News

Probe of election scheme involving Speaker Bolger extended 6 months
Detroit News – February 28, 2013

Judge grants further investigation into election-rigging scandal
Michigan Radio – February 28, 2013

Ingham County judge extends grand jury investigation into Roy Schmidt-Jase Bolger election filing scheme
MLive – February 27, 2013

Jase Bolger re-elected as Michigan House Speaker
AP – January 9, 2013

Why Kent County’s highest-ranking Republican in the state House supports Jase Bolger
Grand Rapids Press – November 12, 2012

Republicans defend Jase Bolger’s suitability to remain Michigan House speaker, despite his role in political fiasco
MLive – November 8, 2012

Dems use Bolger case as club against GOP foes
Detroit News – November 1, 2012

Democrats lodge new complaint against Bolger
Detroit News – October 9, 2012

Jase Bolger election scandal has recast state House race against Democrat Bill Farmer
Kalamazoo Gazette – October 6, 2012

Julie Mack: It’s Bolger vs. Bolger in 63rd State House race
Kalamazoo Gazette – October 6, 2012

Tim Skubick: One more headache for Jase Bolger – he may face competition for House Speaker
MLive – September 26, 2012

Bolger-Schmidt courtship leads to messy affair
Detroit News – September 20, 2012

Local voters have mixed reactions to Bolger’s troubles
Battle Creek Enquirer – September 15, 2012

Tim Skubick: Bolger-Schmidt case may hurt GOP House candidates, and then there’s that other pesky issue
MLive – September 13, 2012

Rep. Brandon Dillon introduces House resolution calling on Jase Bolger to ‘step aside’
MLive – September 12, 2012

Tim Skubick: Democrats hope they have a ‘cherry on top of the sundae’ to win back the state House
MLive – September 7, 2012

Bolger/Schmidt scheme comes to 67th
Lansing City Pulse – September 5, 2012

Roy Schmidt-Jase Bolger grand jury judge can ‘put the squeeze on people’ in Grand Rapids election fraud case
Grand Rapids Press – August 29, 2012

Tim Skubick: Grand jury investigation of Jase Bolger/Roy Schmidt election case dampens Michigan GOP celebration in Tampa
MLive – August 29, 2012

House speaker Bolger says Rep. Schmidt told him fake candidate’s residency was legit
Detroit Free Press – August 28, 2012

One-person grand jury named in Michigan fake candidate scandal
Detroit Free Press – August 28, 2012

One-woman grand jury will look into Bolger-Schmidt GOP election scheme
Detroit News – August 28, 2012

Tampa tidbits: GOP worries about party switching scandal
Detroit News - August 27, 2012

Tim Skubick: Schmidt/Bolger election case may not pass the smell test
MLive - August 24, 2012

Grand jury sought in Michigan lawmaker’s party switch
AP - August 22, 2012

Livingston County legislators undecided on future of Bolger
Livingston Daily - August 23, 2012

Michigan Republicans push back against Democrats calling for more Roy Schmidt election fraud investigation
Grand Rapids Press - August 22, 2012

Roy Schmidt election case has Dems, GOP accusing each other of politics
MLive - August 22, 2012

Prosecutor: Schmidt-Bolger race probe was halted to alert voters
Detroit News - August 21, 2012

Roy Schmidt investigation short-circuited without all evidence in hand, Democrats claim
Grand Rapids Press - August 20, 2012

Detective believes Bolger, Schmidt conspired to commit perjury in state House scandal, records show
Detroit Free Press - August 20, 2012

Election fraud case shut down while it still was being investigated
Detroit Free Press - August 15, 2012

Report: Search warrants were pending in Bolger-Schmidt case when Kent County prosecutor made determination
MLive - August 14, 2012

Election fiascos hurt Michigan Republicans on fraud issue they have long highlighted
MLive - August 13, 2012

Jase Bolger, his staffers deny working on state time during Roy Schmidt party switch
Grand Rapids Press - August 8, 2012

Bing Goei: Jase Bolger passed me over for Roy Schmidt in Grand Rapids state House race
Grand Rapids Press - August 6, 2012

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson wants Jase Bolger, Roy Schmidt to answer election fraud complaint
MLive - July 27, 2012

Candidate Bonnie Johnson says Rep. Mike Shirkey should call for Jase Bolger’s resignation
Jackson Citizen Patriot - July 27, 2012

Driskell: Rep. Jase Bolger should resign following election scandal
Saline Patch - July 27, 2012

Gov. Rick Snyder: Legislature should reform election laws, voters can assess Roy Schmidt’s fraud
Grand Rapids Press - July 26, 2012

The biggest mystery of the Jase Bolger-Roy Schmidt scandal (Susan J. Demas column)
MLive - July 26, 2012

Texts give inside look at election fraud case
Detroit Free Press - July 25, 2012

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Jase Bolger ‘gamesmanship’: ‘Voters deserve better than this’
MLive - July 24, 2012

Online poll: 95% of readers say House Speaker Jase Bolger lied about role in Roy Schmidt election scheme
MLive - July 24, 2012

Michigan House Republicans say they still believe in Jase Bolger’s leadership, despite election filing scheme
MLive - July 21, 2012

House Speaker Jase Bolger: ‘I didn’t lie … I was evasive’ in Roy Schmidt election scheme
Kalamazoo Gazette - July 20, 2012

Candidate Barb Shelton calls for House Speaker Jase Bolger to resign; Rep. Earl Poleski says he should stay
Jackson Citizen Patriot - July 20, 2012

Kwame Kilpatrick’s undoing from text messages didn’t deter Jase Bolger, Roy Schmidt
MLive - July 20, 2012

Michigan Democrats refile campaign finance complaint against Bolger, Schmidt
MLive - July 19, 2012

Michigan Democrats question Bolger staff involvement in Schmidt party switch
Detroit News - July 19, 2012

Embattled Bolger rejects calls to resign
Detroit News - July 19, 2012

Democrats keep heat on Jase Bolger, Michigan House’s top-ranked Republican
MLive - July 18, 2012

Dem. leader Whitmer calls on Bolger to resign over party switch plan
Detroit News - July 18, 2012

Election scandal a matter of ‘pure, pure ineptitude’ on part of House Speaker Jase Bolger, political analyst Bill Ballenger says
Kalamazoo Gazette - July 18, 2012

Democratic opponent calls on House Speaker Jase Bolger to apologize for role in election scandal
Kalamazoo Gazette - July 18, 2012

Roy Schmidt admits lying about election shenanigans in interview: ‘I knew this was wrong’
Grand Rapids Press - July 17, 2012

House Speaker Jase Bolger rejects calls for resignation in election scandal, says ‘we lost sight that we ought to be focused on the people’
Grand Rapids Press - July 17, 2012

Prosecutor: Bolger conspired with party switcher, but didn’t break law
Detroit News - July 17, 2012

Bill Forsyth: Roy Schmidt election scheme is a ‘travesty’
Grand Rapids Press - July 17, 2012