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Thanedar Calls on Snyder Administration to Shut Down Line 5

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

“Everyone is in agreement that a Line 5 disaster is a matter of when, not if. The consequence of inaction will be enormous. We saw what inaction led to in Flint. The Snyder Administration must not fail us again. As Governor, he has a moral obligation to take action now to shut down Line 5.”

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Daily Tribune Elections – Shri Thanedar announces plan to get women back into the workforce

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar announced his “One Michigan” agenda Tuesday to help women re-enter the workforce. According to Thanedar, more than 300,000 Michigan women have left the workforce in the last 15 years.

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Crain’s Detroit – Thanedar economic plan: hike taxes to fund child care to fix Michigan’s workforce gap

May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar released an ambitious plan Tuesday for addressing Michigan’s workforce gaps by funding universal child care and preschool programs through big tax hikes on corporations and individuals earning more than $200,000 a year.

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This candidate wants to be Michigan’s governor — then president

May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on This candidate wants to be Michigan’s governor — then president

Shri Thanedar has a dream. It first assumes he’ll win the race for governor, the first Indian immigrant to do so.

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Michigan Truth Squad: Democrat candidates blast Nestlé’s ‘free’ water

May 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Michigan Truth Squad: Democrat candidates blast Nestlé’s ‘free’ water

The Democratic race for Michigan governor is getting spirited, but all three candidates still find plenty to agree on ‒ including criticism of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for granting Nestlé Waters North America permission to tap up to 400 gallons of water per minute (up from 250 gallons) from one Osceola County well.

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Shri Thanedar Challenges Abdul El Sayed’s Eligibility To Run For Governor

May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar Challenges Abdul El Sayed’s Eligibility To Run For Governor

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar filed a challenge Tuesday to the ballot eligibility of Abdul El-Sayed, a Democratic primary opponent currently weathering a tangle of skepticism over the validity of his bid.

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Thanedar files to appear on primary ballot

April 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Thanedar files to appear on primary ballot

LANSING, MI (MPRN)–   Millionaire businessman Shri Thanedar has filed petition signatures with the state to appear on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidate for governor.

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Democratic gov candidates discuss union issues, wages

April 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Democratic gov candidates discuss union issues, wages

Detroit — Four Democratic candidates for Michigan governor laid out plans to protect Michigan’s economy before a lively crowd of mostly union members Monday at Wayne County Community College District.

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‘Shri is Just Like Me’: Gubernatorial Candidate Thanedar Spends $1 Million on New Ad

April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on ‘Shri is Just Like Me’: Gubernatorial Candidate Thanedar Spends $1 Million on New Ad

Democrat Shri Thanedar is planning to spend $1 million to air 10 new TV ads in the governor’s race over the next two months.

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Poll shows gov candidates Thanedar and Whitmer neck and neck in Dem primary race

April 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Poll shows gov candidates Thanedar and Whitmer neck and neck in Dem primary race

The latest poll on the race for the Democratic nomination for governor puts Gretchen Whitmer ahead of Shri Thanedar by two points, 17 percent to 15 percent. Abdul El-Sayed and Bill Cobbs each polled at 2 percent.

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With success in private sector, Thanedar aims for public win

April 12th, 2018|Comments Off on With success in private sector, Thanedar aims for public win

Democratic Party governor candidate Shri Thanedar grew up in poverty in India, before immigrating to the United States in 1979 and earning his doctorate. After running small businesses for the majority of his adult life, Thanedar explained his decision to seek public office for the first time.

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Skubick: “Undecided” holds the lead in race for governor

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Skubick: “Undecided” holds the lead in race for governor

Some new statewide polling data is out and the surprise winner is “undecided” in the race for governor.

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End of bottled water worries 12000 Flint homeowners waiting for pipe replacement

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on End of bottled water worries 12000 Flint homeowners waiting for pipe replacement

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Gretchen Whitmer, Shri Thanedar, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and Bill Cobbs have all blasted the move.

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Thanedar Spending $1 Million to Air New Gubernatorial Ads

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Thanedar Spending $1 Million to Air New Gubernatorial Ads

Democrat Shri Thanedar said Tuesday he will spend $1 million to air 10 new TV ads in the governor’s race over the next two months, with an emphasis on giving positions on issues such as roads, education and the economy.

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Thanedar’s biz record marked by triumphs, tribulations

April 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Thanedar’s biz record marked by triumphs, tribulations

The bank was selling the business Shri Thanedar had built from the ground up, forcing him to give up his leased cars and preparing to foreclose on the Missouri mansion he’d helped design when he and his wife packed a rental truck in late 2010 and started out for a new life in Michigan.

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‘Whitmer Could Be in for a Fight:’ Shri Thanedar Leads for Governor Nomination

April 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on ‘Whitmer Could Be in for a Fight:’ Shri Thanedar Leads for Governor Nomination

With about 50 percent of voters still undecided, a new poll by Marketing Resource Group (MRG) for the first time shows Thanedar leading Democrat Gretchen Whitmer by three percentage points (21% to 18%) in the 2018 race for governor.

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Could ‘Free Darth Vader’ derail Whitmer’s gubernatorial bid?

March 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Could ‘Free Darth Vader’ derail Whitmer’s gubernatorial bid?

Thanedar is the Indian-born chemist and entrepreneur hoping to reprise Snyder’s self-funded path to Michigan’s most powerful elected office.

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Freeing the POWs of the War on Drugs

March 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Freeing the POWs of the War on Drugs

The notion that this coming season will be the marijuana election in Michigan got a boost recently when gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar made a curious statement.

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FOX 2 Detroit ‘Let It Rip’

March 8th, 2018|Comments Off on FOX 2 Detroit ‘Let It Rip’

Shri joined Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton on Fox 2 Detroit’s ‘Let It Rip’ to talk about the campaign’s progressive movement.

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Michigan’s Big Show

March 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Michigan’s Big Show

Shri called in to Michigan’s Big Show with host Michael Patrick Shiels to discuss major campaign milestones and the latest EPIC-MRA poll results.

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The Tom Sumner Program

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on The Tom Sumner Program

Shri joined The Tom Sumner Program for a follow up interview to discuss major campaign milestones and the latest EPIC-MRA poll results.

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The WILS Morning Wakeup with Dave Akerly

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on The WILS Morning Wakeup with Dave Akerly

Shri called in to The WILS Morning Wakeup with Dave Akerly to talk about the campaign’s EPIC-MRA poll results

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Democrat Shri Thanedar Shows Major Momentum Swing In Recent Primary Poll, Jumps From Single Digits To 24 Percent

February 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Democrat Shri Thanedar Shows Major Momentum Swing In Recent Primary Poll, Jumps From Single Digits To 24 Percent

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Michigan Truth Squad: Thanedar vows to stop for-profit charters, DeVos

February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Michigan Truth Squad: Thanedar vows to stop for-profit charters, DeVos

Shri Thanedar, a scientist, entrepreneur and one of the four Democratic candidates for governor, told attendees at a town hall in Ann Arbor this month that he would ban charter schools managed by for-profit companies if elected.

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Shri Thanedar Statement on Blue Cross Blue Shield Donations to Gretchen Whitmer

February 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar Statement on Blue Cross Blue Shield Donations to Gretchen Whitmer

A fundraising letter signed by top executives from Blue Cross Blue Shield is just another example of Gretchen Whitmer continuing to line her campaign coffers with contributions from corporate special interests and the wealthy and well-connected.

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