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Snyder should appoint Tlaib to vacated Michigan Senate Seat

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Snyder should appoint Tlaib to vacated Michigan Senate Seat

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has set the election to allow voters to select a successor to former Michigan Senator Virgil Smith in the 4th District. But he should immediately name former State Rep. Rashida Tlaib as Smith’s successor, given the history of the district’s past elections. Tlaib has announced she will not run for the senate seat…

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Why Smith defeated Tlaib in Michigan legislative Democratic primary

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Why Smith defeated Tlaib in Michigan legislative Democratic primary

By Ray Hanania Dennis Denno, the chief of staff to Michigan State Senator Virgil Smith said that Smith defeated fellow Democratic challenger State Rep. Rashida Tlaib because she lacked strong connections to the senate district in a radio interview Friday on Yahala Voice “Talk of the Town” Radio.. Tlaib represented a nearby State House seat…

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Rashida Tlaib still has a future in politics

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Rashida Tlaib still has a future in politics

Rashida Tlaib still has a future in politics By Ray Hanania State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-6th MI) lost her bid to unseat incumbent Virgil Smith in the Michigan State Senate’s 4th District Democratic Primary Election Tuesday August 5. Tlaib’s fate eliminates a legislator who championed community rights and was a strong voice for American Arabs. It…

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Amash wins GOP endorsement; Tlaib loses bid; Baydoun makes strong showing

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Amash wins GOP endorsement; Tlaib loses bid; Baydoun makes strong showing

Amash wins GOP endorsement; Tlaib loses bid; Baydoun makes strong showing By Ray Hanania When it comes to American Arab politics, Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan are the center of the world. And this week, the districts there saw several important election contests with some winning, others losing and still others receiving encouragement to continue their…

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Tlaib-Smith: Michigan Democrats gear up for 4th Senate District battle

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Tlaib-Smith: Michigan Democrats gear up for 4th Senate District battle

Tlaib-Smith: Michigan Democrats gear up for 4th Senate District battle By Ray Hanania (Updated) Michigan is in the homestretch of a tough election battle between an longtime political dynasty and an up-and-coming American Arab legislator. Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib, 37, is in a fight for her political life, although even if she doesn’t win the…

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