Free Press poll: Schuette and GOP gaining ground on Whitmer, Dems

In the race for attorney general, the poll showed both candidates having name recognition problems, with about 73 percent of those surveyed not knowing who they are. The poll showed Republican Tom Leonard and Democrat Dana Nessel tied, with 39 percent support each. Another 9 percent said they would vote for someone else, and 13 percent were undecided or refused to say how they would vote.

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Republican Tom Leonard wants to be Michigan’s top lawyer

When he was 18, Tom Leonard faced a big choice. His dad, Thomas Leonard, was an auto shop repair owner in Montrose just north of Flint who also bought, restored and sold classic cars. When he was about to graduate from high school, the father told the son that he had two options for a graduation present: a 1967 Shelby Mustang Cobra that he had restored to mint condition or a new sports car.

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Tom Leonard on addressing mental health, the opioid crisis

CADILLAC — Back in Genesee County, the courtroom isn’t the only place Attorney General candidate Tom Leonard, 37, could be seen working with police officers.

“There were often times, if I was not actually in the courtroom putting bad guys away, I’d go out on the streets with the officers,‘ said Leonard, the current Michigan Speaker of the House. “Picture when the clock would strike five or six, I’d put on a bulletproof vest, a hoodie sweatshirt, some baggy jeans and go out on the streets with them to help them do their jobs.‘

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Tom Leonard: Vows to be ‘rule-of-law’ Michigan Attorney General

Michigan Republican Attorney General candidate Tom Leonard says bringing more accountability to state and local governments, providing resources to prosecute elder abuse and improving mental health treatment for offenders are his priorities should he become Attorney General.

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Leonard: Nessel ‘unfit’ for attorney general after reported campaign ‘chaos’

Republican attorney general candidate Tom Leonard has called his Democratic opponent Dana Nessel unfit to lead after a report revealed a high turnover rate and an “abusive” environment within the campaign.

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Leonard: Nessel ‘Unfit’ to Be AG Due to Abusive Campaign

Republican Tom Leonard said Monday that his Democratic opponent, Dana Nessel, is "unfit" to be Michigan's attorney general because of allegations that she verbally abused campaign staffers and created a toxic, fear-based working environment.

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Editorial: End labor dispute, return to fixing roads

For more than a week, a labor dispute has brought road projects around Michigan to a standstill. The summer construction season is quickly nearing an end, and there is no time to lose in addressing the state's terrible roads. This standoff impacts hundreds of thousands of drivers, and they should let their displeasure be known.

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Lawmakers hold commemorative 9/11 ceremony inside Capitol

The State Capitol was home to more than just lawmakers and lobbyists Thursday afternoon, as a commemorative ceremony was held to honor and remember those lives lost on September 11, 2001.

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Stalled Michigan roadwork ‘unacceptable,’ House Speaker says

House Speaker Tom Leonard on Thursday urged both sides in a labor dispute halting Michigan road repair projects to sit down and resolve their issues, saying Michigan’s lousy roads must get fixed and time remaining before winter is too short.

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Tom Leonard is Michigan Republican Attorney General pick

On Saturday, the Republican state House speaker won his party’s nomination as Michigan’s next Attorney General after a tough, sometimes bitter, campaign against state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, of Lawton, at the Michigan Republican Party’s state convention in Lansing.

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