Friday, July 27, 2012 on Between The Lines' endorsements

Carol Kuhnke at the Milan Fair Parade. She was endorsed by Between The Lines for District Court Judge.
Stabenow, Irwin, Kuhnke endorsed by Between The Lines
Between The Lines, Michigan's LGBT newspaper, just joined the Detroit Free Press among local newspapers in endorsing candidates for the August 7th primary election. In the its July 26th edition, the paper published endorsements and recommendations for candidates ranging from U.S. Senate to District Judge. Three of those candidates will be on the ballot in Washtenaw County and two in districts bordering Washtenaw County.

Between The Lines endorsed incumbent Debbie Stabenow for U.S. Senate, incumbent Jeff Irwin for the 53rd Michigan House District, and candidate Carol Kuhnke for the 22nd District Court. The LGBT paper also endorsed Syed Taj in the 11th Congressional District and Dian Slavens in the 21st Michigan House District, who are running in the portions of Wayne and Oakland counties adjoining Washtenaw County.

The candidates earned the endorsement of Between The Lines based upon their records and public statements in support of equality for LGBT people.
In addition to the endorsements I listed above, Between The Lines endorsed candidates from all over Michigan, although they mostly concentrated on those running in metro Detroit, including Karen McDonald, one of whose lawn signs is standing in my front yard as I type this. They also endorsed a yes vote on the millage to support the Detroit Institute of Arts. Finally, the paper made a pointed non-endorsement, as they refused to endorse any of the Republicans running to oppose Stabenow. ZING!

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