Political media consulting firm Vice and Victory is pushing a site aimed at drafting former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis to run against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D).
Vice and Victory bought the URL in January and launched it Feb. 4. But just 16 people have posted comments to SaulforSenate.com, including one of the firm’s partners. (There are 118 people who have signed the draft petition, however.)
“Saul doesn’t have a formal campaign, and we’re not commissioned by Saul, so I’d say this is pretty informal,” Dennis Pedrie told Roll Call in an e-mail.
The site, which frames Stabenow as “one of the most liberal” Senators, suggests “Michigan is within the reach of the GOP in 2012” and insists Anuzis is the man to unseat her.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.