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In case you missed it: Today the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) dumped $250,000 into the Proposition 2 support group “Voters Not Politicians,” further confirmation that Proposition 2 is nothing more than a cheap ploy by Democrats to gerrymander Michigan’s Constitution. The Democrats want to make Michigan’s electoral districts less about our communities and more about identity politics.Remember to tell your friends, family, and neighbors, to vote ‘NO’ on Proposition 2 this November. It’s a scam.Here is the press release from NRDC sent to Michigan media today:NDRC Affiliate Invests in Michigan Redistricting Reform Effort Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Redistricting Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), is announcing a $250,000 investment in Voters Not Politicians, the group behind a grassroots movement to create an independent citizens redistricting commission in Michigan. The citizens of Michigan will have the opportunity to vote on the reform this November. Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chair of the NDRC, released the following statement: “In Michigan, the current electoral system is unfair and is so rigged that politicians can now pick their voters, instead of allowing citizens to choose their representatives. Our governments are not supposed to work this way. This partisan gerrymandering leads to dysfunction, polarization, and the legitimate belief held by average Americans that, for them, our political system just does not work. Regardless of party affiliation, that’s not good for our democracy. Maps that are drawn by a truly... More >

Saying you support Israel is not enough: Hamas supporter Gilchrist must go! LANSING, Mich., September 5, 2018 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser regarding tweets made by Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Garlin Gilchrist II in which Gilchrist legitimized the Palestinian Terrorist group Hamas. Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department since 1997. Hamas is an anti-Semitic Iranian-backed terrorist group responsible for the death of more than two dozen Americans whose stated purpose is the total destruction of Israel: “The Iranian funded terrorist group known as Hamas has consistently been one of the greatest hurdles to Middle Eastern peace. The fact that Garlin Gilchrist II defended a terrorist organization that intentionally targets innocent women and children and that has killed more than two dozen American citizens disqualifies him from being our state’s next Lt. Governor. Gilchrist called Hamas ‘legitimate’ and blamed his own nation, the United States, for Hamas’ electoral success. Let me be clear: Hamas is not a political party that simply has an ‘extremist wing,’ as Gilchrist states. It is a terrorist organization that traffics in death and is funded by the enemies of the United States. The fact that these tweets escaped Gretchen Whitmer shows that she either did not properly vet Mr. Gilchrist, or that she simply doesn’t care. Her statement that she supports Israel is not enough. Whitmer owes it to the people of Michigan to remove Mr. Gilchrist as her running mate... More >

Who is the real Whitmer? Go to the tape. Gretchen Whitmer desperately wants Michiganders to think she shares our state’s mainstream values, but the tapes don’t lie. Again, and again Whitmer has been caught on tape disparaging the Federal law enforcement officers who keep our borders safe. While attending a rally of progressives in Lansing, she said that we should abolish the law enforcement agency, ICE: the agency that protects our borders, stops human trafficking, prevents terrorism, and blocks illegal drugs from entering our country. And, while her running mate said that our law enforcement officers were threatening lives, Whitmer silently nodded her support in an effort to court the progressive vote. However, whenever she is confronted by the media on these extremist stances, Whitmer waffles. How can Michigan trust someone willing to waffle on something as important as keeping our families safe? When it comes to enforcing our state and nation’s laws, Whitmer won’t. More >

New Campaign ads violate state law by implying incumbencyLANSING, Mich., August 1, 2018 –Today the Michigan Republican Party notified Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon that Democratic frontrunner Gretchen Whitmer is currently breaking Michigan election law. The Whitmer for Governor campaign is running multiple ads in which Whitmer is referred to as “Governor,” implying incumbency. Under Michigan election law a false designation of incumbency is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 and up to 90 days imprisonment in county jail.“Gretchen Whitmer, a former prosecutor, seems to have a really poor grasp of Michigan law,” said Sarah Anderson Deputy Chief of Staff at the Michigan Republican Party. Anderson continued, “Whitmer and her allies are defending against multiple campaign finance and election law violations. Michigan needs a Governor who enforces state law, not someone who thinks she is above it. We trust that Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon will take action on this notification despite the fact that she co-hosted a Whitmer for Governor fundraiser on July 22, the proceeds of which may have paid for the ads in question.”Whitmer’s ad specifically violates Section 944 of Act 116 of 1954 in Michigan Election law which states:Any person who advertises or uses in any campaign material, including radio, television, newspapers, circulars, cards, or stationery, the words incumbent, re-elect, re-election, or otherwise indicates, represents, or gives the impression that a candidate for public office is the incumbent, when in fact the candidate is not the incumbent, is guilty of a misdemeanor... More >

