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  Republican consultants Jeff Timmer and Mark Pischea of The Sterling Corp., pose for a photo Friday, May 4, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. Timmer and Pischea have joined in an unusual partnership with Democratic consultants at Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications to promote a November ballot issue that would increase renewable energy requirements. (AP Photo/Kathy Barks Hoffman)