She defeated Engler's Lieutenant Governor Dick Posthumus by 51% to 47% and became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003.
She was re-elected to a second term in 2006 against Republican businessman Dick De Vos by a large margin and served until January 1, 2011, when she was term-limited.
A member of the Democratic Party, she was Attorney General of Michigan from 1999 to 2003 and as the 47th Governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011.
Game show nostalgists everywhere were dealt a crushing blow Tuesday when Jim Lange, the original host of “The Dating Game,” died at the age of 81.
“The Dating Game,” which took off in the mid-’60s and flowered into the mid-’70s, was the show that launched a thousand imitators, from “The Bachelor” to “The Newlywed Game.” On the show, a bachelorette would be hidden behind a wall, where she would ask three young men, prospective dates, questions about themselves. “ When the embarrassed yucks were muddled through, the bachelorette chose her favorite bachelor, and the happy couple were sent on a date (always with a chaperone, and often to some far-off, exotic locale).
The questions were all framed provocatively, with plenty of opportunity for a naughty answer. In the years since the show aired, some fascinating names came up on You Tube’s radar — of on-the-prowl singles who would one day make a name for themselves.
A typical question went something like this: “Bachelor Number Three, it’s the holiday season and I’m Santa — you’re on my lap. Before his hair went white and his stand-up comedy career took off, Steve Martin appeared on the show (on multiple occasions).
The former Minister for Enterprise and Energy and former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Maud Olofsson, lives in Robertsfors, and when the two met in Sweden, the media revealed that Olofsson's husband is a relative of Granholm.
and held jobs as a tour guide at Universal Studios and in customer service at the Los Angeles Times and was the first female tour guide at Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City, piloting boats with 25 tourists aboard. Anderson's campaign for President of the United States as an Independent in the 1980 election.
Thirty-seven year Democratic Attorney General Frank J.
Kelley chose not to run for a 10th term in 1998 and Granholm entered the race to succeed him.
Engler contested that Smietanka was a weak candidate who should have stepped aside for Romney, who would have beaten the inexperienced Granholm; she would then not have had a launch pad for her gubernatorial campaign in 2002. In office, she continued Kelley's work on protecting citizens and consumers' rights and established Michigan's first High Tech Crime Unit, appointing Terrence G. In April 1999, Granholm announced a lawsuit against RVP Development, builders of the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course, alleging that poor construction of the course had led to illegal discharges of sediment into Lake Michigan from erosion following heavy storms in 1998, which had "turned a ravine into a ravaged gorge".
Development company President Richard Postma refused to pay the 5,000 of state fines, saying that he had made moves to stop the erosion and accused Granholm of trying to make him "a poster child for her campaign of the future." Granholm responded that his "perception of the political landscape in Michigan is as poor as his ability to construct a golf landscape." In July 2000, Granholm's office settled with J. Penney after the retailer made numerous pricing and scanning errors in stores in Michigan. Penney paid a fine and agreed to designate "pricing associates" to monitor for errors in pricing.
Later she became host of The War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV.