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Shri Thanedar Releases ‘My S***hole Story’

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

First-generation Indian immigrant, entrepreneur and progressive candidate for governor Shri Thanedar released an in-depth video today detailing his path to the ‘American Dream.’ The four minute biography highlights Thanedar’s immigration story and reasoning behind running for Governor.

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Thanedar set to air Super Bowl TV, radio ads

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Democratic hopeful Shri Thanedar is buying Super Bowl advertisements in Michigan’s four major markets in an effort to boost his profile as he runs for governor. The Ann Arbor businessman and self-made millionaire said he’s pouring his wealth into the campaign because he’s “passionate about changing the culture in Lansing.”

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Michigan’s Big Show

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Shri and Michigan Big Show host, Michael Patrick Shiels, chat about the campaigns latest television ad, ‘Fighter’ and future television advertising plans for 2018.

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Union Members’ Radio Interview

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Shri joined Union Members Radio hosts to talk about his comeback story and inspiration behind the campaign’s latest television ad, ‘Fighter.’

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Shri Thanedar Releases Second Television Ad

January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

First-generation immigrant and democratic candidate for governor Shri Thanedar announced today that his campaign’s second television ad, titled “Fighter”, will launch on Thursday, Jan. 4. The ad is narrated by Thanedar’s youngest son, Samir, and highlights Shri’s life story of grit, resilience and overcoming adversity.

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Thanedar: Whitmer Should Bow Out Over Nassar Case Handling

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar is calling on opponent and fellow Democrat Gretchen Whitmer to drop out of the race over what he calls her decision to not take up sexual misconduct allegations against Dr. Larry Nassar in 2016.

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Statement Regarding GOP Tax Bill

December 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Statement Regarding GOP Tax Bill

“I believe in a progressive tax structure where the rich, the ultra-rich and the corporations pay their fair share, and we put people over profits, and that is what I will fight for as Governor.”

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Shri Thanedar Launches First Television Ad

December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar Launches First Television Ad

Scientist and award-winning entrepreneur Shri Thanedar’s gubernatorial campaign will debut its first television ad on Tuesday, Dec. 12, titled “Science.”  The ad highlights Thanedar’s pledge not to accept contributions from corporate special interests and introduces him as “the only scientist and the most progressive Democrat running for Governor.”

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Democratic Hopeful for Governor Speaks in Genoa Township

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Democratic Hopeful for Governor Speaks in Genoa Township

He spoke of  his understanding and knowledge of climate change, a need to keep the Great Lakes clean and pure, and the importance of stopping large corporations from polluting the soil.

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Democratic Candidate Shri Thanedar Unveils Women’s Issues Platform

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Democratic Candidate Shri Thanedar Unveils Women’s Issues Platform

Thanedar Said Issues Facing Michigan Women Will No Longer Take A Backseat, Equal Pay, Domestic Abuse Registry, Paid Family Leave, Among Others

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Gubernatorial Candidate Thanedar Visits Midland

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Gubernatorial Candidate Thanedar Visits Midland

“At the end of four years, I will judge my success by: Are Michiganders better off? Is their personal income higher? Is education more affordable to them? Is health care more accessible?” Thanedar said.

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Hope Dems Host Shri Thanedar

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Hope Dems Host Shri Thanedar

This dream big mindset carries into his policies on immigration. Having gone through the American immigration and citizenship process himself, Thanedar can directly relate to the struggles of immigrants today. However, he sees immigration as a “win-win” situation.

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Hillsdale Dems Welcome Thanedar

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Hillsdale Dems Welcome Thanedar

“I’m like a fiscally responsible Bernie,” Thanedar joked, stating elsewhere in his stump speech that he supported Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary. “I’m a small business owner, so I always think, ‘How are we gonna pay for that?'”

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Governor candidate Thanedar meets with students

November 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Governor candidate Thanedar meets with students

Thanedar spoke at the invitation of SVSU’s chapter of College Democrats. He spoke to students assembled in the Student Life Programming Room and discussed his background, experience and policy positions before taking questions from the crowd.

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Shri Thanedar, Democratic Candidate for MI Governor Speaks at TC Library

November 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar, Democratic Candidate for MI Governor Speaks at TC Library

Listening to Shri Thanedar speak at the Traverse City District Library on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, it as obvious that he has been closely following the political environment in Michigan over the last decade.

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Democrat Shri Thanedar Files with $5.6 Million Cash On Hand

October 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Democrat Shri Thanedar Files with $5.6 Million Cash On Hand

Campaign Intends To Use Cash Advantage To Make Voters Aware Of His Progressive Platform

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Friday Morning Podcast Interview

October 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Friday Morning Podcast Interview

Shri had a phone interview with Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, hosts of the Friday Morning Podcast. They talked about Shri’s progressive platform, his plans to improve Michigan’s education system and increasing minimum wage.

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Join Me In My Pledge Not To Accept Dark Money

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Join Me In My Pledge Not To Accept Dark Money

Democrat Shri Thanedar Calls For Gubernatorial Candidates To Join Him In Pledge Not To Accept Dark Money

Candidate, Business, and Corporate Backed Super PACs Major Electoral Problem, Thanedar Will Put People Over Profits In His Run For Governor

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Student organizations host ‘Know Your Vote!’ panel with candidates for upcoming elections

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Student organizations host ‘Know Your Vote!’ panel with candidates for upcoming elections

“We need a lot of energy, a lot of ideas,” Thanedar said. “I know many young people are attracted by progressive ideas and we believe our campaign is very progressive.”

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Democrat Shri Thanedar Announces Comprehensive Strategies to Improve State’s Education System

October 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Democrat Shri Thanedar Announces Comprehensive Strategies to Improve State’s Education System

Putting learning first, eliminating overreliance on standardized testing, and treating educators with respect.

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Candidate for Governor: Flint Water Crisis Would Not Have Happened On My Watch

October 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Candidate for Governor: Flint Water Crisis Would Not Have Happened On My Watch

“Something like Flint, Michigan would never have happened don my watch,” Thanedar told 95.3 SBCK. “As a scientist, I understand the mistakes that were done and now I understand what needs to be done to fix those…”

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Thanedar Says He’d Open Governor’s Office to FOIA

October 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Thanedar Says He’d Open Governor’s Office to FOIA

A Democrat who’s running for governor says he wants to bring the office under the state’s open record laws. Shri Thanedar was in Kalamazoo on Thursday to speak to students at Western Michigan University

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Shri Thanedar takes campaign trail to Leelanau County, Traverse City

October 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Shri Thanedar takes campaign trail to Leelanau County, Traverse City

Shri Thanedar is taking his campaign north this weekend, to Leelanau County and Traverse City. Thanedar’s weekend plans include meeting with the Leelanau County Democratic Party and chatting with community members and local precinct delegates.

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Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Shri Thanedar talks leadership

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Shri Thanedar talks leadership

His goals, if he should win the top office in the state, include free college for families making $120,00 per year or less. The state income tax might be on way to pay for it, he said.

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Dem hopeful promises to be a ‘very different governor’

September 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Dem hopeful promises to be a ‘very different governor’

He said that as a scientist, he would look at data and “use logic and reason” to make decisions for the state and, that as a chemist, he recognizes the issues behind lead-contaminated water in Flint and the concerns about the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline, which passes under the Straits of Mackinac.

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