May 7, 2010

Kande Ngalamulume picks up important endorsements

On the day Kande Ngalamulume, D-East Lansing, officially announced his candidacy for the 8th U.S. Congressional District seat in each of the five counties in the district, he picked up some important endorsements.

The most important endorsement was that of the United Auto Workers (UAW). He not only received the honor of the endorsement of working men and women, UAW members traditionally work hard to get someone who represents their values of hard work and fairness elected.

“This is a very important endorsement to my campaign,” Ngalamulume said. “I am honored to have the endorsement of the UAW and thank them for their signal of support.”

He was also endorsed by the North Oakland Democratic Club. Although, obviously, more partisan than the UAW, the club also brings with it dedicated volunteers.

At his district tour on Thursday, Kande acknowledges he has an uphill battle in unseating the incumbent Mike Rogers, but the fact is the district supported Barack Obama for president in the 2008 election.

At the stop in Livingston County at the historic courthouse in downtown Howell, Kande told the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus that “Congress needs to continue cracking down on corporate greed and invest more in education. If elected, he said he would work to bring benefits of the recently passed health-care law to the congressional district, and advocate moving up the start of the federal health-care coverage exchange from 2014 to 2012.”

Not surprising the Press & Argus, also known as the Rogers Newsletter for their partisan cheerleading for the Rogers family, choose to give the Rogers camp a platform. Not surprisingly, Rogers was unavailable for comment. He has been as scarce in the district as snow in July, but we did hear from Rogers spokeswoman Sylvia Warner. I understand that’s the job of a press secretary, but we hear far more form her than the Congressman. It seems the only way to hear from Mr. Rogers is to pony up some cash.

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