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Sun Apr 15, 2012, 10:57 AM

An alternative candidate in Michigan's 1st Congressional District-Derek Bailey [View all]

Derek Bailey is the tribal chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He is running against former state representative Gary McDowell who won the nomination in 2010 but lost badly in the general election.

Here below is a link to an interesting article about Derek Bailey and the race:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-horn/in-northern-michigan-demo_1_b_1392864.html

Here is a link to Mr. Bailey's campaign website:

http://derekbaileyforcongress.com/

A link to his ActBlue page. You'll notice that he's raised $35.00 from two people so far at that site. I'm one of them.

https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/29606

To be honest, Mr. Bailey's chances of winning the nomination is very slim. His opponent, Gary McDowell, is an establishment Democrat who already has endorsements from Nancy Pelosi, The UAW and has the full support of the DCCC and state's Democratic Party leadership. But I believe Mr. Bailey deserves the chance to get his message out and we voters here in the 1st ought to have a choice. Otherwise, the nomination is already decided by those in position of power months before the primary election is held.

I understand many here cannot afford to donate any money at all. Others want to concentrate their limited funds to races in their area. But there may be a few who can help support Mr. Bailey's campaign.

I'm posting this here in GD for higher visibility but will cross post it in the Michigan group and will also post it in Daily Kos.

Edited to correct spelling errors.

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