The Key in Michigan (in Statewide Races, which USSenate is obviously one), is always WAYNE COUNTY and the MIGOP always makes the mistake of writing off all of Wayne County. We DO NOT NEED TO WIN WAYNE COUNTY but we do have to Fight for Votes and carry 30% of Wayne County.
That is it. That is the Key. 30% (give or take a little). Whenever we pull 30% (Republican) in Wayne County it allows the will of the rest of the State to carry the day and we WIN Statewide Races. When we don't Fight and allow Wayne County to go more than 70% Democrat they virtually over-ride the rest of the State's Votes and Democrats win the Statewide Races. HISTORY, HARD DATA, demonstrates that to be the FACTS yet so many people FAIL TO LEARN FROM HISTORY!! (yes, true, a couple other Counties have the same situation (though their "target %" will be different, but no County is completely ignored/written-off the way Wayne seems to be every Election cycle)
Bob Young, Jr. (and potentially John James if he Runs, he's currently only/still filed an Exploratory Committee NOT an actual Candidate Committee) helps us obtain that 30% in Wayne County (he's done it in his Judicial Races)!!! Plus, Bob is uniquely positioned to claim Trump Voters (as he is one of Trump's short-list folks for SCOTUS nomination) yet separate/independent enough to attract non-Trump Voters.
We've had CONSERVATIVE CONTROL of the Michigan Supreme Court for the last couple of Decades in large part due to BOB YOUNG and his ability to swing (for himself and others) WAYNE COUNTY to 30%+ GOP Vote (in those key races, obviously NOT the still Democrat dominated Local Mayoral, County, and State Rep/Senator Races).
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TRUMP would NOT have carried Michigan had he not fought for those few extra percentage points in Wayne County! Fortunately, he did spend time in Wayne County and (like we need to do) ASKED FOR THE VOTES and enough to make that difference responded. We have to motivate GOP Votes in Wayne County as the norm is for Republicans in DEEP BLUE WAYNE COUNTY is to feel defeated and that their Vote doesn't matter - IN STATEWIDE RACES IT DOES!
Terri Lynn Land had only 27% of Wayne County vs Peters (last time) and lost. Trump had 29.6% in Wayne County and that was barely enough (winning the State by only 10,000 Votes). Rick Snyder (whom I am not a great fan of him or other RINOs) understood this and made great in-roads in Wayne County and is why he was instrumental in getting a permanent GOP Office open in Detroit (run very well by Wayne Bradley).
If you plan on Running a US Senate Campaign the same old way as the others than came before you, expect the same results: TO LOSE!!!
Having said the above, let me state the obvious: that it is not only DEEP BLUE Wayne County that this relates to. Oakland and Macomb Counties are highly populated Michigan Counties and the margins there are also important (but they don't seem to be ignored like Wayne County often is). Likewise, we have to be concerned how "well" or "poorly" we do in cities like Flint, Saginaw, Pontiac, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, where the margins can pile out significant numbers of Votes to have to over-come!
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I sent this in as a Letter to the Editor of many Papers, the News Herald Published it: http://www.thenewsherald.com/opinion/getting-percent-of-county-vote...