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WGVU’s Decision 2020 profiles the candidates running for U.S. Representative in Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District. With cases of COVID-19 spiking, WGVU asks how they’d handle the pandemic?

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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash says he’s jumping into the 2020 presidential election seeking the Libertarian Party nomination. The Cascade Township Independent representing Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District left the Republican party on the 4th of July last year. WGVU asked if that’s the day he decided to run as a third-party candidate?

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WGVU interviews candidates running in the Michigan Senate's 29th District; Republican Chris Afendoulis, Democrat Winnie Brinks, Libertarian Bob VanNoller and Working Class party candidate Louis Palus.

Bill Gelineau, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate
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WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Libertarian Bill Gelineau three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

A: “Well, the most important thing is my Drop the Cap program which you can find on my website which is cometomichigan.org and that involves lowering the overall income level so that investment community will find Michigan attractive.”

Q: How would you improve the state’s educational outcomes?

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Libertarian Party of Michigan

WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Libertarian John Tatar three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

A: “I want to bring industry back to Michigan. We used to be the leading industry of the nation. We can bring technology back in. We can bring industry back in and that will bring jobs and that will expand the economy.”

Q: How would you improve the state’s educational outcomes?

A Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress in suburban Detroit was arrested during a community race after protesting and refusing to leave the roadway.

The Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV report Brian Ellison was arrested Saturday during Royal Oak Police Department's Run with the Police. Ellison, running for the 8th District seat held by second-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop, was protesting two recent fatal shootings by police.

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Tim Meyer (D-Grand Haven)

Democrat Tim Meyer is a small business owner with locations in Holland and Grand Haven. He’s been twice appointed to the Grand Haven Central Business District Development Authority board and worked in national and local campaigns. This is the second time he’s sought political office. This time Meyer is making a run for Michigan’s 89th House district seat in Lansing.

Q: Why politics?

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One month ago Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held a four percent lead over Republican Donald Trump in Michigan.

Now, with less than a month before voters head to the polls, Lansing-based Epic-MRA says Clinton has extended the lead to double-digits over the GOP nominee.

Epic-MRA polled 600 registered Michigan voters, 30-percent of those surveyed by cellphone, October 1st through the 3rd just days after the first Presidential debate.