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Local politico says we ask too much of voters

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Much of the interest in next month’s mid-term election involves our national politics. There’s interest in whether the GOP will regain a majority in the U.S. Senate and in the hundreds of millions of dollars of outside spending across the country, often by anonymous groups. It may be good to remember the dictum often attributed to former Speaker of the U.S. House Tip O’Neill:  "All politics is local." So, do voters pay enough attention to local issues? How important are local and regional matters?For some insights, Current State speaks with a mid-Michigan resident well known for his civic and electoral involvement. Mark Grebner served more than three decades on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. For about as long, he’s operated Practical Political Consulting,  a campaign services and voter list organization, now based in Lansing.

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