Whitmer Waffles on ICE AbolitionNewly released footage shows Whitmer calling for abolition of ICE LANSING, Mich., July 25, 2018 –On Tuesday, Democrat candidate for Governor Gretchen Whitmer told a group of reporters that she opposes abolishing the Immigration and Customs enforcement agency (ICE). Whitmer stated "Just abolishing a department that is the face of the administration, doesn't fix the problem. I'm interested in solving problems, not just taking positions, not talking in buzz phrases, but solutions for people."However, the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) has footage from a recent event in which Whitmer contradicts those statements, stating instead that ICE should be abolished. The footage is from June 30, 2018 at the "Families Belong Together" rally in Lansing. Many members of this group have openly called for the abolition of ICE. Whitmer attended the rally.“Gretchen Whitmer will say anything to get elected,” said Sarah Anderson, MRP Deputy Chief of Staff. Anderson continued, “Whitmer says one thing when speaking to Progressives and something completely contradictory when speaking to the media and mainstream Democrat voters. Does she support abolishing ICE? Does she support sanctuary cities? Waffling Whitmer owes the people of Michigan an explanation. As she so aptly put it in the recent Democrat debate, you can’t be ‘half pregnant’ on issues.”The footage of Whitmer’s support for the abolition of ICE can be found here.   More >

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In case you missed it: Today the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) dumped $250,000 into the Proposition 2 support group “Voters Not Politicians,” further confirmation that Proposition 2 is nothing more than a cheap ploy by Democrats to gerrymander Michigan’s Constitution. The Democrats want to make Michigan’s electoral districts less about our communities and more about identity politics.Remember to tell your friends, family, and neighbors, to vote ‘NO’ on Proposition 2 this November. It’s a scam.Here is the press release from NRDC sent to Michigan media today:NDRC Affiliate Invests in Michigan Redistricting Reform Effort Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Redistricting Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), is announcing a $250,000 investment in Voters Not Politicians, the group behind a grassroots movement to create an independent citizens redistricting commission in Michigan. The citizens of Michigan will have the opportunity to vote on the reform this November. Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chair of the NDRC, released the following statement: “In Michigan, the current electoral system is unfair and is so rigged that politicians can now pick their voters, instead of allowing citizens to choose their representatives. Our governments are not supposed to work this way. This partisan gerrymandering leads to dysfunction, polarization, and the legitimate belief held by average Americans that, for them, our political system just does not work. Regardless of party affiliation, that’s not good for our democracy. Maps that are drawn by a truly... More >

Saying you support Israel is not enough: Hamas supporter Gilchrist must go! LANSING, Mich., September 5, 2018 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser regarding tweets made by Democrat Lt. Governor candidate Garlin Gilchrist II in which Gilchrist legitimized the Palestinian Terrorist group Hamas. Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department since 1997. Hamas is an anti-Semitic Iranian-backed terrorist group responsible for the death of more than two dozen Americans whose stated purpose is the total destruction of Israel: “The Iranian funded terrorist group known as Hamas has consistently been one of the greatest hurdles to Middle Eastern peace. The fact that Garlin Gilchrist II defended a terrorist organization that intentionally targets innocent women and children and that has killed more than two dozen American citizens disqualifies him from being our state’s next Lt. Governor. Gilchrist called Hamas ‘legitimate’ and blamed his own nation, the United States, for Hamas’ electoral success. Let me be clear: Hamas is not a political party that simply has an ‘extremist wing,’ as Gilchrist states. It is a terrorist organization that traffics in death and is funded by the enemies of the United States. The fact that these tweets escaped Gretchen Whitmer shows that she either did not properly vet Mr. Gilchrist, or that she simply doesn’t care. Her statement that she supports Israel is not enough. Whitmer owes it to the people of Michigan to remove Mr. Gilchrist as her running mate... More >

