2012 Election | Michigan | Trevor Thomas

Trevor Thomas Makes Final Push In Michigan Congressional Race: VIDEO


With the clock ticking toward Michigan's August 7 primaries, Congressional candidate Trevor Thomas is ramping up his campaign. And things are looking good for Thomas -- that is, when voters are given more information about Thomas, meaning that Thomas needs to focus on getting his name and message out there. Today's endorsement from Rep. Patrick Murphy, a key Democrat in the fight to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, could, in theory, help in that regard.

"Trevor Thomas is a passionate public servant who will stand up for middle class families and fight for the people he represents," Murphy said, according to a press release. "A member of Congress needs to be able to work with people of different views. The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell didn't just happen — it required extensive legwork and a willingness to reach across party lines. We would not have succeeded in repealing this discriminatory policy without Trevor. He showed the kind of dedication and commitment we should expect from a member of Congress. In this age of partisanship and rancor, West Michigan - and America - need Trevor Thomas in Congress."

Thomas said he is "honored" by Murphy's endorsement. "Representative Murphy's work has brought America closer to realizing its promise: that all are created equal and should have the same opportunities to serve our country."

But even a high-profile endorsement may not be enough to fill Murphy's campaign coffers, and with only a few days to go before fundraising ends, he's still out there stumping for change. If you want to help him out, you can do so HERE.

Meanwhile, you can check out video of Thomas telling a bit about why he's gone into politics, how to help the auto industry and what he would do about immigration reform, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. The first paragraph is pretty darn misleading - the poll you link to doesn't seem to ask voters to compare candidates, but rather hypothetical candidates holding certain positions. Sounds like a push poll you'd use to convince people a candidate has support rather than real evidence of support.

    If you're going to encourage us to support this guy (which I'm considering), why don't you tell us more about his positions and who his opponents are (as well as his chance of actually winning the general, which I understand are slim even if he wins the primary)? Also, are there actual polls indicating his chances in the primary? I'm not being sarcastic here - I think this information would be pretty helpful.

    Posted by: ??? | Jun 28, 2012 5:48:43 PM

  2. I do believe as each day passes it will be most important to vote a Democratic ticket.

    Here's a link for Justin Amash Republican Candidate. Personally it does not read so well. Then again I live in New England.

    Justin Amash- Republican 3rd congressional District Michigan

    Press Releases

    On the issues-

    Posted by: anthony | Jun 28, 2012 8:50:06 PM

  3. I sent him $$$$ , at least twice.

    Posted by: mike pattersom | Jun 28, 2012 9:03:45 PM

  4. Good for him! will certainly support him. even posted about him on my facebook to encourage my friends to be better informed about this guy

    Posted by: lazerlightbeams | Jun 28, 2012 9:39:25 PM

  5. Sadly, if the black population of Michigan has any say, he wont be collecting their votes. The homophobia within the black population is what led Michigan so ignorant and backward in terms of anti gay laws.

    Posted by: Likens | Jun 29, 2012 7:09:51 AM

  6. @ likens, I was sadly thinking the same. Hope he's not running anywhere near Detroit who will inevitably vote against anyone they deem gay. It's sad having lived in Detroit area for 14 years.

    Posted by: Jake | Jun 29, 2012 7:12:25 AM

  7. As someone who escaped Detroit many years ago I can say that the above comments are true. He would be undoubtedly rejected by the city of Detroit. Homophobia, racism, xenophobia, etc., are out of control in Detroit. I return annually to visit family, and it gets worse with every visit. Where can I send him money?

    Posted by: tominsf | Jun 29, 2012 2:41:45 PM

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