Aug. 7 election a month away, the campaigns for seats in the U.S. House and Senate are heating up.
With the August primary a month away, the campaigns for the U.S. House and U.S. Senate seats are heating up just like the Michigan weather. This week several of the candidates made headlines as the Aug. 7 election approaches.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Candidates for the 12th District say it's time for John Dingell to retire. But the Dearborn Democrat said he still has work to do in the nation's capital.
If first-time candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 12th District are hoping that distancing themselves from politics will help boost their campaigns, Congressman John Dingell is banking on exactly the opposite. Out of four nominees for the seat that would encompass downriver, Dearborn and west to Ann Arbor, Dingell is the only who has held office. And it’s his experience that he believes will carry him into his 30th term. More: Meet the 12th Congressional District candidates “I never thought ignorance or inexperience was a qualification for running for office,” Dingell said in an interview with Dearborn Patch, speaking about candidates who tout their lack of political backgrounds. But other candidates say it's their …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Longtime U.S. Rep. John Dingell will face off against first-time candidate Daniel Marcin in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary election.
This is the last of a four-part series introducing the candidates running for the 12th Congressional seat. Dearborn Democrat John Dingell is looking to break a record. And if the 29-term representative is elected this November to serve the newly drawn 12th District, he’ll do just that, becoming the longest serving member of Congress in American history. Heading into the Aug. 7 primary, Democrat Daniel Marcin and Republicans Cynthia Kallgren and Karen Jacobsen are also vying for the spot. One candidate from each political party will be eliminated at that time. Not surprisingly, candidates are taking shots at Dingell’s voting record on issues such as health care and social security. Marcin’s campaign website is even aptly titled No30thTerm.…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Karen Jacobsen hopes to unseat Democrat John Dingell, who is the longest running member of Congress.
A Dearborn woman on Thursday announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress in Michigan's 12th District. Karen Jacobsen, a businesswoman who lives in Dearborn with her husband and daughter, is running in the Republican congressional primary in August for the House of Representatives. Jacobsen announced her candidacy from her home in Dearborn Thursday afternoon. According to her official website, Jacobsen describes herself as "a regular American who wants to unwind, reduce and simplify our federal government in Washington, DC." "It’s time to throw off the heavy weight of government so we can be free, productive and prosperous," she adds. U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who is running in the Democratic primary for the same seat, also announced his …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Auto industry would get five years to work on fuel-saving technologies before the new rule would take effect in 2017.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed doubling auto fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, according to a Reuters story in HuffPost Detroit. Regulators hope to complete the proposal by summer following a 60-day public comment period, according to the story. The administration would give the industry five years to continue to develop fuel-saving technologies and products before the new rule would start in 2017. “The Obama Administration is to be commended for working with auto manufacturers, labor, consumer groups, and environmentalists to protect American jobs while also increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions," said U. S. Rep John Dingell (D-Dearborn) in a statement about the new standards. "The …
Friday, August 26, 2011
More than $2.2 million in grants from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will be used for projects in Metro Detroit.
The federal government awarded nearly $2.2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Friday to Metro Detroit area agencies to protect and preserve the waterways. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the four grants to local agencies at Veterans Memorial Park in St. Clair with members of Congress, county officials and local environmental groups. "The new standard of care under the president's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative ... is to make sure we are proactively making the Great Lakes better for the next generation," said Cameron Davis, EPA senior advisor to the administrator on the Great Lakes. The four grants are among 70 that have been awarded by the EPA under the Great Lakes Restorative Initiative in 2011. The …