Monday, August 6, 2012

Free Press: Deb DeBacker has lent her campaign $85k!

Oakland County Republicans aim for state House seats with no incumbents

41st District
Three Republicans are seeking Knollenberg's seat.
In the money race, Deborah DeBacker, 57, of Troy, a retired certified public accountant, is a clear-cut leader with $85,000 she loaned her campaign.
Troy City Councilman Martin Howrylak, 37, is also a CPA. He loaned his campaign $12,400 and raised $20,330.
Matt Pryor, 52, is the former mayor of Troy and owns a landscaping business. He has raised $11,360.

13 comments:

  1. Who says you can't buy an election? Debbie sure is trying!

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  2. I stopped counting how many campaign mailings I got from her, and also stopped counting the annoying robo calls. i dont know who is running her campaign, but spending a lot of that $85k on campaign lit, and robo calls wont change my mind. She wont be getting my vote.

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  3. Howrylak is worse with the deceptive campaign mailing, IMO. Received an "informational flyer" (their words) from the "Small Government Alliance" this weekend purporting to be nonbiased profiles of the three candidates. You can guess, mixed facts in with outright attacks on the other two, and all good stuff about MH, including "Mr. Howrylak is an Eagle Scout. Literally". Also re his heroic actions on the library: "A staunch, fiscal conservative, he has been uncompromising...even opposing a library millage he believed unnnecessary, not only standing virtually alone on the issue but actually sending a letter to residents". This is the infamous letter that he sent out a day before the vote, not giving a chance for response, as a consequence the millage failed.

    Plus Howrylak is endorsed by Mayor Daniels, and her tiresome fan club that speaks in the public comments at city council meetings, among them her selection for Planning Commission. It is almost enough to make me vote for DeBacker.

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  4. Show both of them that we will not tolerate this. Vote for Pryor!

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    1. Isn't a vote for Pryor a wasted vote? Anon 3:06, do you really want Mary Kerwin?

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    2. I'm not Anon 3:06, but I think either Matt Pryor or Mary Kerwin would be preferable to the other two candidates who I see as beholden to the extremist Tea Party movement. We need consensus builders in government not "my way or the highway" types. I was impressed by Pryor's answers in the two candidate info nights, they were refreshingly non-Tea Party, pragmatic and showed empathy toward the poor (this was in an answer about welfare fraud).

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  5. No, Pryor will be the weakest candidate against Mary Kerwin. Everyone should vote for him, since Mary is unopposed and will be on the ballot no matter what. Spread the word--vote for Pryor.

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  6. Debacker "literature" are totally devoid of the things I want to hear from a candidate. What will she do about jobs? Silence. I also got a ton of mailers from Martin and this is what I learned- He is married. He is married to an Asian woman. His parents are married. His in-laws are married. Why is this THE most important piece of information he can tell us about himself? I am married too, so what?
    Mary Kerwin is the only one in this crowd who is the only credible person in this race. Oh and she's married too in case you were wondering.

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    1. So where are the self proclaimed Republicans in this forum ? You do realize that at the state level, it definitely IS partisan don't you? You really think you will wind up with a democratic majority in the house after November? Yea, good luck with that.

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    2. Anon 7:00PM, What's wrong with getting the best qualified person in office regardless of party? In this political age of extremes, a fiscally conservative Democrat may have more in common with a moderate Republican than the extremes of either party. My spouse in the last gubanatorial election, who is a yellow-dog Democrat if ever there was one, voted for Snyder because he couldn't stand the candidate his party put up. I believe more and more people are looking for courageous independent thinkers who are practical, have a basis in integrity and are not slaves to party-speak. Just my maybe naive opinion.

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    3. "Oh and she's married too ; Stormy.

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  7. Like myself, I think most Republicans are watching in horror as the party is abducted by crazy people.

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  8. But DeBacker is the only parent running so we have to vote for her (so says one of her gazillion flyers in BOLD writing). I have four children and she has three, does that mean I am more qualified to be a State Rep than she is?

    My mom said she would never vote for her solely based on the number of mailings and phone calls she received. I filled her in on the other reasons. ;)

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