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Serial felon and convicted fraudster Brian Banks will become Michigan(D)state representative

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Daily Caller

Democrat Brian Banks, an eight-time convicted felon with a rap sheet spanning several years, on Tuesday handily defeated his Republican opponent in the race to represent Michigan’s first district as a state representative, taking 68 percent of the vote.

Banks’ district includes northeast Detroit, Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Point Shores.

The 35-year-old Banks was convicted of credit card fraud and writing bad checks eight times between 1998 and 2004. His latest conviction came eight years ago, when he was 27 years old.

However, Banks, who defeated Grosse Pointe Shores city councilman Republican Dan Schulte on Election Day, has insisted he has turned his life around.

Banks’ biography on his campaign website describes him as an educator, law school graduate, and community leader. Banks is currently an adjunct professor pursuing a Ph.D. in public policy, according to the website.

 

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  1. Mr. Happy

    November 8th, 2012

    This is a stirring tale of sin and redemption!
    Oh well, now that he has a regular paying job, maybe he won’t bounce checks and commit CC fraud any more.
    I can dream, can’t I?

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  2. MNHawk

    November 8th, 2012

    It takes nothing less to represent the typical American voter, post November 6, 2012.

    /cue Kate Smith

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  3. persecutor

    November 8th, 2012

    He can clearly say that he’s walked in the shoes of many of his constituents, including those from Grosse Point.

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  4. even steven

    November 8th, 2012

    Well, when a civic minded felon can’t vote, what’s he supposed to do? Run for office as a democrat, of course!

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  5. Toaster

    November 8th, 2012

    Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

    I’m surrounded by pod people (quiet democrats)

    I was out of town for a few days (I voted Romney by mail-in ballot) and I came back to my *%#[{]^[%# idiot neighbors friends and relatives are HAPPY THAT JUGEARS WAS RE-ELECTED

    WHAT THE ^%#* happened to these people…. I thought that they were SANE

    AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  6. UNCLE KINK

    November 8th, 2012

    NICE! Hell lets get that Loughner murderer a seat in congress too!

    We are sooooooo fucked.

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  7. Toaster

    November 8th, 2012

    PS – I HATE NEW JERSEY

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  8. Sara B

    November 8th, 2012

    Wow and he can’t even vote for himself as a convicted felon…on second thought we are talking Detroit.

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  9. well

    November 8th, 2012

    once ya go black, ya never go back… see there? there’s NO racism there, at all, nothing.

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  10. Chief

    November 8th, 2012

    God, what a relief. It isn’t just an Illinois thing!

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  11. AvgDude

    November 8th, 2012

    At least he’s going to a new job that gives him few opportunities for theivery…

    Oh… wait.

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  12. Unneutral

    November 8th, 2012

    I’m damn glad I’m not just starting out in life.

    Criminal and Communist both start with the same letter, coincidence?…..I think not.

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  13. Dan Ryan Galt

    November 8th, 2012

    Well, usually they wait to ACTUALLY get to Congress to become criminals. With that kind of a head start, looks like he’ll more to the front of the line.

    I’m gettin me one of them “I see dumb people” bumper stickers.

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  14. FreedomCat

    November 8th, 2012

    Why are these people allowed to run for office???!!!

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  15. no-mo-obamy

    November 8th, 2012

    He’ll fit right in !

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  16. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 8th, 2012

    Let’s suppose he goes to Washington and steals larges amounts of money. I can get behind that – after all, he’s enriching himself at someone else’s expense.

    What I can’t understand is the congress critters to steal and waste billions of dollars just for kicks and giggles.

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  17. Unneutral

    November 8th, 2012

    So, is it now required that you need experience running from the law before you can run for office?

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  18. Lowell

    November 8th, 2012

    Well, looks like ONE black man was properly vetted to make sure he’ll be a good fit for his new job.

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  19. Steaming Pyle

    November 8th, 2012

    I’m not sure what crimes elected felons would have to have committed to lose the black vote.

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  20. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 8th, 2012

    Banks…has insisted he has turned his life around.

    Check his freezer.

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  21. Rick

    November 8th, 2012

    It’s about time we had a PROFESSIONAL crook in Congress! These amateurs ain’t fer sh*t.

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  22. Unruly Refugee

    November 8th, 2012

    There are only a few things that would disqualify a democrat from running for office — standing in the way of gay marriage or abortion are just two I can think of off the top of my aching head.

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  23. AbigailAdams

    November 8th, 2012

    I had a professional colleague who always managed to work in the line that she was “pursuing her Ph.D.”. It was a lot of BS. I don’t think she’d actually completed her undergrad. This guy sounds like a professional BS-er just like the woman I knew.

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  24. Geoff C. The Saltine

    November 8th, 2012

    At this point I say let them all in. Hell why not let him take over for Timmy, as the new S. of the Treasury. He has as much expertise as our president at robbing the people.

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  25. Commissar M

    November 9th, 2012

    Being a felon is actually considered a resume booster for Dems!

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