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Melissa Gilbert for Congress

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Crains Business Detroit August 14, 2015

LANSING — Having ties to Hollywood could be a good thing for actress Melissa Gilbert, who plans to run for Congress in Michigan and will need a sizable war chest, political observers say.

One caveat: Her ability to leverage her name recognition while fundraising her campaign won’t easily offset the fact that she owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid federal taxes, which continues to grab headlines.

That could make it hard for Gilbert, a newcomer both to politics and to Michigan, to unseat an incumbent congressman in a Republican-leaning district.

Gilbert, an author and actress who starred as Laura Ingalls in the 1970s TV show “Little House on the Prairie,” said she will run in 2016 as a Democrat in the 8th District, which spans Ingham and Livingston counties and northern Oakland County.


National analysts, from Charlie Cook’s The Cook Political Report to Washington-based political news source Roll Call, have pegged the 8th District as “likely” or “safe” Republican in 2016. Even so, the National Republican Congressional Committee has listed Bishop on its “Patriot Program” to help raise money for what it considers possibly vulnerable incumbents.

State party officials say they expect Bishop to return to Congress.

Bucholz said Bishop could benefit in a presidential-year election if voters perceive “party fatigue” and decide to elect a Republican to the White House.

But Ballenger said Democrats in general tend to do better in elections with a presidential race because turnout increases. This could be true if Democrats have a popular candidate, namely if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wins the party’s nomination.


November 2014 Events

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014


Nov. 4 (Tues.) 7 am – 8 pm – Election Day – Don’t forget to vote!  Do you know your polling location?  (Click here if you aren’t sure  View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election; Track the status of your Absentee Ballot; Verify your Voter Registration Information

NODC Slate 2014











Wed. Nov. 19 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm November NODC Meeting at Italia Gardens, 1076 S. Lapeer Rd, Oxford, MI 48371

  • Guest Speaker:  Melissa Bernardi, Oakland County Regional Field Director for the Michigan Coordinated Campaign
  • Additional speakers and agenda items to be announced

October 2014 Events

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
  • Oct. 15 (Wed.), 6:30 – 8:30 pm NODC October Mtg at C-Pub, 2365 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 4836
    • Guest speakers include Casandra Ulbrich for State Board of Education, and Dennis Ritter for State House District 43
    • GOTV discussion
  • Oct. 18 (Sat), 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Waterford Candidates door-knocking / Lit. Drop
    • Meet at the home of Dennis Ritter, candidate for State House District 43, 63 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346 (map)


NODC Slate 2014

Please help to get out the vote on 11/4!

MDP Coordinated Campaign offices

September 2014 Events

Sunday, August 31st, 2014


Labor Day Parade - Clarkston

 Check out our 2014 Voter Slate Card!


  • Sept. 1, (Mon.)  9:30 am – 11:30 amLabor Day Parade in Clarkston with Phil Reid for Commissioner.  Phil Reid for Oakland County Commissioner, District 4, is registered for the Labor Day Parade in Clarkston. The Friends of Phil Reid look forward to your participation on Monday, September 1, 2014!  This is a one mile parade route, and it should move fairly quickly.  Please arrive by 9:30 am.  The parade will begin at Renaissance High School (“D” – Clarkston Community School’s alternative education building) at 6558 Waldon Rd., (map link)  across from Clarkston Elementary at 10:00 AM sharp and proceed down Church St., north on Main St. through downtown Clarkston, turning left on Miller Rd. The parade will end before reaching St. Daniel Catholic Church (“A”) on Miller near Holcomb Rd.
  • We will be able to shuttle people back to Renaissance HS, or you can park near the parade end (at or near @St Daniel Catholic Church 7010 Valley Park Dr, Clarkston, MI 48346).  Please let me know if you can participate (email or phone 248-802-9203)

    Clarkston Parade Route


  • Sept. 6, (Sat.) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Fundraiser to Elect Phil Reid for Oakland County Commissioner.  
    Please join us at “Bittersweet Farm”, the home of Bob McGowan and Barbara Hamilton, 8551 Allen Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348 (map link) Saturday, September 6 from 5 pm – 7 pm for a fundraiser to elect Phil Reid, County Commissioner.  [I-75 to M-15 (Ortonville Rd), M-15 to Hubbard, Hubbard to Allen Rd]
    Host $250, Supporter, $100, Friend $50 $General Ticket $25. Please make checks payable to Friends of Phil Reid
    Refreshments provided.  Kindly also RSVP to Barbara Hamilton
    Paid for by Friends of Phil Reid 6050 Shappie Rd, Clarkston, MI 48348
Fundraiser FOPR
  • Sept 17, (Wed.) 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – NODC September Meeting at Clarkston Union (M/C Room, downstairs), Invited speakers include Supreme Court Candidate Deborah Thomas; Oakland Community College Trustee candidate Dr. Randolph Ston; and Steve Pontoni, Michigan Association for Justice, on behalf of Chief Judge Bill Murphy for Michigan Supreme Court; are all invited, and Melissa Bernardi on behalf of the Michigan Coordinated Campaign.
  • Sept 20 (Sat) - Adopt-A-Road Fall pick-up, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 400 Brown Rd (Costco N.E. Parking Lot)  We provide bags and safety vests, please bring work gloves and study shoes.  More hands makes the task go faster!
  • September 21, (Sun) – noon – 5 pm - Taste of Clarkston  (W. Washington St at Main St), Clarkston, MI 48346 Please join us at our 10′ x 10′ canopy on Washington St. as we once again participate in this hugely popular street festival.
  • September 21, (Sun) – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Oakland County Democratic Party 54th Annual Phil Hart Dinner.  Please join our table as we recognize our own Kevin Church, Precinct Delegate of the Year!
  • September 27 (Sat) – Septemberfest – Ortonville  10 am – 5 pm (South St at Mill StPlease join us at our 10′ x 10′ canopy on South St. as we once again participate in this popular street festival.

August 2014 Events

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


August 5, Tues, Michigan Primary 7 am to 8 pm


August 8, Friday, 7:30 am – 9:30 am – Democratic Unity Breakfast, sponsored by the Rochester Area Women’s Democratic Club and the North Oakland Democratic Club.  Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1500 N Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI $20.00 each.


August 9, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – noon Oakland 8th District MDP Convention, Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium 1200 N Telegraph, Pontiac, MI


August 17, Sunday, 4 pm – 8 pm North Oakland Democratic Club Summer Picnic, $10 per person, children $5 per person.  875 N. Baldwin Rd, Oxford, MI 48371


Join us for a Summer Picnic fundraiser!

Sunday, August 17 4 pm to 8 pm

NODC August Picnic


at the home of Fred and Nancy Miller

875 N Baldwin Rd, Oxford MI

Food, Fun, and Candidates

Adults $10 each, Children under 18 $5 each

Please bring a dish to pass,

NODC will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, water

also, please bring a donation for our ongoing support of the Oxford/Orion FISH Pantry

(FISHwish list includes:Applesauce, Dried Milk, Pears, Cream Soups, Chunky Soups, Beef Ramen Noodles, Dish Soap, Peanut Butter/Jelly)

for Information contact: Kevin Church, Treasurer,

August 23-24 (Saturday and Sunday) Michigan Democratic Party State Convention, 9 am – 5 pm, Lansing Center, Lansing, MI