On the evening of December 11th, 2012, Governor Rick Snyder signed Right to Work legislation into law. In Michigan.
It underscores the state's shifting political climate. Michigan is considered a blue state, we haven't elected a Republican U.S. Senator in 20 years, and haven't voted Republican in a Presidential election since 1988.
Yet all four state-wide elected office -- Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State, are held by Republicans. Republican hold a majority in both houses of the State Legislature. And we have a 5-2 rule of law majority on the State Supreme Court.
Not exactly what you'd expect from a "blue" state.
Not only that, but on November 4th, Republican incumbents are favored to retain all four state-wide positions, the GOP will most likely continue to hold the majorities in the state legislature, and there's a very real possibility that the 5-2 rule of law majority will turn to a 6-1 majority on the State Supreme Court. And on top of all that, we have a decent shot at an underdog victory for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by a 36-year incumbent Democrat, Senator Carl Levin.
That brings us to... (drumroll please) ...endorsements for Michigan!