Who is the real Whitmer? Go to the tape. Gretchen Whitmer desperately wants Michiganders to think she shares our state’s mainstream values, but the tapes don’t lie. Again, and again Whitmer has been caught on tape disparaging the Federal law enforcement officers who keep our borders safe. While attending a rally of progressives in Lansing, she said that we should abolish the law enforcement agency, ICE: the agency that protects our borders, stops human trafficking, prevents terrorism, and blocks illegal drugs from entering our country. And, while her running mate said that our law enforcement officers were threatening lives, Whitmer silently nodded her support in an effort to court the progressive vote. However, whenever she is confronted by the media on these extremist stances, Whitmer waffles. How can Michigan trust someone willing to waffle on something as important as keeping our families safe? When it comes to enforcing our state and nation’s laws, Whitmer won’t. More >

New Campaign ads violate state law by implying incumbencyLANSING, Mich., August 1, 2018 –Today the Michigan Republican Party notified Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon that Democratic frontrunner Gretchen Whitmer is currently breaking Michigan election law. The Whitmer for Governor campaign is running multiple ads in which Whitmer is referred to as “Governor,” implying incumbency. Under Michigan election law a false designation of incumbency is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 and up to 90 days imprisonment in county jail.“Gretchen Whitmer, a former prosecutor, seems to have a really poor grasp of Michigan law,” said Sarah Anderson Deputy Chief of Staff at the Michigan Republican Party. Anderson continued, “Whitmer and her allies are defending against multiple campaign finance and election law violations. Michigan needs a Governor who enforces state law, not someone who thinks she is above it. We trust that Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon will take action on this notification despite the fact that she co-hosted a Whitmer for Governor fundraiser on July 22, the proceeds of which may have paid for the ads in question.”Whitmer’s ad specifically violates Section 944 of Act 116 of 1954 in Michigan Election law which states:Any person who advertises or uses in any campaign material, including radio, television, newspapers, circulars, cards, or stationery, the words incumbent, re-elect, re-election, or otherwise indicates, represents, or gives the impression that a candidate for public office is the incumbent, when in fact the candidate is not the incumbent, is guilty of a misdemeanor... More >

Whitmer Waffles on ICE AbolitionNewly released footage shows Whitmer calling for abolition of ICE LANSING, Mich., July 25, 2018 –On Tuesday, Democrat candidate for Governor Gretchen Whitmer told a group of reporters that she opposes abolishing the Immigration and Customs enforcement agency (ICE). Whitmer stated "Just abolishing a department that is the face of the administration, doesn't fix the problem. I'm interested in solving problems, not just taking positions, not talking in buzz phrases, but solutions for people."However, the Michigan Republican Party (MRP) has footage from a recent event in which Whitmer contradicts those statements, stating instead that ICE should be abolished. The footage is from June 30, 2018 at the "Families Belong Together" rally in Lansing. Many members of this group have openly called for the abolition of ICE. Whitmer attended the rally.“Gretchen Whitmer will say anything to get elected,” said Sarah Anderson, MRP Deputy Chief of Staff. Anderson continued, “Whitmer says one thing when speaking to Progressives and something completely contradictory when speaking to the media and mainstream Democrat voters. Does she support abolishing ICE? Does she support sanctuary cities? Waffling Whitmer owes the people of Michigan an explanation. As she so aptly put it in the recent Democrat debate, you can’t be ‘half pregnant’ on issues.”The footage of Whitmer’s support for the abolition of ICE can be found here.   More >

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