Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Politics is at the heart of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” as Lavora Barnes, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, Rocky Raczkowski, chairman of the Oakland County Republican Party, David Dulio, director of the Oakland University Center for Civic Engagement Matt Grossman, director of MSU’s Department of Public Policy and Social Research and Professor of Political Science appear for a robust conversation on local, state and national issues.
They show up with Carol Cain, Senior Producer / Host, when they talked about the uprising on January 6 last year in our country’s capital. President Joe Biden delivered a speech to the nation on Thursday. blames former President Donald Trump. Trump responded with an immediate email that raised issues with Biden and his leadership.
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Barnes, who leads the Democratic Party of Michigan, spoke about the redistribution of congressional seats taking place here due to population loss. She spoke about Brenda Lawrence, the only African-American among Michigan’s current delegation, and her announcement that she would not seek re-election.
Raczkowski spoke of redistribution and was asked if he was considering running for Congress. He also discussed Biden’s speech and its impact on voters.
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Dulio, a professor of political science at the OU, mentioned Biden’s speech and the impact of the uprising on the 2022 election in Michigan. He also talked about some important congressional races that are taking shape. He came up with thoughts of rep. Peter Meijer from the western part of the state and his options for re-election.
Grossman, an expert on congressional redistribution, spoke about the process that has unfolded in Michigan. With a lawsuit already filed over it, he said there are likely to be others in the coming weeks.
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Watch Michigan means something, Sunday at 8 on CBS 62
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